January 2017

UCB diners raise hundreds for homeless charity

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Diners who enjoyed a meal at one of UCB’s award-winning restaurants over the festive season have raised hundreds of pounds to help the homeless.

The University took part in the StreetSmart scheme, which involves restaurants across the UK asking customers to add £1 to their bill. The profits go to helping homeless people get back on their feet. St Basils is a Birmingham charity which benefits from the initiative.

Food service lecturer Andrew Bisconti was delighted to reveal UCB raised £376. He said: “From day one our students engaged with the charity and were actively promoting it to restaurant guests. As a result we raised more than last year.”

Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart, added: “StreetSmart is delighted to have the Brasserie and Atrium restaurants at UCB taking part in our campaign to help alleviate homelessness. As well as the vital funds collected, the staff and students are keen to learn about the issues surrounding youth homelessness and raise awareness of the cause. They are determined to make a positive difference to their local community and all power to them.”

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