StreetSmart in partnership with LandAid reveal £1 million raised to tackle homelessness

Last night, supporters of the charity StreetSmart and LandAid gathered at Parrillian near London Bridge to mark an historic milestone for the annual fundraiser that tackles homelessness across the UK.

For the first time in its 25-year history the campaign topped the £1 million mark with a record £1,059,000! This was made up from diners across the country, including from across the property and built environment industry, each contributing £1 per table during the Christmas period at 610 participating restaurants, pubs and hotels.

StreetSmart has now raised over £13 million since its foundation and 100% of what is raised goes to help those in need as the campaign costs are covered by StreetSmart’s partner LandAid.

Over £700,000 of this funding will be coming to LandAid to distribute to youth specific homelessness charities across the UK. 

Sadly, we know that this support needed now more than ever with 135,800 young people facing homelessness last year alone. The funds raised will enable projects that bring both relief and security to 16-25 year olds across the UK. This means they can focus their energy on building a brighter future for themselves, as opposed to worrying where they are going to safely sleep each night.”
Alice Lamb, Deputy Chief Executive at LandAid

Many brilliant restaurants and eateries attended the night to celebrate the total raised.

Restaurants including Fallow, The Fat Duck, The River Café and Manteca were joined by the eateries in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Diners at The Art School in Liverpool, Harbour House in Bristol and Celentanos in Glasgow contributed thousands of pounds to help people facing homelessness in their cities.

Alongside this, the campaign has the support of 60 Michelin starred restaurants across the country including Mana in Manchester.

The team at Mana are keen to work with StreetSmart every winter. We are proud of our quiet corner of Manchester, but it does not shelter us from the reality of homelessness. We feel a responsibility to promote such a meaningful cause, knowing that real action is being taken to improve lives.
We are absolutely delighted to have hit the 1 million landmark and keen to thank all the brilliant restaurateurs and their staff who took part and surpassed our expectations given the tough times faced by the industry. This money will change the lives of so many facing homelessness and I couldn’t be prouder with the result.
Kimberley Coke, Comms Director at Streetsmart

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the campaign. Every £1 has added up to this brilliant, life changing total that is taking us one step closer to ending youth homelessness!


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