Day: 20 July 2016

StreetSmart: as easy as one, two, three

StreetSmart’s success relies on its simplicity. As a restaurateur you just add a voluntary £1 per-table onto customers’ bills during the winter months. Every single penny raised in aid of StreetSmart in a restaurant makes a significant contribution to the work being done in your community to enable homeless people to build a better life …

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StreetSmart – the £7m success story so far

StreetSmart was set up in 1998 by two ethically-minded London business people, William Sieghart, Chairman of StreetSmart, founder of Forward Worldwide, and Mary-Lou Sturridge, then director of The Groucho Club, now hotelier. The idea was simple. During November and December in the run-up to Christmas, many people go out to eat in restaurants and celebrate the …

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Using restaurants’ power to put people back on their feet

As the sun beats down during this, the hottest spell of the summer, it’s hard to turn one’s mind to Christmas. But five months from today it’ll be less than a week away. A time for celebration, the busiest time of the year for restaurants. It’s also the time of year for giving. Take a …

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Lardo’s largesse lifts families out of homelessness

“We have loved being part of the Hackney community these last 4 years and love being a part of a neighbourhood that is alive and vibrant and always full of life,” says Eliza Flanagan, owner of LARDO, in East London. Demonstrating the restaurant’s commitment to its community, Eliza signed up LARDO to support StreetSmart the …

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