The national StreetSmart campaign launched on the 1st November and Manchester’s restaurants are now busy raising money for the homeless this Christmas. Participating restaurateurs and the city-region’s Mayor, Andy Burnham are calling for more restaurants to take part as they gathered at Albert’s to launch the campaign.
Last year the city’s dining community raised an amazing total of £33,400, and this year hope to beat that record amount.
For the third year running, StreetSmart is working with Andy Burnham, supporting his pledge to end the need for rough sleeping in Manchester by 2020. Streetsmart funds will benefit The Mayor’s Bed Every Night campaign providing accommodation and support to Greater Manchester’s rough sleeping population every night of the forthcoming winter.
For more information and to donate visit www.bedeverynight.co.uk
StreetSmart works by participating restaurants adding £1 to all customers’ bills throughout November and December. This is a voluntary contribution and the amount is the same no matter how big the party. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “The Street Smart campaign is so important – it expertly marries business innovation with the generosity of the Greater Manchester public.
"We do things differently in Greater Manchester – I am determined that soon no-one will need to sleep rough on the streets of our city-region.”
RESTAURANT WHO HAVE SIGNED UP SO FAR...Albert's Didsbury Albert's Shed Castlefield Albert's Worsley Albert’s Standish Dukes 92 Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom The Refuge Harvey Nichols Randall and Aubin Tampopo Corn Ex Tampopo Piccadilly Tampopo Albert Square The Creameries, Chorlton San Carlo Bottega, Selfridges .................... streetsmart.org.uk