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Aztec Hotel & Spa team serve up a treat for Street Life charity

Posted on Sunday 20th October 2019 at 2:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of staff from Aztec Hotel & Spa working with Street Life in Bristol city centre.

The team from Aztec Hotel & Spa joined forces with local Bristol charity Street Life on Saturday 14th September to serve a delicious meal to the homeless community in the city.

This marked the seventh time the hotel has worked with the charity since 2017 and the third time they have provided the food as well as serving the meals.

The hotel’s kitchen team prepared 180 portions of a hearty beef stew and mashed potatoes followed by a choice of either profiteroles or fresh fruit salad. While the chefs moved on to prepare dishes for the hotel’s restaurant, The Curious Kitchen, seven members of staff from across the hotel headed out with other Street Life volunteers to serve the meals to the community.

For over 20 years, Street Life has been providing hot meals, drinks, soup, cold meal packs and clothing on the streets of Bristol. Operated by City Church, the weekly community project recognises the importance of helping those in the city who do not have the same access to facilities as others. Members of the local community, businesses and schools support the charity by volunteering their Saturday evening.

The beef stew was a welcomed new dish for the charity and was incredibly well received. One recipient said: “This is the best meal I’ve ever had.”

Gareth Ireland, general manager of the Aztec Hotel & Spa, said:

“Our aim when we started working with Street Life was to build an ongoing relationship with them. They provide such an invaluable service to the city and we are honoured to be able to assist in any way we can. The team all love being involved and giving something back to help such a worthy cause. We are looking forward to being able to work with Street Life for many years to come.”

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Pre-school supports charity for homeless

Posted on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 9:39 pm by SH (Editor)

Woolly Hat Day at Abacus Pre-School, in support of the Midland Road Homeless Project.

Abacus Pre-School is once again supporting the Midland Road Homeless Project this Christmas by collecting tinned & packet food and other essential supplies.

The Bristol-based charity provides around 80 meals per day and solely relies on donations from the public.

The Abacus @ Meadowbrook pre-school in Bradley Stoke held a ‘woolly hat day’ on 9th November, when children were encouraged to bring in an item of food and wear a woolly hat for the day in exchange for a £1 donation.

Abacus has supported Midland Road for many years and its donations are always very much appreciated. Collections will continue up until 14th December and further events are planned for next term.

Amanda Lacey, manager of Abacus @ Meadowbrook, said:

“We think that it is especially important for the children to understand the gift of giving during the Christmas period.”

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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