Last month, barman Jack Fraser-Foulkes discovered that his car window had been smashed when it was parked in South West London, and that his Bonzer barware kit had been stolen from the back seat.
Fraser-Foulkes took to The London Bartender’s Association (The LBA) 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.
His post was spotted by fellow members of The LBA, Bonzer, who were horrified to see his predicament.
Jonathan White, marketing manager at Bonzer, commented: “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.”
Members of The LBA took to Facebook to comment on Bonzer’s act of kindness, with members remarking how it had, “Restored faith in humanity”, and other comments such as “This is why I love this industry” and “The legends of the bar kit world”.
Fraser-Foulkes was thrilled at Bonzer’s offer: “It was a massive relief to receive a message from Bonzer offering to replace my kit in such a short space of time. I didn’t expect them to see the Facebook post at all, let alone offer a replacement!
“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.”