SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
At Vercelli, we pride ourselves in supporting the local community as and when we can. In previous fundraisers we have often supported Tynedale hospice, following from the success in this we have decided to donate to as many charities as we can throughout 2023!
Ryan from Gateway into the Community, works for Vercelli every Thursday making our amazing dark chocolate brownies. To say thankyou to Ryan we will be donating £1 from every brownie sold during 2023 to Gateway.
Gateway into the Community was established in 1998 to support people who have a learning disability and enable them to access social, leisure and learning opportunities within their local and wider community. They support more than 200 people over the year and over 120 people attend various groups and activities every week. They believe that everyone should feel a part of their community and they support their members to feel a real sense of belonging within their local community.
They offer a dedicated Day Service, Individual Support and special interest groups, from there successful sports projects to healthy living, create and chatter, performing arts, computer, older persons’, youth and adult social groups. Their members also enjoy regular discos throughout the year that are eagerly anticipated and well attended. Health and happiness is at the heart of everything they do at Gateway.
Charity Walk 2023
On Sunday 21st May 2023, Our team at Vercelli completed a 25 mile walk along the Hadrian's Wall. We began at Vercelli Restaurant in Hexham and finished at The Greenhead Hotel, Brampton. We raised an an amazing £3342 for The North of Tyne Mountain Rescue.
A phenomenal amount of money going to a fantastic cause. NOTMW cover a large area but crucially they cover the Hadrians Wall footpath which is on our doorstep and sees a number of injured walkers every year. Ambulance crews struggle to access these walkers without the help of our mountain rescue team with their specialist vehicles and equipment.
Fundraising February 2023
Throughout February 2023 we donated 50p to the West Northumberland Food Bank from every person that dined with us. We were also a drop off point any food or household items.
We donated a fantastic £1016 as well as several food/household items.
West Northumberland Foodbank is a charity based in Hexham, providing a safety net for people in hardship throughout the area. Through the collection and distribution of food donations and other household essentials alongside support with benefits and debt problems our aim is to help people get back on their feet.
In the last full year they have helped almost 400 households in Hexham, Haltwhistle, Prudhoe and surrounding areas.
Pizza October 2022
Throughout October 2022, the challenge was to sell 1000 pizzas to raise money for Tynedale Hospice at Home.
50p from every pizza sold went directly to the charity.
By the end of the month we sold an amazing 1096 pizzas, raising £548 for the hospice.
Tynedale Hospice at Home provides end-of-life care and support to patients in their own homes, where they are most comfortable and feel their best. Our team of dedicated caregivers are here when you need us. We also provide hospital transport and bereavement support to help you through these tough times.