SPORTS broadcaster and former professional cricketer Jonathan Agnew was the star guest at an Italian coffee shop this weekend, which raised over £100 for the Day trust fund, writes Natalie Webb.
Owners of Dolce Vita in King Street, Alex Gertiani and Monica Guiotto, were joined by Jonathan and Leicester torchbearer Belinda Chapman to hold the event on Saturday.
Visitors got the chance to have their picture taken with the Olympic flame as well as sample a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes, including lasagne, pizza , pastries and a Dolce Vita speciality, caffeine free ginseng cappuchino.
All together a total £106 was raised for the fund, set up by the Melton Times to support Kimberley and Adam Day after their parents and sister Genevieve died in tragic circumstances at their Melton home last December.
Monica said: “Jonathan seemed really pleased to be at the event with us and really enjoyed himself.
“Everything went really well and we had a lot of customers and a lot of children wanted to get their picture taken with the torch.
“I’m really pleased we managed to raise so much for such a good cause.”
The fund currently stands at about £23,000 and is held at Melton Mowbray Building Society.
If you are organising a fundraising event for the Day Trust fund, please call (01664) 410041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
l Olympic torchbearer Belinda Chapman, BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and Dolce Vita owner Monica Guiotto PHOTO: Tim Williams to buy visit www.meltontimes.co.uk