We love a drink in Manchester, if you’re avoiding Dry Jan of course, but we’re equally great people who want to help each other out. Now, Manchester rum bar and cantina Revolución de Cuba is asking customers to kick-start the New Year with charity and their local communities in mind – with a donation of good quality gloves, hats, or scarves to its From Cuba with GLove appeal.
As temperatures across the North West are set to plummet well below freezing later this month, every donation will be passed on to Revolución de Cuba’s local charity partners that support homeless and vulnerable people in and around Manchester, including the Mustard Tree – all close to the hearts of its team and clientele.
The appeal runs until Wednesday 31 January, during which time all donated items will be exchanged for a Banana Manaña cocktail, on the house, as a thank you. But be quick, whilst ingredients are in stock!
Revolución de Cuba’s Alex McMillan said: “As temperatures are forecast to drop and snow to fall, we hope that From Cuba with GLove will make a positive impact on the lives of those who live in the communities around our Peter Street venue and across the city, whilst shining a spotlight on Cuban kindness.
“The Cuban people are known for their affection, gentleness and humanity and they’re sentiments that we share here at Revolución de Cuba Manchester. The New Year is an excellent time to declutter and clear out, setting us up for 2024 whilst making a real difference to those who need our support – especially as an icy blast prepares to hit the UK.
“In return, you’ll brighten up what is no doubt a chilly January day with a deliciously fruity sunshine cocktail in a glass, as our way of saying thanks for your support.
“Even better, it’s made using Banana Peel Rum from Discarded Spirits – a brilliant brand that creates spirits from waste food. It’s made from discarded banana skins sourced from a food flavouring manufacturer using a Caribbean rum base. So, we’re helping to reverse needless food waste too.
“All homeless charities have been chosen by our local teams and customers and are causes close to their hearts. We encourage those who donate to find out more about them, and to also nominate their own worthy causes to receive warm winter accessories from us.”
To give clean, quality gloves, hats, or scarves to Revolución de Cuba’s From Cuba with GLove appeal – and receive a complimentary cocktail in return – visit its venue at South Central, 11 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR.