Bistrot Pierre Leicester provides heartwarming initiative.
Leicester diners celebrating with friends and family by eating out this Christmas, will also be contributing towards a free restaurant meal for an older resident in their community.
The heartwarming Christmas initiative by French restaurant Bistrot Pierre will donate dinners to well-deserving Leicester residents, in a first of its kind partnership with Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland.
For every Sunday Christmas party booking of six people or more in December, Bistrot Pierre, located in the heart of the city, will gift a free Menu Pierre three-course meal to a resident nominated by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland redeemable throughout January 2023.
The charity is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary in the area, which has seen a year filled with events and activities.
“This, our 70th year, has been such a fantastic time for the charity”, says Tony Donovan, Executive Director of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland.
"This partnership is an incredible way to end this thrilling year, and what better way to start our 71st, than by coming together to enjoy a delicious meal at Bistrot Pierre.”
This initiative comes at a time of year when many older people are known to be battling loneliness, alongside the ever-increasing cost of living crisis.
According to a report published by the charity’s headquarters, approximately 1.4 million older people struggle with loneliness and the festive season can be among one of the most challenging times of year.
“Community is at the heart of what we do at Bistrot Pierre”, says its CEO Nick White, “There has never been a more important time to throw open our doors and welcome in those most in need within the communities we are based.
“As a thank you to our customers who continue to support us, we thought it fitting to reward their loyalty by supporting those who are vulnerable this year with a much-needed treat.
"We hope customers will want to get involved and make a difference to the lives of older residents in Leicester.
“I want to thank Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland for their support and also for their tireless work with those in their community. And most importantly, we hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
"We are still taking bookings for our Christmas period, so we're encouraging customers to try and be as generous as possible and enjoy a little bit of festive fun with us, which will also help those unsung residents in the area."