Restaurants and hotels raise record amount for StreetSmart

By Emma Eversham

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Hundreds of restaurants support homelessness charity StreetSmart each year by asking diners to donate an extra £1 on their bill
Hundreds of restaurants support homelessness charity StreetSmart each year by asking diners to donate an extra £1 on their bill
More than 500 restaurants and hotel groups, including Polpo, MEATLiquor, Quo Vadis and Myhotel helped homelessness charity StreetSmart raise a record £805k last year. 

In total 550 establishments in 19 cities across the UK took part in the initiative by adding £1 to each diner's bill during November and December last year. Contributions from December were then matched by the Cabinet Office. 

StreetSmart is an umbrella charity which supplies funding to 95 homelessness charities across the UK. Its costs are paid by Deutsche Bank and counts broadcaster Richard Bacon as patron. 

He said: "All the restaurants who take part in StreetSmart are tremendous: the finest joints in town. Well done for eating in one of them. You may not have noticed the £1 on top of your bill. But somebody will."

Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food restaurant at Heathrow, the OXO Tower and MEATLiquor in London werethe top three fundraisers with MEATLiquor raising £14k in one month alone. 

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