Fundraising is all gravy for wishes charity

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Owners of a Belper fish and chip shop have pledged to raise £10,000 in the next year for a charity which supports children with life-threatening ilnesses.

Georges Tradition hosted a launch night for the fundraising bid for When You Wish Upon a Star at their Bridge Street restaurant this week.

The charity has made wishes come true for more than 14,500 youngsters since launching in 1990.

And now even more poorly children will be helped to do everthing from meeting their favourite pop star to simply having more books and toys after George’s decided to team-up with bosses at the charity to boost funds.

On Tuesday, July 23 the two organisations met in Belper to formally launch the partnership.

A spokesman for Georges Tradition said: “The event was held at George’s Tradition flagship restaurant in Belper, which is celebrating its25 year anniversary this year, with special guests such as the founder of When You Wish Upon a Star, Barbara White and the Belper Town Mayor, Deborah Biss in attendance helping make the night a great success.

“The partnership with When You Wish upon a Star is billed to be a great success over the coming years and George’s Tradition are aiming to raise £10,000 across the next year through variousfund raising activities across all of their shops and head office.

“The first fund raising activity is led by one of George’s Head office colleagues Larha Rigby whowill be completing a sponsored sky dive on August 31.”

The fundraising will involve George’s Tradition shops in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, including nine takeaways, four restaurants and a dining pub,

If you would like to support Larha andWhen You Wish Upon a Star please visit www.justgiving.com/larha-rigby.

For further information on the charity launch please visit: www.georgestradition.co.uk and www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk