Working with local communities
We're committed to being a good neighbour by supporting our communities with both our time and expertise. By supporting our employees and businesses across a spectrum of charitable activity and fundraising, we continue to build strong relationships with our guests and neighbours and give back to the communities in which we trade.
Employee donations programme
The employee donations programme helps individual Mitchells & Butlers' employees support a personal charity event or challenge of their choice. This year we have donated around £14,000 through this initiative, to a large number of local and national causes including Aidan's Elephants, MIND, British Heart Foundation and many more.
Big hearted brands, proud to serve those who serve
In June, Toby Carvery showed its support for the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery meal on Armed Forces Day. The offer was open to all military personnel, from serving troops and reserves to veterans and cadets and over 6,270 meals were donated by Toby Carvery teams across the country.
Again the RNLI and Nicholson's pubs joined forces to promote the charity's Respect the Water campaign. Nicholson's helped to spread the safety messages as well as donating 50p from every Ocean Fish & Chips dish sold, to the RNLI to generate over £35,000 of fundraising for the charity.
With millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, All Bar One has been working with Shelter since 2016 to help support the charity's work offering advice, support and legal services. All Bar One supported Shelter by donating 50p from every special Shelter dish sold on its Christmas and Breakfast menus. This has resulted in over £49,000 being raised for Shelter so far.
Once again, we supported the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal selling poppies to raise funds for thousands of serving and ex-Service people. Toby Carvery has also made the Royal British Legion its official charity partner and have raised over £38,000 via donating 25p from every Jam and Coconut Sponge pudding sold.
Support for Birmingham Children's Hospital
Over the past three years the Retail Support Centre Social Committee has organised a series of fundraising events for Birmingham Children's Hospital. Money has been raised through a sky dive, a mud run, abseils, leg waxing, and cake sales. Over the course of our three year partnership Mitchells & Butlers has raised over £34,000.
Licensed Trade Charity
Mitchells & Butlers is a supporter of the Licensed Trade Charity – an organisation that supports hundreds of pub, bar and brewery people facing crisis with practical, emotional and financial support. The Company supports a number of the charity's initiatives including employees taking on telephone befriending roles, a service set up to ease the isolation felt by some former hospitality industry staff. This year we have also started working with the charity as our provider of our Employee Assistance Programme called 'Time To Open Up' which is a confidential 24/7 helpline and provides support with a range of practical advice and services.
We're a major funder of Drinkaware. The Trust's aim is to promote responsible drinking by finding innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture.