A RESTAURANT in Skipton, has pledged to help three important charities this December.

The restaurant asked its social media followers to pick a charity for it to support, the shortlist was between Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Martin House children’s hospice and Feed Leeds Homeless project.

Following a high number of votes split evenly for all three charities, the tapas restaurant La Casita, situated at Mill Bridge, Skipton, decided to support them all.

“We couldn’t possibly pick one following all the votes we

received so, we thought, let’s support all three,” said one of the restaurant’s co-founders Oliver Renton.”

La Casita has picked three dishes from its Christmas menu to be charity dishes and all proceeds from these dishes will go to the charity it represents.

This will happen over a three-week period in December and each week the restaurant will support one of the charities.

The first week saw La Casita support children’s hospice Martin House through its dish chorizo in cider mulled spices.

Week two supports Yorkshire Air Ambulance through its new dish roasted parsnips and chestnut granola and week three’s dish is cod loin with ox cheeks in aid of Feed Leeds Homeless project.

Vickie Bowden, fundraising manager at Yorkshire Air Ambulance said the charity was hugely grateful to those who had chosen it as a possible beneficiary and to the restaurant itself for the support it was giving.

She said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to La Casita and everyone who voted for us in the charity poll to be a beneficiary of the proceeds raised from the sale of its charity dish.

“It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air. Local communities and businesses such as La Casita are the life-blood of our charity.”

La Casita was founded by chefs and entrepreneurs Simon Miller, Ben Riley and Oliver Renton in 2014.

There are now three restaurants in Ilkley, Boston Spa and Skipton, offering a range of Andalusian tapas with traditional wines and cocktails.

In 2020, through the sale of its cookbook, the restaurant raised over £3,000 for charitable food redistributor FareShare.

For more information visit: www.littlehouseoftapas.co.uk

Follow the restaurant on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lacasitaskipton/