Warm-hearted hospitality teams donate tips to local charities

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 25 March 2020

Kind-hearted staff at two popular Saddleworth venues closed by the coronavirus have donated their tips to charities.

Charles Brierley, who owns the White Hart at Lydgate and Dinnerstone Uppermill, said: “I am truly humbled and proud of our teams at the White Hart and Dinnerstone, who unanimously agreed to forfeit their March tips and donate them to a charity.

“The Dinnerstone team are giving £1,432 to Barnabus and the White Hart team are giving £1,783 to Shelter.

“It all started Monday morning when one person posted on the Team Whattsapp - ‘Just a thought…as we are lucky enough to still being paid through this, do you think it would be a nice idea to forfeit our March tips and send to a homeless charity?

“The idea was quickly picked up by the other Team Whattsapp and by 5pm everyone had unanimously agreed.

“It’s just a shame that bookings had been decimated in March by coronavirus, otherwise there’d have been a lot more to donate."

“Please everyone, help the NHS and follow the latest Government guidelines," he added.

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