The Steakist Restaurant raises £5,000 for the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Arundel residents snapped up tickets for dinner at the Steakist Restaurant and an evening of fundraising for the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal on Tuesday 25th October.

As a sign of solidarity, Arundel Town Council raised the Ukrainian flag in the town square across the street from The Steakist. Michael Lyons, for The Steakist said “It was a great evening. We were sold out and the atmosphere was brilliant”

Guests were deeply moved when Ukrainians Kateryna Kryvokhat’ko-Furlong and Oleksandra Sidorenko came to the microphone to shed some insight on the plight of their friends, families, and countrymen still in Ukraine. They also wanted to thank the region and all British people for their hospitality and continued support through the crisis.

A short auction saw bids reach £500 for the use of a luxury car from Harwoods and a Cartier scarf. In a surprise move The Steakist offered a £50 voucher to anyone who pledged £100 or more to the Red Cross.

Michael Lyons continues “It all went a bit mad! We got carried away by the night! Suddenly we had given away about £750 in vouchers! We want to support Ukraine so we are delighted by the result and look forward to seeing our customers redeem their vouchers on our fabulous steaks or our new Sunday lunch.”

Sarah Collins representing The Red Cross said “I am delighted with the outcome. We had a delicious meal, the Steakist did an excellent job. £20 from every ticket sale was also donated. With gift aid, we hope to exceed £5,000. I would like to thank The Steakist and the residents of Arundel for their support”