Over £5000 Raised at Bella Italia in Loughborough for Dreams Come True Charity

  • £5689.42 raised during the Soft Launch Days at Bella Italia Loughborough for Dreams Come True charity
  • Funds handed over at a celebratory dinner to charity’s ambassador Olivia Breen at the restaurant
  • Joined by Vice Chair of Love Loughborough, Lez Cope-Newman

Bella Loughborough, which opened on Monday 9 May, run 5 Soft Launch Days – where customers got to try their own taste of Italy through the dishes of the brand’s new menu - and all the money from the drinks and some items from the menu have been donated towards a ‘dream’ in the Loughborough community that Dreams Come True charity are working to fulfill. 

Dreams Come True, is now nationally supported by Bella Italia, and is a charity that fulfils the dreams of children and young people between the ages of 2-21 with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions throughout the UK. They stop at nothing to make sure dreams of children and young people are fulfilled, whether it’s meeting Richard Branson, swimming with dolphins, experiencing zero gravity or having their own specially-adapted trike.

The cheque presentation event saw the Dreams Come True ambassador British para-Olympic athlete Olivia Breen, joined by Vice Chair of Love Loughborough get together at Bella Loughborough for a fabulous dinner celebration. 

Bella Loughborough has created 35 jobs and will be serving up authentic Italian treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bella’s menu, which brings together the best flavours from across Italy, is packed with products from family-run Italian producers. 

Jo Sorg, the corporate fundraiser, said, “We pride ourselves on sensitivity, compassion, ingenuity and persistence when working with families, carers and health professionals, and in making sure that every child’s dream comes true in the most personal and fulfilling way. Many of the children and young people we help rarely have the opportunity to enjoy experiences the rest of us take for granted.  This donation from Bella Italia in Loughborough will go towards fulfilling a dream in the local community and the mark this will leave on someone’s life is truly amazing!”

Bella Loughborough General Manager Sam Blackwell, said, “We’re delighted to be able to give back to the local community by supporting our national charity Dreams Come True with this donation. It is a fantastic cause which aligns with Bella’s family values and we are very proud to have raised this amount to help a dream come true. It’s great that their ambassador Olivia Breen and Lez Cope-Newman from Love Loughborough could join us for dinner to celebrate this!” 

Love Loughborough Vice Chair Lez Cope-Newman, said, “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of Bella Loughborough’s charity presentation evening. We wish Sam Blackwell and all the staff at Bella the very best for their future in Loughborough.”