Community Support Programme

As part of our commitment to sustainability, it’s our pleasure to support our employees, suppliers, partners and local community.  Every year we assist a wide range of charities and local community events and since 2017, we have donated over £23,000 to local charities.

As a collective we are delighted to support an on-going national charity, an annual local charity and general fundraising campaigns.  For further information please see below.

NATIONAL CHARITY

We have recently established a long-standing relationship with the national charity campaign, Save the Sea, centered around World Oceans Day (Monday 8th June 2020) and is part of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).  Like the Save the Sea campaign, Lussmanns want to make sure our oceans can sustain people and wildlife for generations to come.  

Save The Sea

Andrei Lussmann is delighted to be spokesperson for EJF’s Save the Sea campaign and will be hosting and taking part in various fundraising events throughout the year.

LOCAL CHARITY

Muscle Help FoundationEvery year, we are passionate about working with a local charity.  In the past these have included Herts Young Homeless and Youth Talk St Albans, this year Lussmanns are delighted to be working with The Muscle Help Foundation for 2019/2020.

The Muscle Help Foundation delivers transformational experiences across the UK, known as Muscle Dreams for children and young people (8-28yrs) with Muscular Dystrophy.  Lussmanns will be raising funds for the charity by donating a portion of money generated from a chosen dish sold throughout February 2020 followed by hosting the Annual Dream Team Dinner in March 2020 in honour of the charity. A fun event whereby Andrei invites top chefs and influential restauranteurs to cook for charity.

This November the charity are running a dedicated Meatballs for Muscle Dreams campaign whereby top chefs have got involved by giving their best meatball recipe, why not grab your friends and have a meatball party to raise funds for this deserved charity.

APPLYING FOR FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

If you are organising a fundraiser and would like to apply for a raffle prize, please email [email protected] four-six weeks before your event with the following information:

  • Your contact details (name, email address, phone number)
  • The date and location (venue name and town) of your fundraising event
  • The name and registered charity number of the benefitting charity

We are able to support one event each month via our five restaurants.  Priority will be given to events supported by our diners, staff, suppliers or partners, geographically local causes and events that promote sustainability.

Please note that we are not able to:

  • Provide advertising or sponsorship
  • Support crowdfunding, online auctions, political parties, educational trips, sports/recreational clubs and personal appeals on behalf of individuals, including overseas trips

Recent donations

During 2018, we donated £6,500 to Herts Young Homeless and also supported a diverse range of charitable organisations including:  Peace Hospice, Youth Talk, Music for my mind, Christian Aid, Alzheimers Society, Macmillan, Mind in Herts, St Albans Kingfisher Club, Breast Cancer Care, Rennie Grove Hospice, Disability Rights, Brain Tumour Research, SA District Talking Newspaper, Shine, Mind, Solving Kids Cancer, MS Society, Millmead School, Meningitis Research Foundation, The Brain Tumour Society, Cancer Research, Farleigh Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust, HEART, Garden House Hospice, Magic of Play, Dravet Syndrome UK, Jacobs Dreams, Colins Brain Tumour Charity, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, North Herts Sanctuary Homeless Hostel in Hitchin, Chilterns MS Centre, Friends of Tring Church, Lindengate, Stop Hunger Charity, Hospice of St France Charity, Tring Apple Fayre, The Pepper Foundation, National Osteoporosis Society.

During 2017, we donated £10,483.32 to Youth Talk St Albans and also supported a diverse range of charitable organisations including:
Up on Downs, MS Society (West Herts Branch), Ronald McDonald House Charities, British Heart Foundation, Earthworks, Breast Cancer UK, Citizens Advice Bureau, SA and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, St Albans Art Gallery and Museum, Herts & Essex Air Ambulance, Crohn’s & Colitis, Kimpton May Festival, Culture in Cottonmill, Hospice of St Francis, Dravet Syndrome UK, Kimpton May Festival, Variety Club, GOSH, L& D Neonatal ICU, CRY, JDRF, Spotlight on Africa, Tree of Hope, Mind in Mid Herts, Carer Support at Watford Hospital, Brain and Spine Foundation, Tring Allotment Association, Home Start, Children With Cancer, Mudlarks, Marie Curie Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, Breast Clinic at QEII Hospital, War Child, Isabel Hospice, Children with Cancer UK, Tring Apple Fayre, Tilehouse Counselling, Growing People, Lepra, The Stroke Association, Fire Service Charity, Garden House Hospice, Autism Life Dogs, The Brain Tumour Charity, Chilterns MS Centre, Lindengate, the Tring Flower Festival, Epilepsy Society, Ewings Sarcoma Research Trust

During 2016, we donated £1,524.15 to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and also supported fundraising for:
Home Start St Albans, British Heart Foundation, Marlborough School, Cancer Research, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Prostate Cancer UK, Sustainable St Albans Week, Eastern Legal Support Trust, Scouting UK, Myeloma UK, Hertfordshire Society for the Blind, Rennie Grove, Earthworks, Antartic Heritage Trust, Herts Area Rape Crisis, St Nicholas Primary School, MIND, Luton and Dunstable NICU, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Keech Hospice, The Markyate Panto, Hospice of St Francis, NCT Harpenden, Harry Mootoosamy Charitable Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, Crohn’s and Colitis, Markyate Village School, National Osteoporosis Society, Isabel Hospice, 1st Letty Green Scout Group, Mount Vernon Hospital, Alzheimer’s Society, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Macmillan Cancer Support, Herts Jazz Festival, North Herts Centre for Volunteering, The Brain Tumour Charity, The Secret Garden, Hitchin Food and Wine Festival, The Garden House Hospice Letchworth, Children in Need and St Ippolyts Parish Hall

During 2015, we supported Age UK, Amici Voices, Barnet & Watford General Hospital Neo Natal units, Breast Cancer Care, The Breast Clinic at the QEII Hospital, British Heart Foundation, Chai Cancer Care, Colitis & Crohn’s Disease, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Diabetes UK, Great Ormond St Hospital, Hertfordshire Children’s Fund, Herts and Essex Air Ambulance, Herts In Trust, Herts Jazz Festival, Herts Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Home Start, Hospice of St Francis, Isabel Hospice, Keech Hospice, Living the Dream, Michael Green Foundation type 2 diabetes, Mudlarks Garden, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, St Albans Museums, St Albans NCT and The Fire Fighters Charity.