The UK’s favourite Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo, met with patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital today (April 12) as he presented a cheque for £10,000 to the hospital charity.
Gino vowed to support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital following the tragic events at the Manchester Arena last year. True to his word, the TV favourite chose the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital as his nominated charity of My Pizza & Prosecco Bar, Next, Manchester Arndale, upon launch last November (2017).
The donation of £10,000 follows the creation of a special Humphrey Granny Smith Martini cocktail and mocktail, from which £1 of every sale has been committed to the charity. The big hearted chef and father of three also pledged £1 from every sale of Margherita pizza.
Speaking on the experience Gino said: “What fantastico children, I am humbled to have met with them and their wonderful families. A father of young children myself I know only too well how difficult it is to watch a loved one battle with illness or injury. The strength and positivity of the children I have met today is nothing but inspirational. I encourage everyone to get behind the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and support their fundraising campaigns.
The initiative continues across the charity drinks and restaurant’s ‘pizza of the week’ at My Pizza & Prosecco Bar in Next at Manchester Arndale.