A team of restaurant staff will take on their company’s charity triathlon next week to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Katie Sargeant, Nicole Deary, Eszter Kovats and Charlie Hirst, from Ask Italian in Stamford, will join employees from branches across the country at Dorney Lake in Berkshire – home of the 2012 Olympic triathlon event – for the 2.5km run, 300m or 750m swim and 5km cycle.
The company hopes to raise £100,000 for the children’s hospital. Great Ormond Street was formed in 1852, and is dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.
General manager of the Stamford branch, Nicole Deary, said: “We’re so proud of our relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity. We’re really grateful to staff and customers who have helped us to raise money for such a fantastic cause and we can’t wait to do Stamford proud in the competition and raise even more.”
Donations can be made at the Ask Italian restaurant in St John’s Street, Stamford.
Charity spokesman Sarah Norris said: “We’re delighted to have ASK Italian’s continued support. The money raised by the ASK Italian Summer Triathlon will help to fund the hospital’s new surgery centre, due to open in 2017.
“The new centre will include a brand new kitchen as well as dining and play areas for young patients and their families.”