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Posted on December 14th, 2016
As Christmas approaches our thoughts turn to those in need, especially to our brave ex-servicemen and women, many of whom may be experiencing homelessness over the festive period. We’re also reflecting on the huge sacrifices made by former British army members who have reached their later years and now require a home and care. In view of the huge debt we owe to these veterans we’ve decided to donate 10% of all online orders made in December to two worthy charities: Homes 4 Heroes and The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
One of our favourite charities, UK Homes 4 Heroes provides the prospect of permanent homes as well as food, clothing, advice and counselling for previously serving members of the British Armed Forces who are sleeping rough today.
We’re sure you’ll agree that The Royal Hospital Chelsea is another superb charity, home to the Chelsea Pensioners, the brave veterans residing in the iconic 300-year-old London building. A familiar sight on the streets of central London in their bright red uniforms and black tricorne hats the pensioners enjoy companionship and nursing care in their later years. To get involved visit their website.
Our selected charities have the backing of two of London’s Pearly Kings & Queens– (which is itself one of the oldest charitable institutions in the UK.) To help us raise awareness and collect the two cheques from our December fundraising efforts, we have invited Pearly King Jimmy Jukes MBE and Pearly Queen Michelle Thorpe to our shop in January…we are hoping that they will bring along three Chelsea Pensioners with them for their introduction to pie and mash!
In the meantime, if you’re planning a Christmas get-together, why not treat your guests to some delicious Arments pie and mash? If you book online this December you and friends can tuck into our time-tested dishes in the knowledge you’re also doing your bit for those in need – since 10% of your order value will be donated to our two worthy charities.
Order by visiting our online ordering page – choose from traditional steak pies, or create your own bespoke order (our mini buffet pies are a unique festive treat at this time of year!) Alternatively, why not order a postal pie box to send as a special Christmas gift – what better way to send the season’s greetings?
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