We are delighted to announce that burger chain, Smashburger UK, has selected Together for Short Lives as their charity partner. The new partnership will run until the end of 2020 and will span across all seven of Smashburger’s UK restaurants.
The partnership launched at a special Halloween themed party, which placed children and families from the local hospice at its heart.
All things local are very important to Smashburger, who even localise their approach to providing quality food, depending on where in the UK their restaurants are – From the Tagais Stack in Scotland to single origin British beef. This local focus fits perfectly with Together for Short Lives’ support of children’s hospices across the UK. Each Smashburger restaurant and Head Office will be twinned with their local children’s hospice, allowing staff to make a difference for children and families in the communities where they live and work.
Smashburger will undertake a series of fundraising, family fun days and volunteering activity to make a significant difference for these children’s hospices, and the children and families they provide their vital care for. The children’s hospices involved in the partnership will be:
· Acorn’s Children’s Hospice
· Chestnut Tree House
· Children’s Hospice South West
· Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
· Keech Hospice Care
· Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
· St Oswald’s Hospice
Andy Fletcher, Together for Short Lives CEO, says
This really is smashing news for children and families – we’re proud that Smashburger has chosen to support Together for Short Lives as its charity partner and look forward to making an impact with them both locally and nationally. Smashburger’s support will help us make sure seriously ill children get the vital care and help that they need. It’s clear from the special launch party they hosted for families in the South West that Smashburger values making a difference in local communities – something we look forward to fostering together in the coming year.
Tara Cunningham, Head of Marketing at Smashburger adds
Local community is at the heart of everything we do at Smashburger so we are absolutely delighted to partner with such a fantastic charity that does so much for local families. Meeting some of the amazing children and their families at our launch in Bath was a brilliant way to mark the beginning of our partnership and we are looking forward to meeting many more families all over the country. There’s a fun filled plan of fundraising activity over the next year and our teams can’t wait to get started!