February 19th, 2015

Edinburgh restaurant raise cash for children's charity during Christmas fundraiser

By The Daily Record.

CUSTOMERS dining at Gusto in Edinburgh were given the option to donate £1 on top of their food bill with proceeds going to Children 1st.

Edinburgh restaurant raise cash for children's charity during Christmas fundraiser

STAFF and customers of an Edinburgh restaurant were praised by a children's charity for their fundraising drive during the festive season.

Gusto on George Street raised £1,581 for Children's 1st by asking customers to support the charity by adding on an extra £1 to their bill.

Children's 1st focus on supporting children & young people to recover from the trauma of physical, sexual, domestic and emotional abuse and of neglect. They support children, families and in particular those in their earliest years as well as engaging with communities to help keep children safe.

General Manager, Pedro Duran said: "Gusto Edinburgh jumped at the chance to partner with the Children's 1st Charity during Christmas 2014.

"The whole team and our loyal customers got behind the project to give something back to the community and in particular to support the campaign for every child in Scotland to enjoy the best possible start in life- living without the fear of abuse or violence".

Sine Ward from Children 1st said, "We are absolutely delighted at Children 1st to have the support of Gusto Edinburgh. Such wonderful efforts as this are crucial to creating happier, healthier, safer and secure childhoods for children in Scotland".

The restaurant will continue their support throughout 2015 with a number of fundraising activities planned for the spring including a ‘Ladies Day' and a ‘Battle of the Cities' challenge between the staff in the Edinburgh restaurant and the new Gusto in Glasgow opening in April.

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