Chestertons Gibraltar, Sovereign Insurance Services and Little Bay, Indian Tapas Bar & Restaurant raised over £8,000 for Calpe House and the Gibraltar Methodist Church Gibraltar & La Linea homeless appeal by hosting two special nights for clients at Little Bay Indian Restaurant in Ocean Village.
Chestertons and Sovereign staff donned their aprons and became the waiters and waitresses to their clients and friends in two sold out special nights at the restaurant.
Rich Hunt, three times winner of Bartender of the Year, regular co-host of Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube videos and owner of world-renowned cocktail bar in London, the Mint Gun Club, joined popular mixologist Juan Delgado behind the bar for a unique offering of cocktails especially crafted to accompany the evening’s unique menu.
The £8,020 raised from the 210 guests over two nights was courtesy of Little Bay gifting 20% of the takings, the staff gifting the service charge, Chestertons and Sovereign Insurance Services matching the service charge with their own donations and a series of auctions and money raising games.
Kelly Whelan, general manager of the restaurant was delighted “It was lovely to see so many people have so much fun. The chefs and our bar staff worked so hard those evenings, and I have definitely talent spotted some potential new waiters and waitresses from the staff at Chestertons and Sovereign Insurance who gave it their all.”
Neil Entwistle, managing director of Sovereign Insurance worked both nights “We were all exhausted and just amazed at the generosity of many of our clients contributing to the two great causes. Our staff really enjoyed doing something different too, judging by the feedback we have received.”
Mike Nicholls, CEO of Chestertons summed it up “What a great community spirit from everyone, our staff, Sovereign Insurance’s staff, the restaurant’s staff, our guests, our hosts and representatives from the two charities. We loved every minute of it and £8,000 over two nights demonstrates the very best of Gibraltar’s kindness to others.”