For over a year now, we have been the charity partner of the restaurant chain Bella Italia. Bella Italia customers have been helping to raise funds for our work with vulnerable children and young people by buying the Rigatoni alla Norma dish, of which we get 25p towards are work with each dish sold.
Combining our shared focus of family and bringing people together, this partnership is a great opportunity for the children, young people and families we support. From the Norma dish alone, Bella Italia have raised over £60,000.
Last year Bella Italia and its employees also organised fundraising activities for everyone including:
- Parachute jumps and sky dives.
- More staff and managers are organising their own events and inviting friends, family and colleagues to join in the fun.
Visit the Bella Italia website for information about their restaurants, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for news of their employees as they stretch themselves and help support some of the nation’s most disadvantaged children and young people.
What our relationship means to us and Bella Italia
Urvashi Mishra, Brand Manager at Bella Italia said: 'We chose The Children’s Society as Bella Italia's nominated charity because we know we will be able to make a genuine, truly significant and notable difference. They are a wonderful charity to work with, and honestly appreciate all the support we can give them!'
Maggie Allen, our Corporate Partnerships Development Manager said: 'We are thrilled to be working with Bella Italia. Restaurants which welcome thousands of families each year are coming together to make a real difference to the lives of some of most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in society, through our partnership.'