The East London Garden Society

Apple Donor Campaign

Apple Donor

Hawkes are a new breed of urban cider maker. Their mission is to change the face of cider forever, one apple, one orchard at a time.

Their journey began using unloved apples and those donated by Londoners to create their first bottle of Urban Orchard cider.

With their #Apple Donor campaign, you can help them make a difference by fighting food waste, promoting sustainability and becoming part of their Urban Orchard Cider.

Every #Apple Donor gets one bottle of Urban Orchard cider for every 3kg donated, 10% off for life at Hawkes Cidery & Taproom and the priceless feeling of being a Grade A #Apple Donor.

There are three ways to donate your unwanted apples.

  • Visit the Hawkes Cidery and Taproom ‐ drop your apples with them and redeem your Urban Orchard cider in its natural home.
  • Drop your apples off at your local pub ‐ check their website to find your local participating pub or community scheme.
  • Apple donor weekend ‐ Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October. A festival of cider celebrations at pubs and local community projects all over London.

For more information visit their website, call 020 3903 8387 or email

Hawkes Cidery and Taproom is located at: 92 & 96 Druid Street, London SE1 2HQ