We use commitment to the burger to raise money and awareness for a number of charities close to our hearts.
Since 2018 we have raised over £25,000.
In memory of our founder Zan's brother Mark, who tragically died in April 2017, Bleecker work closely with Hospitality Action to help support and build awareness around mental health and addiction.
"My brother Mark worked his entire life in hospitality. From being a room service runner to managing restaurants, it was what he liked to do and where he fitted in. He spent a summer at Bleecker too. Mark was charming and funny and had a talent for commanding the attention of a room. He loved his maître d’ role, where he was especially popular with the older ladies of Miami Beach.
Mark suffered from mental illness and addiction. In April 2017, he overdosed and passed away at 35 years of age. Hospitality accepted Mark when other fields wouldn’t. It allowed him to stay himself whist still struggling with this disease. For this I am grateful.
Since March 2018 we have raised over £20,000 for Hospitality Action to help support and build awareness around mental health and addiction."
We’ve done this by donating all profits from all sites on March 1st, which was Marks birthday and by hosting one-night only collaborations with chefs and restaurants we admire.
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Here are some highlights from our previous takeovers.
On April 24th 2019 we closed our one of our restaurant doors for a private event for the first time. On this night HABFEMSOC curated a feminist supper club in support of imkaan which included an empowering line-up of performers and speakers, who shared their stories of Feminist Activism, performances, from the Harris Academy Bermondsey, open discussions and of course burgers. Together we raised £2,000 on the night which was captured beautifully in this video.