Staff of York restaurants, bars and cafes are gearing up to take part in a weekend of fundraising for local mental health charity York Mind.
The two-day long event, named ‘Donate Your Tips Weekend’, sees employees pledging to donate half or more of their cash tips to York Mind, to help local people recovering from a variety of mental health issues. ‘Donate Your Tips’ was born in 2011 and this year, 15 popular York outlets have signed up to take part. They are: The Pig & Pastry, Trinacria, Ask Italian, Harkers, Pitcher & Piano, Evil Eye, 1331, El Piano, VJ’s, Loch Fyne, Cross Keys, Ambience, Café No 8, House of Trembling Madness, and Jamie’s Italian. Pocklington is represented by The Coffee Bean and The Black Swan.
Holly Pollard, Community Fundraiser for York Mind, hopes that both visitors to the city and York residents will make time to eat out this weekend to support the event: ‘Donate Your Tips Weekend is an easy (and tasty!) way for everyone to take part in fundraising for York Mind. We have been so pleased with the positive response from York businesses wanting to sign up – the most difficult part is deciding just where to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner!’