Hospitality Action is to benefit from a ‘tip jar’ being added to a series of virtual pub events being staged by the Camden Town Brewery in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A brewery is including an online ‘tip jar’ for charity for its schedule of virtual pub events taking place during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Camden Town Brewery is organising a programme of online pub activities such as pub quizzes and live music because pubs and venues have had to close down temporarily due to the outbreak.
The move comes as people increasingly organise their social lives online, through video conferencing tools and live streams.
For the events the brewery has teamed up with the charity Hospitality Action, which supports those in the hospitality sector facing hardship.
The digital ‘tip jar’ being set up for the events will help the charity to make one-off grants to those facing hardship due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The tip jar is being hosted through JustGiving and is looking to raise £10,000.
Supporting Hospitality Workers
Hospitality Action Chief Executive Mark Lewis said: “We’ve been so touched by the sense of community within the hospitality industry during the coronavirus crisis, with brands like Camden Town Brewery really stepping up to help the industry.
“Pubs, bars and restaurants across the country are suffering significantly so we’ve created the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, a way of helping hospitality workers get through the next few months.”
The events are taking place under the slogan The Camden Bre.www.ery Bar.
“We might not be able to enjoy a pint at our favourite pub right now, so we’ve launched the next best thing, our Bre.www.ery Bar,” said Jasper Cuppaidge, Founder of Camden Town Brewery.
“We started Camden in the basement of a pub, and it’s the pubs, restaurants, bars and teams up and down the country that have made Camden Town Brewery what it is today. So we are doing our best to re-create the British pub culture in this new reality, by bringing people together and offering all the fun of the pub in your own home, while supporting the hospitality industry when they need us the most.”