24th Jan, 2018

Solihull pub urges residents to get behind #EatForItaly in touching charitable donation

Solihull Editorial 26th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AS THE horrors of the Amatrice earthquake continue to unfurl, and the scale of the devastation and the need for assistance becomes ever more apparent, one UK pub company has pledged to help by donating every penny they would get from the sale of all their Pizzas and pasta dishes to the Italian Red Cross in order to provide some care for the hard-pressed victims and their families.

Oakman Inns & Restaurants – the company which operates the recently opened Beech House in Warwick Road, Solihull – has decided to raise funds to help the Italian relief effort. As a result, every one of its seventeen-strong collection will be donating the full net price of every pizza or pasta dish they sell for three days from Tuesday (August 30) to Thursday, September 1.

They will be telling all their customers over the next 48 hours and urging everyone to get on board the social media campaign to #EatForItaly.

CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, said: “At Oakman Inns, we have strong connections with Italy.

“Much of our menu is inspired by Italy and their traditional cuisine – and we therefore have a huge number of colleagues who are Italian.

“We have decided that we want to do something really meaningful to help the victims of this disaster.

“As a result, we will donate the full net price of every pizza or pasta dish sold next week for three days between August 30 and September 1 to the Italian Red Cross. to help provide relief.

“If we sold our normal amount of dishes we would be sending a cheque for around £20,000 to Italy. I am hoping we will have to write a much bigger cheque.”


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