Over the weekend, several operators have concentrated efforts into supporting charities and NHS trusts in their local communities.
Camden Town Brewery has partnered with Hospitality Action to help raise money towards supporting workers in the industry facing hardship because of the coronavirus.
The brand has launched a virtual pub, ‘The Camden Bre.www.ery bar,’ which will host a variety of events from pub quizzes to live music over the next few weeks.
Through every event, there will be a ‘digital tip jar’ on Just Giving as well as a donation mechanic live on Camden’s web shop, and the brand has said it will match all donations made.
“We are doing our best to re-create the British pub culture in this new reality, by bringing people together and offering all the fun of the pub in your own home, while supporting the hospitality industry when they need us the most,” said Jasper Cuppaidge, Camden Town Brewery founder.
Surrey-based group Big Smoke Brew company has released an appeal to businesses in its local area to offer financial support and meals to Kingston charity Voices of Hope.
Over the weekend, the operator partnered with the charity to provide 200 meals from its pub in Surbiton, The Antelope.
This week, it has pledged to donate 1000 meals, and due to increasing demand is urging other businesses to get involved in providing ingredients, food or support.
A post on its social media said: “due to the need for vulnerable people to isolate at this time, there is a huge necessity to provide support in the form of prepared meals and food. We are all working together to try and make this possible.
Catering supplier Monty’s Bakehouse is also distributing stock throughout its local East Surrey community.
The company has set up a ‘Monty’s Bakehouse Kitchen’ in East Surrey NHS Hospital, where it is serving over 700 free hot snacks a day to frontline workers.
“It’s no time to think inwardly with so much to do to help our local communities and everyone working within NHS England and social care as the peak of the crisis heads towards us,” said Matt Crane, Monty’s CEO.
Hospitality rallies to support local communities
Over the weekend, several operators have concentrated efforts into supporting charities and NHS trusts in their local communities. Camden Town Brewery, Big Smoke Brew and Monty’s Bakehouse have all launched initiatives to feed and fund NHS workers and vulnerable individuals in their respective local communities.