25 June 2014 | Summer Fundraising Triathlon
ASK ITALIAN ANNOUNCES SUMMER FUNDRAISING TRIATHLON
IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY
A team of intrepid staff from ASK Italian Bolton will be entering the company’s fundraising Summer Triathlon this July, which aims to raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The ASK Italian Summer Triathlon will be held on Thursday 10th
July 2014 at Dorney Lake in Berkshire – the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venue – and will also be open to ASK Italian friends, customers and suppliers. The event is part of ASK Italian’s wider pledge to raise £1 million towards a new surgery centre at the hospital, which treats children with the rarest and most complex conditions from across the UK. For more information visit www.askitaliansummertri.co.uk
“We’re so proud of our relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity,” says restaurant general manager Steve McEvoy. “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 Bolton proud in the competition and raise even more with the ASK Italian Summer Triathlon.”
ASK Italian restaurants nationwide will be entering teams of staff into the ASK Italian Summer Triathlon – and whilst there’s a strong competitive spirit between restaurant teams, the hard work will be followed by an afternoon of relaxation; with music, a BBQ and a party until the evening. This event follows on from last year’s successful Grand Tour – a cross-country journey by cycle and on foot, calling at every ASK Italian restaurant and raising money along the way.
Sarah Norris, Account Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity 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 brand new kitchen, dining and play areas for young patients and their families from across the UK”.
ASK Italian is one of the UK’s leading casual dining restaurant brands, with over 110 restaurants throughout the country, driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture. With the help of expert friends, Theo Randall, Carla Capalbo and Adrian Garforth MW, ASK Italian has been discovering the best of Italian life, reflected in the menus and 100% Italian wine list. ASK Italian was named ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ in the 2013 Pizza and Pasta Association Awards.
Ask Italian, Middlebrook Retail Park, Bolton / 01204 699199 / www.askitalian.co.uk
28 May 2014 | Messi teams up with Space Scooter
With just 17 days left until the World Cup, the world’s greatest footballer signs up to promote scooter available exclusively at Smyths Toys Superstores.
Four time world football player of the year, Lionel Messi, has signed a three year contract to promote the Dutch-manufactured Space Scooter, available exclusively at Smyths Toys Superstores in Ireland and the UK.
The Space Scooter has been one of the leading toy retailer’s top-selling products since launching late last year as word-of-mouth caught fire. The scooter’s unique patented design results in a new and unique way of moving and is driven by moving the scooter’s foot deck up and down to power its wheels. Its movement is said to feel like walking in space, hence the name “Space Scooter”, and the product is designed to provide an energetic and fun way of transport for young children… and adults!
Commenting on Messi’s sponsorship of the brand, Joost Bloom, Managing Director for Easy2 Company, manufacturer of the Space Scooter, commented “Messi is loved all over the world and is a great example for children when it comes to what you can accomplish in life if you believe in yourself. He immediately fell in love with the Space Scooter and has been riding the scooter with his nephews ever since! We’re expecting huge demand in the run up to the World Cup.”
The Space Scooter is currently available exclusively in Ireland and the UK at Smyths Toys Superstores and online at SmythsToys.com