Gaucho is part of Rare Restaurants who are proud to have raised over £1M for charitable causes in the past five years. We support and work with the following charities:
Only a Pavement Away
Only a Pavement Away is a charity founded by representatives from the hospitality industry. They act as a conduit to support vulnerable homeless people, ex-offenders and veterans to overcome hurdles by finding jobs within the hospitality, pub and restaurant industry, whilst negating the need for people to face an existence of living on the streets.
The Clink Charity
The Clink provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture. They then support the graduates to help them secure accommodation upon release. This offers them a real chance to return to the community with the ability to turn their lives around which will cut crime and improve public safety. The excellent outcomes of this programme are underlined by the Justice Data Lab audit – prisoners are 49.6% less likely to reoffend by entering this programme.
Leonard Cheshire believe in a fair and inclusive world, where everyone can live as they choose. Their work has an impact on individuals, the public, organisations, and at national and global levels in order to reach this goal. They aim to make disabled people feel respected, valued and safe, choose where and how they live, and participate freely in social and leisure activities.
The School of Hard Knocks
The School of Hard Knocks is a course devised to use the sport of rugby to engage young men who are long-term unemployed, involved in petty crime and hostile to any normal pre-employment intervention and teach them positive behaviours, give them a sense of self-worth, self-efficacy and hopefulness for the future.
Not For Sale
Fighting sex trafficking and modern day slavery, we are delighted to have supported and raised awareness for NFS over the past two years. The proceeds of our fundraising has helped bring victims of sex trafficking into the restaurant industry at Dignata, Amsterdam. We have a 10 year target to raise £1M through long-term commitments to the cause.
Room To Read
The organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments. Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls in completing secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. This year we were presented with a dedicated book to thank us for donating auction prizes over the past 5 years which have raised over £100,000 for this amazing cause which supports child literacy, in the countries where we work with suppliers and our products originate.
All of our restaurants are dog friendly and we are proud that our pooch parties help raise both awareness and funds for our disadvantaged canine friends. Dogs Trust’s primary objective is to protect all dogs in the UK and elsewhere from maltreatment, cruelty and suffering. It focuses on the rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs which have been either abandoned or given up by their owners through rehoming services.