High Street Hospitality back Marcus Rashford school holiday meal campaign with free lunches during half term

High Street Hospitality back Marcus Rashford school holiday meal campaign with free lunches during half term



Three High Street Group venues in the North East are supporting families in the region by offering free lunches during half term.


The hotels and restaurants in South Shields, Teesside and County Durham are getting behind footballer Marcus Rashford’s free school meal campaign and joining venues across the UK by providing families with free lunches this week.


Between Monday 26th and Friday 30th October the Sea Hotel in South Shields, the Parkmore Hotel in Yarm and Rustica restaurant in Stanley, are offering free meals for families with children between 12 and 2pm.


Each day there will be a choice of two different meal options, which are available for children who receive free school meals during term-time.


Families can book an hour slot for their meal, which they can enjoy in COVID-safe environments with all safety procedures in place.


Families can book a table by calling:


Sea Hotel: 0191 427 0999

Parkmore Hotel: 01642 786 815

Rustica: 01207 263 791


Gary Forrest, Chairman of The High Street Group: “This is a really challenging time for some families so until the government changes its mind we want to help where we can.


“We are totally behind Marcus Rashford’s campaign and believe that no child should go hungry.  We’re looking forward to welcoming families into our venues this week so they can enjoy a nice meal in a safe and welcoming environment.”



For further information contact Jamie Collis 01325 363436


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Editors’ Notes:

Established in 2006, The High Street Group of Companies initially focused on debt and wealth management but in 2014 expanded into the property investment, hospitality and development sectors.


The group headquarters is in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and around 350 people are employed in the UK and abroad.


Current projects include developments of apartments for private rent (PRS) – in Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle and others in Gateshead, Milton Keynes, Salford and Warrington.  These will provide over 3,000 apartments and have a gross development value (GDV) of £644 million.  When other PRS projects under investigation are added, the number of units is around 5,000 and the GDV £1.1 billion.


In addition, it is investing around £60 million in the development of award-winning homes for sale on sites across the UK.


A hospitality division has five hotels – and plans several more – together with 15 food, beverage and leisure venues.


Based on these assets, current and planned projects, together with secured investor funding, the group was recently valued at £1.2 billion by ACF Investment Bank.  The target for 2022 is £3 billion.


For more information, visit www.thehighstreetgroup.com

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger plc comments: “We are extremely pleased to be opening our first build-to-rent scheme in Milton Keynes. Solstice Apartments will provide high quality, professionally managed homes that have been purpose-built for renting and come with a range of additional resident amenities and services.

“At Grainger, we aim to redefine the rental experience in the UK and we believe Solstice Apartments will raise the bar for what renters in Milton Keynes can expect.”

Richard Baker, Regional Director (Midlands and Wales), with United Living, said: “This is a milestone development for us; the first of our private rental sector projects to reach completion. It is one of the first large scale residential developments in the UK to benefit from the latest generation of smart meters, which will help people manage bills and reduce carbon output.

“Our proactive approach, in partnership with The High Street Group and Grainger plc, enabled us to improve the specification of the project as it progressed, to deliver a truly impressive living space.”