Bury St Edmunds based brewer and pub chain Greene King has pledged its support for the British Red Cross’ campaign to help those affected by the London terror attack last weekend.
Greene King’s 260 pubs and restaurants in London will be involved in ‘Saturday Night for London’, where people are encouraged to go out in the city for the evening one week on from the attack.
It will donate £1 from every fish and chip supper sold, along with holding collections for the fund. All proceeds will go to the British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund, launched in response to the attacks in both London and Manchester.
Three Greene King pubs – the George in Southwark, the Anchor in Bankside and The Monument – were in the lockdown cordon last weekend and will all be getting behind the campaign on Saturday evening.
Rooney Anand, chief executive officer for Greene King, said: “Our London pubs are places where people from all over the world come to enjoy their free time.
“Our team members will be encouraging our customers to give generously this Saturday evening.”
Mike Adamson, chief executive of the British Red Cross, said: “The attack on London Bridge and people enjoying a Saturday night out with friends was an attack on the spirit of London.
“We want to encourage people to come together and unite at this difficult time. The new UK Solidarity Fund will support victims of the attacks and their families.”
But you do not have to go to London and take part in the event to donate to the UK Solidarity Fund. You can make donations directly through the Red Cross at www.redcross.org.uk