St Albans restaurant donates tips to charity this Christmas

Manager Liam Judge handing over the cheque to Rephael House Counselling Centre. Picture: Liam Judge

Manager Liam Judge handing over the cheque to Rephael House Counselling Centre. Picture: Liam Judge - Credit: Archant

Staff at a St Albans restaurant clubbed together to donate all their tips to charity this Christmas.

The staff at Hatch wearing Christmas jumpers to raise awareness of their donation day. Picture: Liam

The staff at Hatch wearing Christmas jumpers to raise awareness of their donation day. Picture: Liam Judge - Credit: Archant

Both cash or card tips left on December 9 by patrons of Holywell Hill’s Hatch have been given to Rephael House Counselling Centre - a charity which provides therapy for children and young people.

The team spread awareness about the event by wearing Christmas jumpers all day and putting up signs, managing to raise about £365 overall.

Manager Liam Judge said: “I think it is really good to think outside the box and do something for someone else, and we get very well looked after in terms of tips - although people seemed to be even more generous than usual.”

He added that they deliberately chose a lesser-known organisation as he believes smaller charities can be sidelined at Christmas.


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Although it is based in Barnet, Rephael House has worked with students at Oaklands College.

To find out more, visit www.rephaelhouse.org.uk

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