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THE FELIX PROJECT

A London-based UK charity set up in 2016 by entrepreneur, Justin Byam Shaw. The Felix Project rescues good food that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat and fish. They collect or receive food from 170 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants and delis. They sort and then deliver this food to charities that cook meals and prepare food parcels for vulnerable people and to primary schools to distribute to children and their families.

CADOGAN ESTATE

Cadogan is a family business, property manager, investor and developer – with a 300-year history that informs its dynamic estate management approach today. As proud custodians of over 90 acres of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, their long-term stewardship aims to enrich the area’s unique character, while safeguarding its future vitality.

QUINTESSENTIALLY FOUNDATION

Quintessentially Foundation is the award winning and grant-giving arm of Quintessentially Group, providing funding and building awareness for UK registered charities. Through mindful entrepreneurialism, their aim is to improve the welfare of disadvantaged communities and individuals, facilitating change and allowing dreams to become a reality. Established in 2008 - Quintessentially Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Quintessentially Group has raised over £12 million for charities through unique and innovative events.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK

Charles Heidsieck is one of the great names of Champagne and produces some of the finest cuvées. Founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, the original 'Champagne Charlie' who popularised champagne in America in the 1850s,the foundation of its modern fame rests on the unrivalled quality of its wines, which receive countless awards and accolades year after year. This success is attributable to the strength and depth of their winemaking team over the past three decades: Daniel Thibault, Régis Camus, Thierry Roset and Cyril Brun have between them been awarded 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year' at the International Wine Challenge sixteen times. No other house has won more than twice. Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve is remarkable due to the inclusion of 40% reserve wines from a multitude of vintages (up to 20 years old) and a minimum three year’s ageing in vast and rare Crayeres (chalk cellars). Charles Heidsieck sources wines from 60 different crus in the Champagne region and grapes coming from their own vineyards are grown sustainably as the House is both certified HVE (High Environmental Value) and VdC (Sustainable viticulture in Champagne).

Ugly butterfly has unfortunately closed indefinitely

Ugly Butterfly is one of my passion projects, and incredibly close to my heart. The Frog Hoxton is a reiteration of my very first independent restaurant. The team there have been with me from the very beginning.

At both restaurants, we wanted to really make people think about waste and we wanted to teach our team, our guests and ourselves.

Following Boris’s briefing yesterday, there will be a ripple effect of closures. The health and safety of the public, our guests, and staff is paramount, but by advising people to avoid restaurants, bars, pubs etc without enforcing an official ban has left us, and many others, in a situation where we cannot claim on our insurance to cover any losses. The industry, one of the biggest in the UK, is now left facing mass unemployment and potential collapse. Simply put, the government must do more than just let us off our tax bill. The industry needs a cash injection, and it needs it now.

I know we won’t be the only operator in this and I want to send my support to anyone who is also facing these terrible decisions, but it absolutely breaks my heart to have to close Ugly Butterfly & The Frog Hoxton indefinitely.

We are doing all we can for our staff, to support them as much as we physically can.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests, our partners, and of course our incredible team who helped make my dreams a reality.

Adam