StreetSmart – Helping Homeless People
Edited to add:
For December 2012, the Cabinet Office are matching customer donations £ for £. Each of our participating restaurants is delighted to be able to share this news with their staff teams and customers and we’re looking forward to a bumper year with StreetSmart Hampshire!
StreetSmart raises thousands for homeless charities every year during November and December. In the 2011 campaign we raised the incredible sum of £760,000.
Backed by Stephen Fry and Gordon Ramsey – to name but two, StreetSmart has grown both in terms of money raised and number of restaurants participating, and now over 90 homeless charities benefit from the campaign.
So if you run a restaurant, do sign up, and if you simply eat out in them, make sure it supports StreetSmart – what’s £1 at the end of a fantastic meal?
The StreetSmart Campaign has a 14 year history of success in and around London. In 2011 the Society of St James launched StreetSmart Hampshire.
We’re aiming to replicate the work done on the campaign in London, so we’ve recruited Sophie Boxall to work alongside us on the PR. In addition, we’ve secured the prestigious media backing of Hampshire Life, in both their printed magazine and online media.
StreetSmart Hampshire Restaurants:
The Purefoy Arms, and Lime Wood Hotel have already committed to the 2012 Campaign after running it successfully in 2011. We’re also delighted to announce newcomers to StreetSmart Hampshire, the Chesil Rectory and the Three Tuns.
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”
To register your interest; http://www.streetsmart.org.uk/ or speak with Glenn Pougnet (director at StreetSmart) or
Dee Russell (StreetSmart Hampshire Campaign Manager and Corporate & Community Fundraiser at the Society of St James).