WORLD Cup widows looking to escape the first England games against Italy on June 14 will receive a warm welcome at Gusto.

The King Street restaurant will be hosting a ‘World Cup Widow’ evening to support The Joshua Tree Cheshire children’s cancer charity on Saturday.

Those who want to get away from pitch fever will be treated to a special set menu, exclusive Joshua Tree cocktails and the best seats in the house.

Stefanie Meachin from Gusto said: “We were approached by The Joshua Tree to provide an alternative Italian evening for Cheshire’s World Cup Widows who might be looking to spend the night away from the TV screens and tension.

“Although we wish the England team all the best, we think that spending a night here with the girls fundraising for a great local charity is an attractive option as the 2014 World Cup kicks off.”

With a special Joshua Tree three course set menu at £22.95 per head, plus an exclusive Joshua Tree Cocktail available on the night, the Gusto team is hoping to make the night a fundraising success for the charity - whatever the result in Brazil.

The restaurant has reserved the best seats in the house at its ‘Conamichi’ tables - which stands for ‘sharing with friends’ in Italian - so that parties of up to 18 can be catered for at two special 7pm sittings, or just quote The Joshua Tree when booking to be seated at the special tables with like-minded World Cup Widows.

For families who want to escape, there is also a family friendly sitting at 5.30pm with a children’s pizza menu at £5.95, so that Dad can be left in peace to watch England take on Italy.

To book a place, call Gusto on 01565 755 487 and quote Joshua Tree.