Knightsbridge restaurant, Dinings SW3, launch first charity partnership with YMCA

YMCA England and Wales and Dinings SW3 have today launched an initial one-year partnership to support YMCA’s work with young people facing homelessness and mental health difficulties.

The luxury Japanese Izakaya-inspired restaurant has chosen to support YMCA in its first charitable initiative in the UK in recognition of the struggles facing young people today.

As part of the partnership, Dinings SW3 will give its dine-in customers the opportunity to donate to YMCA when settling their bill, with that donation being matched so that YMCA receives £2 for each £1 donation.

Throughout the partnership, YMCA and Dinings SW3 – found in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – will collaborate to highlight the work of YMCA in the local London area, and how that work is supported by partners such as Dinings SW3.

Daniel Alvarado, Global Food and Beverage Director at Dinings SW3 and The Norman, comments:

“We know that by partnering with YMCA, Dinings SW3 and its customers can make a difference to the lives of young people in our immediate community and beyond. YMCA is a crucial lifeline for so many, and we are proud to support them.”

Lanner Feltham, Head of Strategic Partnerships at YMCA England and Wales, said:

“With the support of Dinings SW3 and its customers, YMCA will be able to support young people when they need it most, whatever difficulty they are facing. YMCA exists to give everyone a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become – and it is partners such as Dinings SW3 that ensure we are able to fulfil this mission.”