Pub gives takings to Philippines aid

The Drapers Arm
The Drapers Arm
Aid appeal: The Drapers Arm

Scenes of devastation following a storm in the Philippines prompted a Barnsbury landlord to donate an entire night’s takings to the aid appeal.

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever storm to hit land, swept across the country last Friday leaving hundreds of thousands of people without access to basic necessities.

On Monday afternoon Nick Gibson, landlord of The Drapers Arms, tweeted an appeal to nearly 21,000 Twitter followers.

“You’ve made it half way through the Monday in mid-November, tough day huh? Not as tough for some… treat yourself, come here tonight & we will give 50% of your total spend to relief efforts in the Philippines.”

After a quieter night than usual, he decided to donate the entire night’s £1,000 takings to the victims.

“I just like as a community pub to give something back,” Gibson said.