RAI And Paddy Irish Whiskey Launch Virtual Tip Jar To Help Support The Hospitality Industry
The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) and Paddy Irish Whiskey have joined forces to create a virtual tip jar to help support the Irish hospitality industry during the COVID-19 crisis.
They have launched the initiative via a GoFundMe page, the details of which are available at www.rai.ie/irelands-largest-tip-jar, and are calling on the public to "tip their bar staff and hospitality workers."
"Supports Need To Be Put In Place"
RAI CEO Adrian Cummins stated, "Too many of our restaurants are facing closure, and supports need to be put in place for this industry. Many staff members are struggling to get by without a salary coming in and are surviving solely on government supports. By creating Ireland's largest tip jar, our aim is to offer some much needed help to the bartenders and hospitality workers of Ireland."
"A Challenging Time"
Meanwhile, Paddy Irish Whiskey country manager George Roberts commented, "This is a challenging time for the hospitality sector and we want to play our part in supporting them as much as we can. While we may not be able to get out and support our local bars and restaurants right now, we can still tip and show our support. Paddy Irish Whiskey's heritage is in the hospitality sector has been a part of Ireland's social fabric for generations, and we want to say thank you to the hospitality industry for allowing us to be a part of it. Now it is our turn to help them when they need it most, so we would strongly encourage anyone to please join us in filling Ireland's largest tip jar by giving what you can."
Bartenders and hospitality workers can apply for this funding via an online application process, the details of which are also available at the link mentioned in the second paragraph of this article.
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