Sheffield bar’s pay-as you-feel charity nights a huge successPosted by: Annie Williams
Barrowboy owner's Morgan Davies (left) and Charlie Marks (right)
Barrowboy has raised £1,182.27 for HARC Sheffield through their weekly vegan charity nights in the run up to Christmas
The bar began hosting weekly vegan pay-as-you-feel nights in November last year in a bid to raise money for local charities that work towards combatting homelessness in the city.
The Waste Not Want Not PayAsYouFeel events aimed to help reduce wastage by serving up vegan feasts using ingredients that were otherwise destined for landfill, with all customer’s contributions going to the bar’s chosen charity.
On the run-up to Christmas, the bar chose Sheffield’s HARC (Homeless and Rootless at Christmas) to send their donations to, a charity which works to provide a safe and warm day shelter for homeless, rootless and vulnerable men and women between Christmas and New Year, and raised a whopping £1,182.27 across the events.
Since opening its doors on Abbeydale Road in August last year, co-owners Morgan Davies and Charlie Marks had always wanted to give something back to the community in a charitable fashion.
Morgan told VIBE: “We wanted to give something back and we’d always planned to start something like this, but it was our bartender, Rohan, who suggested this idea and we loved it.
“We were fairly busy at the time so left it up to him to organise and he completely nailed it. Arranged the good-to-eat food that would have gone to waste, got in touch with HARC, worked out his recipes and got going!”
After the success of last year’s events, the weekly Tuesday occasion has been put on hold for a break. Morgan said: “It was a lot of very hard work by Rohan, so for now he’s taking a break. But hopefully we will bring it back, either as a monthly event, or at the same time next year, to help the extremely worthy work that HARC Sheffield do.”
Keep an eye out on Barrowboy’s Facebook page for future events.