Glasgow restaurant group, Kained, has teamed up with TiPJAR and Hospitality Action to kickstart a national charity campaign to help Scottish hospitality workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you take a stroll down Finnieston this month, you’ll spot a window display that has been designed to support local hospitality staff who have been hit the worst during the pandemic.

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The new Support Local point uses the contactless tipping platform to help raise emergency funds for Kained’s 100-strong team of staff, and thousands of others nationally, who like many in the hospitality sector are receiving reduced support for 67 per cent of their regular income and in most cases, now facing no government support due to changes in the new tier system and furlough eligibility.

The campaign sees contactless tipping boxes provided by TiPJAR in The Finnieston restaurant windows which you can support by giving a £2 cash-free donation that goes directly to Hospitality Action to distribute to hospitality workers across Scotland. Tap on their window to tip and support local workers. 

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Graham Suttle, Managing Director of Kained, said: “We are proud to kick off a national campaign to bring support and a much-needed lifeline for so many, in such difficult times. 

"Our customers are as much part of the family as our team, and have asked so many times to help they now have a safe and direct way via this award-winning platform, to help support our amazing team and those most in need across the nation.”  

James Brown, founder of TiPJAR and retail director of BrewDog, said: “Having started my hospitality career working in bars in the city, I couldn’t think of a better place to launch this campaign.

"As many staff and businesses now face their toughest challenge of the pandemic so far, we wanted to do what we can to help the staff at Kained and staff all across the country.”