The Slug and Lettuce in Richmond is hosting a fun-filled fundraiser for The Poppy Factory with activities running all this weekend until Monday, November 11th.
The bar has teamed up with local businesses who have kindly donated some fantastic prizes for auction, including two-hour surfing lessons at Richmond Paddle Boarding, a tour of the Silent Pool Distillery in Surrey, vouchers for Sipsmith Distillery in Chiswick and horse-riding lessons.
There will be live music on Sunday 10 November, when customers can watch General Manager Alvin and the team take part in a charity cycle ride. Together, they will complete the distance of London to Brighton on an exercise bike.
A special limited edition ‘Poppy Paradise’ cocktail is being offered throughout the weekend and for a donation of £2, customers can guess how many poppy wristbands are in the jar. The person who gets closest will win a bottle of Prosecco, with the winner announced on Monday.
All the money raised will be go towards The Poppy Factory’s employability programme, supporting veterans with physical and mental health conditions back into meaningful and sustained employment across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Alvin Easterbrook, General Manager for Slug and Lettuce in Richmond, said:
“I am incredibly excited to be hosting the event and working with The Poppy Factory. They are our neighbours here in Richmond and they do fantastic work supporting veterans. All of us here at Slug and Lettuce hope to raise as much as possible for them.
“I’d also like to thank all the local businesses who have donated prizes for the auction. It is truly heart-warming to see everyone getting on board and we encourage as many people as possible to come along, as there are some fantastic prizes to be won and it really is great to support such an important cause.”
Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said:
“I want to thank Alvin and the whole team at Slug and Lettuce in Richmond for their hard work and generous support. We encourage everyone to get involved, have fun and join our mission of supporting veterans with health conditions back to work. Every penny raised will help to change veterans’ lives.”
Dates: Thursday 7 November – Monday 11 November
Slug and Lettuce, Riverside House, Richmond, TW9 1TJ