Giving back

Sustainability isn’t just about the environment. At Lussmanns we believe in supporting others and giving back to our local, and wider, communities. Every year we help partner with either a local or national charity and throughout the year give our support to a wide range of fundraising initiatives local to our restaurants.

We have raised £38,924 between 2013 and July 2021, including these major contributions:

– 2017: Youth Talk, £10,483 [Find out more] – 2018: Herts Homeless: £6,500 [Find out more] – 2019: Muscle Help Foundation £7688 [Find out more] – 2020: Trussell Trust (through lockdown) £2,000 In 2021 we will support Hospitality Action

If you are a local charity that is looking for support, or would like a prize for a fundraising initiative, please contact Kat Grant: [email protected]

HERTFORDSHIRE CHARITIES

We are passionate about working with local charities. In the past these have included Herts Young Homeless, Youth Talk and The Muscle Help Foundation.

The past 18 months has been the most challenging period in the history of hospitality, but this has not stopped us. Throughout the lockdowns we were determined to support – in whatever way possible – those who were having an even tougher time than ourselves and we pledged to donate 2p per item every time the Lussmanns To Go service made a delivery to the home of a customer. We are very proud to have raised £2,000 in this way for the Trussell Trust, working to stop UK hunger and poverty through a network of foodbanks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis, which is passing this money on to a local foodbank.

ANNUAL CHARITY PARTNER

One of the national charities very close to our hearts, that we are supporting in 2021, is Hospitality Action. This national charity was established in 1837 to help those in the hospitality industry who have fallen on hard times, for whatever reason.The past year and a half has been devastating for the industry and many of those who work in it – a huge proportion of whom are young, with no other skillset and therefore utterly dependent on the industry for their livelihoods. Hospitality Action helps the chefs, waiters, housekeepers, managers, concierges, receptionists, kitchen porters, sommeliers, bartenders and catering assistants in hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés, schools, hospitals or event venues.

SAVE THE SEA

Since 2019 we have been working for the campaign Save the Sea, which is centred around World Oceans Day and is part of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Our Founder Andrei Lussmann is proud to be this organisation’s Ambassador for Illegal Fishing. Lussmanns is committed to helping ensure our oceans can sustain people and fish stocks for generations to come and Andrei Lussmann is delighted to be a spokesperson for EJF’s Save the Sea campaign.

    Save The Sea

    THE BUMBLEBEE CONSERVATION TRUST

    This charity is doing crucial work to protect bumblebees, which are an integral part of the ecosystem, pollinating our crops and wildflowers. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed and two species have become nationally extinct, while several others have declined dramatically. Lussmanns was very proud to support this charity and help protect our much-loved bumblebees during 2016.

    OTHER CASES LUSSMANNS HAS SUPPORTED

    Since 2013, Lussmanns has raised almost 40,000 for charitable causes and has supported the following organisations: 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, 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, 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, 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.