Mitchell & Cooper stepped in to help a bartender whose prized equipment was stolen in the run-up to Christmas by providing him with a set of replacement kit for free.
Jack Fraser-Foulkes returned to his car to find the window smashed and his Bonzer barware taken from the back-seat of his car.
He took to The London Bartender’s Association Facebook group to warn others of thieves in his area, with his caption reading: “Not the best start to the week… please be careful leaving bags in view (SW5 in particular)” accompanied by an image of his smashed car window.
The post was spotted by Bonzer, which is a fellow member of The LBA, and it offered its help.
Jonathan White, marketing manager at Mitchell & Cooper, which distributes Bonzer, said: “Barware is an essential for any bartender all year round, not to mention during the busy festive period.
“We were saddened and disappointed to see that Jack’s kit had been stolen at such a pivotal time of year and, as such, it seemed only right that we should replace his kit, to keep him fully equipped for the Christmas period, and to keep his customers happy.”
Mr Fraser-Foulkes said: “As members of the industry themselves, they fully understood the inconvenience it would cause me to be without my kit at such a busy time of year. I can only thank them for their selfless generosity at such a distressing time.”