Making a difference
What’s more important than being with friends and family, enjoying good food and drink? Yet most of us take it for granted. We work with a variety of organisations to help make this basic human right a reality for others both in the UK and abroad.
When Covid-19 struck, the pubs were closed and the UK was forced into Lockdown, we at Three Cheers Pub Co were determined to help those in need in our local community.
We started by joining forces with Open Kitchens, an amazing non-profit organisation who help feed the elderly and vulnerable as well as our brave NHS staff.
We then pulled together a team of Three Cheers employees who were happy to dedicate their time and skills for free to the cause. Boyed by their kindness, we then started to fundraise in order to purchase the ingredients and resources necessary for the job.
Our initial fundraising target was £2,220 which would produce 1,200 individually packed nutritious meals. It cost just £1.85 to create such a meal so even the smallest of donations would make a direct impact. The generosity of our customers was immense. We smashed our original target and finally raised £6,785, all of which helped those who were struggling during this notoriously difficult period. We even worked with suppliers who donated goods for free too.
Every weekend we cooked and prepared over 500 meals at The Rosendale in Dulwich. We chose this fantastic pub as it had the largest kitchens which meant our team were able to socially distance and remain as safe as possible. The initiative only came to a close as the pubs re-opened. It was such a success, we however plan to work with Open Kitchens again at Christmas which can be a difficult time for many.
We are very proud of our wonderful customers and staff who joined forces in the darkest of times. It says everything you need to know about what local pubs mean what they can do for their local community.
THE KIVULI TRUST
Three Cheers Pub Co have worked with The Kivuli Trust in Kenya since 2009. Kivuli means ‘shelter’ in Swahili and every year we pay for the running costs of two boarding houses for 68 children at Gilgil Primary School. This boarding house provides a nurturing environment for children with physical and mental difficulties to grow up in, enabling them access to mainstream education as well as a safe place to live, both previously unobtainable.
In October 2016 Three Cheers Pub Co. owner Tom Peake made a special visit to the school to see the impact our monies have had on the children and the school. December 2016 saw the start of a new fundraising initiative in order to provide hot water for the children and to build an all important playground. In less than four weeks, Three Cheers Pub Co and our lovely customers raised £15,000 to help do this and more.
We continue to support the charity and send crucial funds to upkeep the project every year. Find out more here.
Over the last ten years, Three Cheers Pub Co have worked hard to raise money for the amazing StreetSmart, who have to date raised an epic £8.2 million to help the homeless. Each Christmas we join forces with other restaurants to help customers add £1 to their bills, all of which goes to charity.
In December 2019 we were awarded a #StreetSmartTop100 award for all our efforts and visited Ace of Clubs in Clapham Common, a day centre which provides essential help, food, a community space and even Christmas dinner to local homeless people.
In December 2014 we gave our generous customers the chance to donate £1 at the bottom of their bills. When they did, we doubled it, raising a total of £14,000 which went directly to feeding Syrian refugees. Every single penny was spent on vital food boxes or cooking equipment and together we’ve changed thousands of lives. Read more here.