COSMO Nottingham aims for charity boost as its extends its money-raiser for the summer
A Nottingham restaurant is extending its popular Kids Eat for £1 scheme for the summer in a bid to help a local charity take a poorly child to meet Santa Claus this Christmas.
COSMO Authentic World Kitchen in Milton Street has opened up its fundraising Family Tuesday deal, where children measuring under 150cm pay just £1 for their meal, so that it now runs for four days a week.
The scheme was set up to raise money for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity, with every pound going towards the Nottingham-based good cause’s Christmas trips, when it takes a group of children with life-threatening illnesses to visit Santa Claus in Lapland.
Last year the restaurant raised £1,481, which paid for four-year-old Isabelle Cliff, from Stapleford, to join them, and so, to help raise more money to send another child this year, it will run the Kids for £1 scheme from Monday and Thursday until August 31.
COSMO prides itself on being a family-friendly venue and there is a wealth of choice for diners young and old, who are free to help themselves to whatever they want from the restaurant’s 150-plus dishes.
They include authentic Far Eastern cuisine including Japanese sushi and teppanyaki, Indian curries and Chinese dim sum, as well as Western treats such as Italian pasta, Brazilian grilled robata meat, beefburgers and a traditional roast from its carvery.
This year it invested in a second chocolate fountain and has added a yogurt-maker to its dessert section, while it also serves slushies as part of its extensive drinks menu.
James Brion, director of COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, said: “Our partnership with When You Wish Upon A Star was a great success last year and resulted in Isabelle enjoying the trip of a lifetime to meet Santa Claus.
“Her trip was paid for with the pounds that we collected through our Family Tuesday events and we have been busy collecting pounds once again this year.
“However, to help us reach our target, we decided to open the scheme up to families during the weekdays as well during the summer and we hope that they come in, enjoy a great meal and raise some money for a wonderful cause at the same time.
“All they have to do is download their voucher from our Facebook page and bring it along.”
When You Wish Upon a Star has been making children’s dreams come true since 1990 and has organised thousands of memorable experiences such as Harry Potter-themed trips, a once-in-a-lifetime trip to swim with dolphins and its annual trip to visit Santa Claus in Lapland.
Families who want to take advantage of the Kids for £1 deal during the summer can download a voucher from the restaurant’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/cosmonottingham