Last chance to support StreetSmart campaign

Michael Foster, owner of Dish, which is supporting StreetSmart. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Michael Foster, owner of Dish, which is supporting StreetSmart. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Time is running out to help raise money for homeless charities through the YEP-backed StreetSmart campaign.

The annual fundraiser has been taken up by nine Leeds restaurants this year, and sees diners add an optional £1 to their bill, which goes to local homeless causes.

The campaign ends today, and raised an impressive £20,000 last year.

It is hoped that this year will be just as successful.

For the first time, Dish on Boar Lane and MeatLiquor at Trinity Leeds are supporting the event.

Rachel McAlley is the campaign manager for StreetSmart Leeds.

She said: “It’s great to have two new restaurants on board this year, as well as a new charity.

“Fingers crossed it will be just as much of a success as it was last year.”

All of the money raised will stay right here in Leeds.

Charities that will benefit this year include Leeds Women’s Aid, Teen Challenge Leeds, St George’s Crypt, Caring For Life and the St Anne’s Resource Centre.

Other restaurants taking part include Harvey Nichols’ Fourth Floor Restaurant, Salvo’s in Headingley, Crafthouse at Trinity Leeds, Chino Latino at the Park Plaza Hotel and The Olive Tree restaurants located in Rodley, Headingley and Chapel Allerton.

Sponsor Deutsche Bank is the financial backing behind StreetSmart.

It helps ensure that each £1 given to the campaign goes to the local causes.

For more information about StreetSmart Leeds or to make a donation, you can visit the website at: www.streetsmart.org.uk/leeds

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