And this year, it’s bigger than ever

The charity StreetSmart, which has raised over £12 million since it was founded in 1998, has launched its annual restaurant fundraiser to raise money to support people sleeping rough. Each year, restaurants taking part will add a voluntary £1 to your bill, with every penny going towards tackling homelessness in the UK. These funds help the 50 partner charities to provide beds, housing, mental health support and training to those in need.

The initiative is now in its 25th year, which is set to be its biggest yet with over 560 restaurants across the UK signed up. These include London favourites such as Jolene, Gymkhana, Kitty Fisher’s, Cafe Murano, Endo at Rotunda, Caravel, Acme Fire Cult and St. JOHN. It’s a simple and effective concept – let’s face it, if you’re out for dinner in the capital you’ve probably got a quid to spare for charity. As chef Clare Smyth says “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.”

Until Sun 31st December 2023