Rick Stein, Sandbanks raises nearly £2000 for Lewis-Manning Trust
22nd Jan 2016
We are delighted to let you know that following our recent opening in Sandbanks nearly £2,000 was raised for nearby charity the Lewis-Manning Hospice.
We took donations from customers for the hospice during our ‘trial openings’ week in the lead up to our official opening on November 28th. Rather than paying for their meal, we asked diners to donate to the charity and our staff also donated their tips from the trial openings, raising a combined total of £1,934.85 for the charity. The Lewis-Manning Hospice is just up the road from us at the top of Evening Hill and they provide free care and support to local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager at Lewis-Manning Hospice, said, “We were absolutely delighted when a representative from Rick Stein’s got in touch to say they would like to make a donation. They said they chose us, not just because of the close proximity, but also because they had heard wonderful things about Lewis-Manning from various members of the community. We invited them in to see the hospice and they kindly invited us along to see the beautiful new restaurant, sample some food and we even got to meet the man himself. To receive donations from customers was lovely but for the staff to then generously give us their tips, we are really very grateful.”
Neil Lewis, our general manager at Sandbanks added, “It was a privilege to help raise money for such a fantastic cause and I’m really proud of our team for donating their tips.”
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