Support Lavolio with a gift or donation to the NHS

by Lavinia Davolio in London, England, United Kingdom

Support Lavolio with a gift or donation to the NHS

Total raised £828

raised so far



Spread gratitude with a Lavolio chocolate gift, and help a small business survive the CV-19 crisis.

by Lavinia Davolio in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th July 2020 we'd raised £828 with 25 supporters in 84 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Show your gratitude with a gift of handmade chocolates

Donate a Lavolio gift to a worker in the NHS - or to a person of your choice - and help us through the crisis.

Would you like to help spread the gratitude with a gift of chocolates? At the same time, you will be helping to back our small business. Every single order is precious at this difficult time. More orders are vital to manage cash flow and to support Lavolio through the crisis. 

What is happening to Lavolio during the time of coronavirus

Lavolio is a small business with a lovely shop in Fulham. Once the lockdown started, and we closed our physical store, our wholesale customers also had to close (no more orders), and shortly thereafter, it was not safe to have my team come into work, having to use public transport and having to go to the post office in order to fulfil the orders from our own website. With reduced operations, we are finding it really hard, as our sales channels have been affected by CV-19. We used to provide confectionery for weddings and events, and all of these are now cancelled.  

Therefore, we’d love you to help us #payitforward, by choosing to send a Lavolio treat to someone who is special to you or by supporting our wonderful NHS workers. 

We believe the most important part of a small business is its people.

Supporting our #PayItForward campaign will help Lavolio:

  • Spread the gratitude, and say thank you to the frontline - or to a person of your choice.
  • Save jobs and support livelihoods. We want to bring back all our staff from furlough as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Help us to reopen the doors of our boutique, when it is safe to do so, and not become yet another statistic of closures on the British high street.
  • Pay our suppliers. All of our products are handmade by artisans: they are small businesses themselves who are also struggling. Being able to pay them in a timely fashion at this crucial point would be invaluable to them and us.

With your help, we will do everything reasonably possible to continue to offer a physical shop you can visit as well as a website you trust and enjoy. 

Our Lavolio chocolates are one-of-a-kind 

We are on a mission to make a box of chocolate more exciting and, if you have not tried us before, we offer more than 30 handmade flavours. Using a traditional Italian panning technique which sugar coats, inside you’ll have different fillings made with nuts, chocolate, real pieces of fruit, spices, coffee… Every bite is a surprise with different textures and fillings. Once you taste them, you immediately know what it is all about.

Lavolio is an award-winning boutique confectionery in Fulham. We are a team of six who are incredibly passionate about what we do. We are coming together to offer some of our skills as a reward, ranging from a fun and relaxed line dancing class to a self-defence virtual course offered by a Tae Kwon Do black belt (have a look at our rewards!). And of course, you can choose to have a virtual Italian cook-along with Lavinia. 

Thank you for everything that you do to support us

Whether you want to offer a small donation to contribute to a gift for our NHS, become a lifetime supporter, or treat your loved ones with a Lavolio gift, we greatly appreciate your backing. No contribution is too small. 

It has been heartwarming to see the messages of support from our customers and these have really made a difference in these unsettling times, both personally and to the team.

Thank you, grazie, 


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This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Donation towards an NHS Gratitude Gift

All individual donations will be gathered together and translated into real chocolate gifts to be delivered to our NHS workers. Truly, no contribution is too small.

£12 or more

NHS Gratitude Gift x 1

Your gift will be delivered directly as a thank you to our NHS workers. It’s one medium tin box of Lavolio, filled with our award-winning handmade confectionery. Perfect if you love the taste of Lavolio and would like to share your gratitude to our wonderful NHS workers.

£15 or more

Gratitude Gift to a recipient of your choice

As soon as we are able to re-open, we will gift-wrap and send through the post your gratitude gift to a person of your choice, including your message. We'd love to treat someone that is making an impact. We believe, they will be most grateful when they can celebrate an easing of the lockdown with a box of yummy chocolates.

£25 or more

NHS Gratitude Gift x 2 and your name on the card

This reward will offer 2 gifts for our NHS. Your name will be individually included in the thank you message that will go out to the NHS with the gifts.

£50 or more

Self-Defence Course and NHS Gratitude Gifts x 4

This reward will consist of 4 gifts for our NHS. There is more! Our lovely marketing executive, Bianca, who is a Tae Kwon Do black belt, is offering you a virtual class with a few, very powerful, self-defence tips. You will see, she is an amazing athlete!

£50 or more

Line Dance Lesson and NHS Gratitude Gift x 4

This reward will consist of 4 gifts for our NHS. Our Operations Manager at Lavolio is also a dance instructor: Carolyn Jurek has taught line dance classes for over 15 years in both Canada and the UK. Your free 1-hour class is guaranteed to put a smile on your face - there's no such thing as two left feet, only lots of fun moving your body to all genres of music (pop, rock, Irish, Latin, reggae...). Yes, you can do it, and you might even love it.

£100 or more

Dessert recipes and NHS Gratitude Gift x 8

This reward will consist of 8 gifts for our NHS. Lavinia will also share her favourite family recipes for delicious and easy to make Italian show-stopper desserts. This is a collection of 8 recipes which have been refined over generations and are very fun and exciting to make. They will definitely uplift you and help to impress whoever you choose to share your desserts with.

£150 or more

Italian Cookery Class and NHS Gratitude Gift x 12

This reward will consist of 12 gifts for our NHS! Lavinia will offer a virtual Cookery class as a thank you - we will be making a delicious Italian homecooked meal together, and you will learn some tips and tricks that Lavinia has learnt from her grandmother from years and years of practice. Buonissimo, guaranteed.

£500 or more

NHS Gratitude Gift x 40 and 10% lifetime discount

You are amazing! This reward will offer 40 gifts for our NHS workers. You will also receive a lifetime discount of 10% off all of your future orders on our website

£1,000 or more

NHS Gratitude Gift x 80 and 15% lifetime discount

Grazie mille! Literally. This reward will offer 80 gifts for our NHS workers. You will also receive a lifetime discount of 15% off all of your future orders on our website

£1,500 or more

NHS Gratitude Gift x 120 and 20% lifetime discount

What a fantastic donation! This reward will offer 120 gifts for our NHS workers. You will also receive a lifetime discount of 20% off all of your future orders on our website Thank you.

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