Art, wine and pizza raises £1,300 for charity

The owners of two Harrogate independent Italian eateries have handed over more than £1300 to charity.

Sara and Stefano Lancellotti, who own award-winning Sasso Restaurant and its sister café/pizzeria Caffe Marconi, along with Sara’s father Brian Ferguson, held an art exhibition, wine tasting and pizza evening to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action.

Dozens of people attended the event, featuring the work of internationally-renowned artist Tony Brummell Smith, who is based in Harrogate.

The Italian evening, held at Café Marconi in Princes Square, raised £1322 for the cancer charity – and charity supporter/fundraiser Emma Vanson dropped into Caffe Marconi to pick up the cheque on behalf of Ovarian Cancer Action.

Gilda Witte, chief executive at Ovarian Cancer Action said:  “This is a fantastic achievement, thanks to all who were involved with this fundraising event.

“This money will be used to fund the vital work that takes place at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre.”

Independent Italian restaurant Sasso, featured in the 2015 UK Good Food Guide, has been open in Harrogate for the past 16 years while its sister restaurant Caffe Marconi is a café by day and pizzeria by night.

Joint owner Sara said: “This is a cause that is very close to my heart so I am really happy to have been able to raise such a fantastic amount of money.

“We couldn’t have done it without the generous donations of raffle prizes and support from local businesses and clients.”

Emma Vanson, left from Ovarian Cancer Action with Sara Lancellotti, joint owner of Sasso/Caffe Marconi

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