Leeds diners donate in £20,000 campaign

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A campaign featuring Leeds restaurants and charitable diners has raised more than £20,000 to help the homeless.

The StreetSmart campaign, backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, will split the final total of £20,526.85 between Caring for Life, St George’s Crypt, and Leeds Women’s Aid, which work across Leeds to tackle homelessness and the wider issues associated with it.

Cash was raised by diners at participating restaurants adding an extra £1 payment on top of their bill which went directly to the cause.

The restaurants were Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Cafe, Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar, Crafthouse, Angelica, MEATliquor, Chino Latino, Salvo’s and Salvo’s Salumeria, The Olive Tree, and The Granary at Crag House Farm.

Deutsche Bank are the project’s financial sponsor which covers admin costs so every pound collected goes to the charities direct.

StreetSmart co-ordinator, Rachel McAlley said: “If it wasn’t for the kind hearted customers that donated £1 per table when they dined at the restaurants then the charities we support in Leeds wouldn’t get the help from StreetSmart that they need financially.”