News & Updates


Team San Carlo Sky Dive for Breast Cancer UK

A big well done to team San Carlo and Dave Mansbridge one of our trustees  for making the 15000ft jump out of a plane in order to fundraise for Tim Bacon Foundation and Breast Cancer UK.  Incredible considering the sky jump they chose is actually the highest in the UK! The team raised over £6,000 for the charities which is a brilliant achievement,  we can't thank them all enough for choosing this challenge.        Read More...

The Alchemist climb Ben Nevis

29 of the amazing Alchemist's climbed Ben Nevis on Tuesday for the Tim Bacon Foundation, Cash for Kids West Scotland and Chris' House.   Not only did the team at the Glasgow venue climb but others from the rest of the UK came to join them.   During the month of August an optional £1 on the bill was added to enhance the fundraising in the Glasgow restaurant. A big thank you to everyone who took part and for all those... Read More...

Gusto Italian race to Italy

During the month of August 8 out of the 14 Gusto Italian restaurants took place in a race to Florence and Back.  Strava accounts linked to Just Giving Pages meant that the miles could easily be clocked. Colleagues could either run, walk, swim or ride to Italy.  The team are a pretty active bunch so the 4134 miles to Florence and back was completed by the end of the month. The money that the team have raised will go in... Read More...

Anyone for Cricket?

This week saw the annual Tim Bacon Cup Cricket match take place at Harrow St Marys. The usual captains Paul Campbell and Ian Edward battled it out on the pitch. Ian Edwards team batted first scoring 172 runs from their 25 overs. Paul Campbells team fell 7 runs short apparently due to some suspect umpiring. (according to someone on Paul Campbells team!) It is however all about the taking part! A big thank you goes out to each cricketer who... Read More...

Hospitality Kicks – Raising Money for Hospitality Charities

A big thank you to Wireless Social for orchestrating this amazing event on the 27th June 2023.  Hospitality all came together with one goal to raise money for three hospitality charities, Tim Bacon Foundation, Licensed Trade Charity and Only A Pavement Away. Although a grey day spirits were certainly not dampened,  40 male and 3 female teams came with the aim of lifting the trophy.  Sir Kenny Dalgleish arrived to watch the final and to present the winning team with... Read More...

Dream The Impossible – The Impact

On the 8th September 2022 we held Dream the Impossible the Sequel.    The evening saw 11 of Manchester iconic restaurants (Hawksmoor, Australasia, Grand Pacific, Tattu, San Carlo, Gusto, The Alchemist Spinningfields, Habas, Bull and Bear, 20 Stories and Duttons) come together to host 1200 guests in the city.  At 11pm the guests continued their evening at an after-party hosted by The Albert Hall.  Having distributed the funding to the 7 Beneficiary Charities we now know how they have used... Read More...

Casual Bar and Dining Awards Raise £5.1K for TBF

We attended the Casual Bar and Dining Awards as their charity partner on the 27th April 2023 in London.  Supported by a team of volunteers from Sixty Eight People, Mr Yum, Storylocker and Living Ventures to help us colleect donations at the Grosvenor Square Marriott.  We can't thank our volunteers enough giving up their valuable free time to help us. Our team of volunteers made their way efficiently around all 41 tables.  Awarding the table who raised the most on... Read More...

DREAM the IMPOSSIBLE II – RAISES £425,000

We have been hard at work counting all the proceeds from Dream the Impossible II. The event was, as promised, bigger and better than the inaugural event in 2017. More than 1350 people attended over 11 restaurants supported by 18 different corporate sponsors raising funds for 8 cancer charities in the Manchester region. We are proud and delighted to announce the profit from the event was a staggering £425,000. This was an amazing effort by the TBF Dream Team who... Read More...

TBF partnership with The Alchemist rasies £43,390 for Bloodcancer UK

The Alchemist Bar and Restaurant raised an amazing total of £43,390 and they couldn’t have achieved this without the generosity and support of their staff and customers during 2021. TBF partnered with The Alchemist and Bloodcancer UK to raise funds for a Clinical Nurse Advisor and a Medical Social Worker to support those living with blood cancer.  The money was raised through £1 on the Bill during September - Bloodcancer Awareness Month.  Teams of Alchemist staff from across the country... Read More...

Dream the Impossible – The Sequel Launches

We are excited to announce that some of Manchester’s best-known restaurants are uniting with us for a city-wide fundraising takeover. The aim of the night is to bring 1,300 people together dining at top restaurants across the city centre before gathering at the Albert Hall for music and dancing at the culmination of the night. The restaurants joining us for the evening are The Alchemist, Gusto, Grand Pacific, Australasia, San Carlo, Habas, The Bull and Bear, Hawksmoor, 20 Stories, Tattu,... Read More...

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