StreetSmart – Helping Homeless People
StreetSmart Hampshire – 2013
We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Hampshire Life Magazine on the promotion of the StreetSmart Campaign in Hampshire again this year.
Our first confirmed participants are:
Limewood Hotel (New Forest) – Winner of the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards, Restaurant of the Year 2013.
The Chestnut Horse (Easton) – Highly Commended in the Pub of the Year category in the same awards.
The Globe (Alresford) – Under the new management of Karen Wells who runs the Chestnut Horse (above).
Lainston House Hotel (Sparsholt) – Whose chef, Andy McKenzie, was shortlisted for Chef of the Year in the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards.
Hotel Terravina (New Forest) – Highly commended in the Restaurant of the Year category, as above.
The Old Vine (Winchester) – Who raised the highest individual figure in StreetSmart Hampshire last year!
The Plough Inn (Longparish) – Highly commended, Best Hampshire Menu - Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards
Careys Manor (New Forest)
The Montagu Arms (New Forest)
The Purefoy Arms (Preston Candover) – The first StreetSmart Hampshire venue.
The Bakers Arms (Droxford)
Chesil Rectory (Winchester)
Greens Restaurant (Wickham)
The Cricketers (Hartley-Wintney) – Highly commended in the Pub of the Year category in the Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards.
Restaurants, pubs and hotels keen to sign up to the 2013 StreetSmart Hampshire campaign, or find out more about getting involved, should contact Dee Russell on email@example.com or 023 8063 2524.
Find out more about how the Society of St James supports homeless and vulnerable people to transform their lives here.
More detail on StreetSmart: www.streetsmart.org.uk
StreetSmart Hampshire – 2012
Restaurants raise £17,000 for Hampshire homelessness charity through StreetSmart
13 Hampshire pubs, restaurants and hotels have raised £11,228 for local homelessness charity, the Society of St James, by participating in a two month StreetSmart campaign. This was topped up to £17,000 by government match funding.
StreetSmart is a national campaign which raises money for homelessness charities by asking restaurateurs to add a voluntary £1 donation to each table bill throughout November and December. In support of the 2012 campaign, the government then matched the funds raised in December, raising StreetSmart Hampshire’s total from £11,228 to £17,000.
Dee Russell, Corporate and Community Fundraiser for the Society of St James brought the StreetSmart campaign to Hampshire to raise much needed funds to help homeless people in the county. Dee said:
“The success of the 2012 campaign in our county was unprecedented. The commitment shown by Hampshire’s restaurateurs, waiting staff and guests is behind the tremendous success of the StreetSmart campaign. Just £30 pays for a homeless person to have a night’s stay and three meals in a hostel, so it’s easy to see how a £1 donation at the end of a meal out can go a long way at the Society of St James.” Dee added: “Economically, the cuts to funding for our services are meaning that we are coming to rely more heavily on corporate and community involvement to continue to support vulnerable people back into community life.”
Participating StreetSmart Hampshire restaurants, pubs and hotels included The Chesil Rectory, Lainston House and The Old Vine in Winchester; The Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover; The Bakers Arms in Droxford; Lime Wood Hotel, Terra Vina and Chewton Glen in the New Forest; The Three Tuns in Romsey; The Plough Inn at Longparish; Greens in Wickham; Four Seasons Hampshire near Hook and The Chestnut Horse at Easton.
Andres Almeny, owner and chef at The Purefoy Arms was the first to sign up to StreetSmart Hampshire, he says;
“StreetSmart is an elegant campaign and a non-intrusive way to help make a better future to those who find themselves in difficulty.”
Lime Wood Hotel’s Food & Beverage Manager Oliver Williams added:
“This is our second year supporting StreetSmart Hampshire, and it is embraced by our guests. It is an easy way for our hospitality industry to support local community initiatives, and I would encourage other restaurants to get onboard”
Without the support of Hampshire based Restaurants, Pubs, and Hotels, not one penny of this funding would be available to us.
You have invested in a bigger picture. Your investment has a huge impact in reaching out to people who need support in transforming their lives.
That one word, “Yes” when you were invited to join the campaign, that one little word makes this work possible.
We wish to extend our thanks beyond our participating venues, to the wider community by thanking StreetSmart diners. Again, that simple “£1” at the end of your meal, almost insignificant in itself, joins the 16,999 other £1s to enable real change to happen right on your doorstep.
StreetSmart raises thousands for homeless charities every year during November and December. In the 2012 campaign we raised the incredible sum of £805,000.