400 Rabbits, based in Hurts Yard

A Nottingham bar is collecting clothing donations for homeless charity Emmanuel House this Christmas.

Nottingham tequila bar, 400 Rabbits, based in Hurts Yard, is asking for other bars and restaurants in Nottingham to follow suit and donate the clothes in their lost property to the homeless.

The owner of 400 Rabbits, James Aspell, said, “It’s something we’ve done ourselves for quite a while. We’ll take them down and donate them to Emmanuel House.”

400 Rabbits have worked in connection with Nottingham-based charity Emmanuel House for years and say they have received a good response from the public.

Emmanuel House was founded in 1976 and aims to support homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham.

James added, “We’re collecting gloves, coats, scarves that the most vulnerable people in Nottingham could really do with.”

Video: James Aspell speaks about the campaign between Emmanuel House and 400 Rabbits

“We’ll be doing collections from bars, restaurants and hotels in December and January”
James aspell, owner of 400 rabbits

James is asking for people to follow suit and help the homeless like 400 Rabbits has for years.

The team at 400 Rabbits have even been campaigning on social media to promote the partnership between the charity and themselves.

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🎄Xmas Charidee Initiative🎄 At this time of year our bars and restaurants get loaded up with all the hats, scarves, jumpers and coats that we've had 1 too many tequilas to take home or remember where we left them! This Xmas we'll be collecting unclaimed lost property from bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels to distribute to those who really need it over the festive period, working with the fantastic Emmanuel House Support Centre, Nottingham. All we ask is that you give your guests a couple of weeks to claim their items before you donate! You can drop your donations either at 400 Rabbits or directly at Emmanuel House which is located at the bottom of Hockley. We'll also be doing 2 collection days on December 11th and January 3rd where we'll come to collect from you! So if you work in a bar, restaurant etc. and you'd like to donate your unclaimed lost property, either drop it in, drop us a message or comment on this post and we will collect from you guys and deliver to those who need it most. We'll also be running a Xmas special cocktail over the festive period, £2 from each drink will go directly to supporting Emmanuel House. More deets on that next week! If you'd like to know more about Emmanuel House and how they support vulnerable adults in and around Notts please visit their website https://www.emmanuelhouse.org.uk/ to see the great work they do! Thanks in advance and if you feel like sharing this post that would be amazeballs! Salud y feliz navidad! The Rabbits X

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As well as donating clothes 400 Rabbits is putting a special Christmas cocktail menu together in aid of Emmanuel House.

“We’ll be doing collections from bars, restaurants and hotels in December and January, we’re also this Christmas doing a special menu of Christmas cocktails were two pounds from each cocktail will be donated to Emmanuel House,” James added.

400 Rabbits is open Sunday- Thursday 5-1am | Friday 5-2am | Saturday 12-2am and are always looking for help with donations.