Drake & Morgan to seek “electronic change” for charity

drake & morgan mencap pennies

Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan is to raise funds for charity by encouraging customers to donate their spare “electronic change”.

From January 12, customers at its seven venues around London will have the option of adding 50p to their bills which will go to leading learning disability charity Mencap.

It will use Pennies, the “electronic charity box”, which offers people paying via a chip-and-pin terminal the opportunity to round up or top up their bill at the touch of a button.

Gabi Clipp, head of people at Drake & Morgan, said: “We’re proud and delighted to be given the opportunity to support such a fantastic charity. We’re looking forward to raising money to help those with a learning disability as well as their families and carers so they can lead better lives.”

Mencap works to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers by fighting to change laws, improve services and access to education and employment. It also helps people with a learning disability with everything from household tasks and managing money to socialising and staying healthy so they can live their lives as they choose.

Rachel Croshaw, events manager at Mencap, said: “Mencap are delighted to be chosen by Drake & Morgan to be beneficiaries of their pennies donations. There are 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK and the money raised will help us to support more people with a learning disability to live their lives as they choose.”

The move is part of Drake & Morgan’s continued support of several charities, with proceeds from Pennies split between both Kids Company and Mencap. Drake & Morgan raised £35,000 between January and November 2014 for vulnerable inner-city children at Kids Company.

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