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Hospitality industry in Haiti fundraising drive

19 January 2010 by

London restaurateurs are backing two new campaigns aiming to raise cash to help Haitians in the wake of the devastating earthquake on the Caribbean island.

Rebecca Mascarenhas and Sam Harrison have leant their support to a project, operated with the support of humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger, which will encourage restaurant-goers to donate money when they receive their bill. The idea is the brainchild of Sam Harrison's financial controller Fanny Stocker.

Stocker plans to send out donation envelopes to leading restaurants in the UK. Each envelope will detail what customers' money can buy for the relief effort, depending on their contribution.

Speaking to Caterersearch, Stocker said: "I really want to do something for the Haiti appeal. Action Against Hunger's teams are on the ground providing life-saving relief to the quake survivors. They have already had a number of restaurants contact them asking what they could do and this campaign would therefore fit the bill."

To contact Fanny Stocker and get involved, e-mail: fannystocker@talktalk.net

For information about Action Against Hunger, visit: www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk

Meanwhile, chefs Vickram Purewal, Herbert Berger and Atul Kochhar are backing a fundraiser for Haiti, to be held at Purewal's restaurant, Le Bouchon Breton.

Organisers hope to involve four more top chefs for to event, and are also inviting contributions for prizes for a raffle and charity auction.

More details are available at www.foodepedia.co.uk

Action Against Hunger begins emergency appeal for Haiti earthquake survivors >>

View photos from Haiti here >>

By Neil Gerrard

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