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Ask Italian's Grand Tour raises over £200,000 for Great Ormond Street

25 October 2013 by
Ask Italian's Grand Tour raises over £200,000 for Great Ormond Street

Restaurant chain Ask Italian has raised more than £200,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The company's Ask Italian Grand Tour saw fundraisers cycling, walking and swimming for charity across the country.

The 6,121-mile tour called at each of the company's 110 restaurants, although fundraisers completed individual stages of the overall tour.

A total of 423 people took part over 19 days. One of Ask Italian's restaurant managers managed to complete the entire 6,121-mile route.

The company and its fundraisers raised a total of £208,675 for the charity, with its total contribution now standing at almost £400,000.

Steve Holmes, managing director at ASK Italian, said: "The Grand Tour offered our customers and the public a chance to get involved in something that will make a difference to so many children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Grand Tour captured the spirit of ASK Italian; raising a high sum of money for a charity close to our hearts, celebrating our passion for real Italian food and culture and, of course, having some fun along the way."

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