MeetUp charge fees for organisers to set-up and maintain the MeetUp groups. In addition, there are the costs of phone calls, texts, etc. I have opened a Paypal account to facilitate organising events and transfer fees on that will also add up.
To offset these costs I will charge a small organising fee of GBP1.00 per MeetUp attended. This payable via Paypal. This will be non-refundable unless the event itself is cancelled.
Any refunds will be minus any PayPal fees.
The GBP1.00 is NOT a payment towards the cost of the meal and is probably less than even the service charge in the restaurant.