Edinburgh Sick Kids and city centre restaurant GUSTO are serving up patrons an easy way to donate to children in hospital.


Throughout the month of December, the Italian restaurant in George Street, will be working hard to cook up support and much needed funding for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (SKFF). GUSTO is adding a splash of Christmas cheer by adding a contribution of £1 per table to each and every bill. This donation will go directly to the SKFF, helping to support their hard work.


Volunteer Anna Antonuik and daughter Kayla

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation was established in 1992 to support the work of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital receives over 100,000 children through its doors each year and provides a range of support for both the children and their family. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation raises around £1.5 million every year and this is only possible through donations from the public, trusts and the kind support of businesses such as GUSTO.


Maureen Harrison, Chief Executive of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: ‘I am thrilled by GUSTO’s generosity and would like to thank them for thinking of this great way to raise funds for us. This will definitely help the children in hospital who need us the most. We would urge people to show support for this remarkable charity committed to help sick children and their families across Edinburgh and the Lothians.’


Steph Boyd, Business Development Manager at GUSTO said:

“We are delighted to be supporting the Sick Kids Friends Foundation throughout December. The Royal Hospital for Sick Children touches many lives throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians and we are proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause.”