We hosted a fantastic fundraising Italian Sunday lunch earlier this month, raising £2100 for The Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends Foundation. Thanks to everyone who came and gave so generously for the raffle - and also for our guest who bid for Rosario to cook at his home!
Today the Locanda team presented a cheque to Katy from the Sick Kids Foundation for £2000, and a sack of small toys which Maria bought with the other £100.
Maria said: “Rosario have I have 4 children, all of whom have been cared for at Sick Kids, either for minor procedures, appointments and long term aftercare. We wanted to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for their care, support and dedication, by raising funds for the foundation. Our Italian Sunday lunch was a great day for a great cause.”
Katy Sandford, Corporate Fundraiser Sick Kids Friends Foundation said: “Christmas can be stressful for children and families in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which is why we’re so grateful to Rosario, Maria and the whole team at Locanda De Gusti for organising such a special fundraising event during this festive period. This incredible total will go towards our Play department fund which ensures that every child receives a special gift on Christmas Day, and the playrooms in each wards are well stocked with toys, games, books and arts and craft materials throughout the whole year. We rely on the support of local businesses such as Locanda De Gusti to help us transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital, so they can be a child first and patient second, especially at Christmas.”
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. They exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second. As a result of what we do Children and young people’s live are less interrupted by illness; Children and young people are less scared of hospital and have a positive experience; Children and young people’s families are better supported and comforted; Children and young people have an improved experience of healthcare in their community. For more information please visit www.edinburghsickkids.org