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The Restaurant Group celebrates raising £344k for children’s charity


CEO of The Restaurant Group, Danny Breithaupt, and Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity met for a Christmas breakfast with some very special VIPs to celebrate Frankie & Benny’s raising a whopping £344,344 for the charity – that’s a lot of wishes!

Frankie & Benny’s launched its official national charity partnership with Rays of Sunshine; a children’s charity which grants wishes for seriously ill children across the UK, aged three to 18 years, in January, pledging to raise £250,000 for the year. Today, Frankie & Benny’s revealed they had smashed their target by almost £100,000.

The exciting relationship sees The Restaurant Group work closely with Rays of Sunshine up and down the country to brighten up the lives of brave and deserving children like Tia (9) who was diagnosed with heart disease at the age of just three years old and after 10 months on a Berlin Heart, had a heart transplant, Sophie (13), who is currently living with Hypermobility Syndrome, Roshan (7), who is currently living with a congenital heart condition, and Hannah (20) who is currently living with a heart defect, and also a Rays of Sunshine Wish Ambassador, who all attended the event.

All children fulfilling their wishes with Rays of Sunshine during 2015 received a VIP Frankie & Benny’s Sunshine card entitling them to a free child’s meal every time they visit a restaurant.

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine said:

“Wish families, staff and customers have all embraced our fantastic partnership with Frankie & Benny’s, which the final fundraising total of £344,344 for 2015 really demonstrates! On behalf of all of the children that Frankie & Benny’s have made magical wishes come true for this year, thank you.”