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Newbury restaurant using 'power of Pavlova' to raise charity funds

All proceeds from Cote Pavlova sales will be donated to Swings & Smiles

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Newbury restaurant using 'power of Pavlova' to raise charity funds

A NEWBURY-based charity will be hoping that a leading restaurant chain can use the ‘power of the pavlova’ to help raise some of the money it needs to move into a new permanent home.

Côte Restaurants, the UK’s leading French brasserie group, is aiming to raise more than £30,000 this September in support of Swings & Smiles, which provides recreational facilities for children with special needs and their families.

Côte – which opened a new restaurant in Northbrook Street, Newbury last year – will donate proceeds from sales of its popular fruit pavlova directly to the charity.

The charity currently supports 260 families, and more than 350 children, at the Phoenix Resource Centre in Newbury.

But the council-run facility is only a temporary base for Swings & Smiles, which is aiming to raise at least £450,000 to build a new permanent home to meet the ever-growing demand for its services.

Sian Cook, founder of Swings & Smiles, said: “The trustees and I are absolutely thrilled that Côte Restaurants has offered to raise this money.

“Côte’s efforts are another, fantastic step towards building Swings & Smiles a permanent home, so we can support more families and secure the long term future of the charity.”

Côte’s chief executive Alex Scrimgeour, who lives locally, said: “Having seen first-hand what a remarkable charity Swings & Smiles is, we are delighted to join forces with Sian Cook, the inspirational founder of Swings & Smiles, and her team.”

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