Ventnor Rex Restaurant Gives Generously To St Catherine’s

Three cheers for the Rex Bar and Restaurant in Ventnor who this morning donated a whopping £850 to St Catherine’s in Ventnor.
Staff at the restaurant have been squirreling away their tips over the last year and saving them for this very special charity.
The cheque was …

Three cheers for the Rex Bar and Restaurant in Ventnor who this morning donated a whopping £850 to St Catherine’s in Ventnor.

Ventnor Rex Restaurant Gives Generously To St Catherine'sStaff at the restaurant have been squirreling away their tips over the last year and saving them for this very special charity.

The cheque was presented to the young people this morning the during the school’s end-of-term assembly.

The generous donation is earmarked for St Catherine’s vocational training programme, The Worx.

The Worx works with young people from St Catherine’s, from special needs units within mainstream schools on the Island and from other voluntary organisations and provides a range of vocational training modules that look to bridge the gap between school and college, further training or employment.

Kim Fry, Community Fundraiser, explained “It is fantastic of Jo and Abdul at the Rex to support our children and young people in this way. The Rex is a great favourite with our staff and families. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity.”

Friday, 18th December, 2009 3:15pm

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Helen Cunningham

How Fantastic – a big CHEER!!!!

watchdog
Good on the Rex. What we would now like is for restaurants to abandon this outdated tipping practice that goes back to a bygone era of slave wages. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if Ventnor set the lead by having its restaurant menus unclude a phrase “Our prices include all services. Gratuities are not expected – however, we invite our customers to donate 10% of their bill to… Read more »