October 25th, 2011

Marty Bear is coming for a festive lunch!

Marty Bear is coming for a festive lunch!

GUSTO Restaurant & Bar, Cookridge, Leeds are hosting their annual festive fundraiser in aid of local children’s hospice Martin House. The special Ladies Christmas Lunch will be held on 29th November, with a fabulous three course Christmas lunch, a glass of Prosecco to add some sparkle and an extensive raffle hosted by Martin House.  Whilst all this is going on you can also browse the many stalls showcasing a whole range of festive treats, start the Christmas shopping early.

The event will be a fantastic networking and social opportunity, all for a truly worthy cause. Tickets are just £25, to buy a ticket simply call Aissa on 0113 267 2100. All the proceeds from the ‘Ladies Luxury Raffle’ will be going to Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa alongside a donation from each ticket sold.

Throughout December GUSTO Cookridge will be running a ‘Dine & Donate’ fundraising scheme, which sees £1 per head added to each bill. This will be also be donated to Martin House and all the money raised will go towards funding vital bereavement support for Martin House families in our local area.

GUSTO Business Manager, Aissa said; “We are delighted to be able to support Martin House with our fundraising efforts.  We hope that our customers will enjoy coming for a lovely meal whilst knowing that they supporting such a worthy local charity. Martin House provides wonderful support to hundreds of families with children with life-limiting illnesses and bereaved families across our region. Funds raised by Gusto Cookridge customers will go into ‘Sibling Bereavement Support’; providing counselling and focussed support for brothers and sisters in bereaved families. We are pleased to be able to play our part in supporting the work that they do.”

Corporate Fundraiser, Brenda Peel said; “We are thrilled to have the support of the staff and customers of Gusto Cookridge.  Local businesses fundraising on our behalf are helping to meet the running costs of the hospice and are helping us to reach our annual target of £4.5 million.  We are currently supporting 340 families with children with life-limiting illnesses and 140 bereaved families and the money raised by Gusto will help to ensure that this work continues. Thank you!”

Notes to editors:

For more information, quotes or photographs please call GUSTO Cookridge on 0113 267 2100 and Aissa will be happy to provide you with anything you require.

Tags: Cookridge, Martin House, Marty Bear
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