The Piano Works Farringdon calls on operators to join The UK's Hospitality Ukraine appeal

Alan Lorrimer

The Piano Works

Premium Supplier 10th March 2022
Alan Lorrimer

The Piano Works

Premium Supplier

The Piano Works Farringdon calls on operators to join The UK's Hospitality Ukraine appeal

Calling All Operators; Ukraine Needs Us!

The UK’s Hospitality Ukraine Appeal

Hospitality Operators across the UK are desperate to help the people of Ukraine who are suffering hugely from lack of shelter, safety, water and food. 

Alan Lorrimer founder of live music venues The Piano Works along with Operations Director Tristan Moffat are calling on their fellow operators nationwide to join a campaign to help the beleaguered people of Ukraine. 

The UK’s Hospitality Ukraine Appeal hopes to unite UK operators to do what they do best – caring for people – but this time outside of their own four walls 1300 miles away.

Our proposal requests that operators offer their dining guests the option to donate a discretionary £1 per person. 

The Piano Works will go one step further and will match their own guest’s donations with an equal £1 per cover.

Here at The Piano Works if every customer opts in we could raise over £2,000 every week which we would match - potentially raising up to £4k per week. 

We ask operators to sign up by contacting [email protected] and we will forward them a joining form and a welcome pack. 

In addition to this campaign we are keen to offer our job vacancies, subject to Govt. guidelines and their right to work, not only to people resettling in London from the Ukraine but also from other war torn areas such as Yemen, Afghanistan or Syria. 

With the current staff shortages that Hospitality faces this is an opportunity for refugees to rebuild their broken lives and look forward to their future. 

It will also enable our sector to recruit much needed staff and fill the shortage gaps across the entire sector.

All proceeds will go directly to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

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