Pubs in Beds, Bucks, Essex, Herts, Nhants, Oxon, Warks & W Mids raise £20K for Italian Earthquake Relief in 72 hours

  |  Published: Sep 15th 2016
Some of Oakman Inns' pizza chefs
Some of Oakman Inns' pizza chefs

Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 16 pubs across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and The West Midlands are proud to announce that they will be sending a cheque for £20,744 to The Italian Red Cross to support their relief efforts in Amatrice and the surrounding areas.

The money was raised directly from the net sale of the pubs' Pizza and Pasta dishes and will provide some respite for the hard-pressed victims and their families.

Because of its strong connections with Italy, they decided to raise the money as soon as the full devastation became apparent.

Using the social media hashtag,  #EatForItaly, customers were encouraged to show their support over three days by ordering a pizza or pasta dish instead of one of the pub’s other 40+ dishes, as Oakman Inns’ CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, explained: “It was very touching to see the support that so many of our customers gave the campaign and they all deserve a huge round of applause for their support as the final result has exceeded our expectations.”

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