Andy Burnham launches StreetSmart campaign at Albert's Shed

Fundraising for the homeless continues with Dukes 92 - and there's more to come.

By Manchester's Finest | 11 November 2019

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From fine dining to casual Pan-Asian street food, there’s a wonderful range of eating out opportunities this November and December that will give diners the chance to make a difference.

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.

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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.”


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