Honest Burgers raise £2,212 for the Trust
The new branches honesty box saw customers donating their first burger purchase to the Trust.
Launching a new store is always a stressful time, but while Honest Burgers were in the final stages of opening their new branch in Borough Market, a terrible plot was being planned. The company, which has a growing network of branches, was planning on launching its new flagship store when terrorists struck London Bridge and Borough Market, bringing carnage to the streets of London.
“It was frightening seeing the events of that night, and the aftermath really brought home to us the reality of what the police face everyday” said Digital Manager Daniel Davis. “We decided as a team there and then to raise as much money as we could for the Police Dependants’ Trust.”
Honest Burgers opened their store, and ran an honesty day – letting people pay what they wanted for their food before donating all of it to the Police Dependants’ Trust. The staff were amazed at the response, with customers donating a staggering £2,212 on the day. “We’re really pleased that we could do something that really mattered – I feel so proud,” said Daniel. “Hopefully we can do more for such a worthy cause.”
As well as customers popping in for a delicious burger, a few police officers from the local team popped in to say thank you.
Damian Chapman, Head of Fundraising for the Police Dependants’ Trust said, “As a charity that receives no Government funding, we are entirely reliant upon donations. The fundraising efforts of the staff and customers at Honest Burgers has been truly amazing, and all the money raised will be going directly to police officers injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones. More officers will be able to get the targeted support and financial assistance they need because of Honest Burgers. Thank you.”
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