Nearly 500 restaurants sign up to StreetSmart's Christmas campaign

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Nearly 500 restaurants sign up to StreetSmart's Christmas campaign

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Close to 500 restaurants have signed up to StreetSmart's Christmas campaign, which helps people on the streets through a voluntary £1 per table donation added to diners’ bills during November and December,

All money raised through the scheme contributes to 'achieving impactful social change by supporting people rough sleeping and those in unsuitable accommodation'.

With a reported 400,000 people currently at risk of eviction, Street Smart says the funds are needed more this winter than it has been in recent times.

StreetSmart is hoping to raise over £500,000 this year to make up for the 60% drop in funds it suffered due to the Christmas lockdown last year.

Restaurants that have signed up include Barrafina, Seabird, The River Café, De Terra, Moor Hall, The Fat Duck and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. 

StreetSmart has raised over £10.3 million since its foundation in 1998. Over 50 UK homelessness charities now benefit each year, with funds supporting services in housing, mental health advice, training and job support as well as organisations providing a safe place to sleep for the night.

100% of what is raised at the restaurants goes to help those in need as the campaign costs are covered by StreetSmart’s partner LandAid.

“StreetSmart is a fantastic charity helping so many vulnerable people who need our support now more than ever. It is good to know that we can help those in need by simply donating £1 each time we dine out,” says Clare Smyth, who has signed up to the campaign at her three Michelin-starred Notting Hill restaurant Core by Clare Smyth. 

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