Tommy’s Lounge is a self funded, not for profit, safe space for all. Especially those with a military connection (Veterans and their Families). Unfortunately with the cost of living we struggle to meet the overheads but WILL NOT allow the doors to close after literally saving lives. Suicide rates amongst veterans is considerably higher than their civilian counterparts, and we work tirelessly to provide peer to peer support, work shops, gatherings, days out etc away from alcohol and drugs!
Please help us continue to save lives on a daily basis!
Here at Tommy's Lounge we've introduced a system where anyone can pay-it-forwards and assist those who are down on their luck. It's a scheme that's open to anyone, but we do put an emphasis on our veteran support.
What is it?
Anyone can by a hot drink or meal deal, this will then be written on a post-it note along with a message if you wish. We will then place it on our Tommy board for anyone who's in need.
What can I buy?
Anything on the menu. If it's one of our daily specials then it will be simply noted as a daily special and when someone claims it they can have that days special.
Anyone can use this scheme, from people who have left their wallet at home, low income household, unemployed and especially Veterans in need. Simply take a post-it from the Tommy board with the item you would like and present it at the counter.
Our team will take the note from you and will give you the item on the post-it without question. We have some basic 'rules' in place for the scheme which we've noted below.
If you are not near to us in Huddersfield, you can still take part in our Pay-It-Forwards scheme.
We currently have two options for the online service;
If you wish to Pay-It-Forwards click the buttons below for your preference. The button will take you to our PayPal service where you can make the transaction and leave a personal message if you wish.
Once the transaction is complete we will transcribe it to a post-it note and add it to the Tommy Board.
If you wanted to Pay-It-Forwards for a larger amount please contact us via email and we would be honoured to discuss this with you.
Please keep in mind that this system is in place to help those in need. The system is not to be abused, the staff have the right to revoke use to anyone seen abusing the system and peoples acts of kindness.
The staff will NOT tolerate any abusive behaviour and may ask you to leave if they feel you are behaving in a manner that is untoward staff and customers.
On occasion, staff may enquire about your personal situation to see if there is anything Tommy's Lounge can do to support you. Our staff are trained in Mental Health First Aid, and are able to signpost to local services and organisations that may be in a position to assist you.
Please be mindful of other users.
One per day, for either a brew or a meal deal.
If you are in employment and need to use a post-it, we kindly ask that you replace it when you're able for those who may be in a more difficult situation.
If you are on a low-income, you are welcome to use the service. Again, we ask that you be mindful and if you are in a position to, pay-it-forwards when you can.
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