Sunday, 21 April 2024
Sunday, 21 April 2024

Plant-based restaurant group partners with children’s charity

Mildreds Restaurants, the first Vegan eatery to bring a modern twist to London back in 1988, with its first restaurant, has announced that they’ve partnered with children’s charity Spread a Smile. 

Working closely together, the restaurant teams at Lexington Street in Soho, the first of the Mildreds, alongside the rest of the teams at Mildreds King’s Cross, Dalston, Covent Garden and Borough Market, will host Afternoon Tea Parties for critically ill children and young people, alongside their loved ones.

Spread a Smile provides children with access to play and entertainment whilst in a hospital or receiving outpatient treatment, including fairies, magicians, singers, therapy dogs and more, and in this case, the delightful English tradition of tucking into an Afternoon Tea courtesy of its newest partner.

The first of the Afternoon Tea events, run alongside the team of entertainers from Spread a Smile, was held at Mildreds Covent Garden location recently, ensuring lots of smiles on faces with a fantastic spread of cheese toasties, fruit, brownies, cookies and cheesecakes!  On the day, children were entertained by the wonderful Mr Magic, which caused much excitement.

Sam Anstey, Managing Director at Mildreds said of the partnership:

“We are proud to be working with such a special charity. Spread a Smile do amazing work and all our teams are so pleased to be able to support them. It has been great to be involved and to experience the impact that Spread a Smile have in helping others.”

Lucy Jackson, CEO of Spread a Smile, added:

“We are so delighted and grateful to be working with Mildreds, who are providing an opportunity for families of seriously ill children to take a break for a couple of hours away from the hospital. We love watching the laughter and smiles on their faces at the tea parties, knowing they are in a comfortable and supportive environment, surrounded by people going through the same thing as they are, making positive memories during such a difficult time.”

The next Mildreds Afternoon Tea events for Spread a Smile will take place at Mildreds in Covent Garden on Tuesday 12 July.


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