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Hospitality Action is calling on the entire industry to join together and come out in force in aid of its annual fundraising event Hospitality Action Week, taking place this year on May 12th-18th.

Hospitality Action’s annual fundraising week is a great way to bring employees together to celebrate the industry we work in and the importance of staff within that. The money raised over the seven days will go towards helping some of the most vulnerable members of the hospitality industry.

Penny Moore, chief executive of Hospitality Action, says: “With hospitality being the fourth-largest employer in the UK, with 3m workers, there is massive potential for us to help our colleagues in need.”

Since 2009, the industry charity has seen a whole host of inventive fundraising from its fantastic supporters during Hospitality Action Week, resulting in more than £170,000 being raised. From country pubs to boutique hotels, catering colleges to contract caterers, hospitality workers from across the country are being asked to show their commitment to the fantastic industry they work in. From race nights, cake sales and garden tours to relaxing massages, there are numerous ways to get involved. The great thing about Hospitality Action Week is that it’s simple, flexible and most importantly – fun! There are many reasons to join in – here are just a few:

  • It’s the perfect team-building exercise and a great way to boost staff morale
  • Whether you sign up for a sponsored bike ride or host a fancy dress day, anything goes!
  • It’s time to celebrate the industry we work in whilst giving something back to the hard-working staff who make it possible
  • The money raised makes a difference. Just £5 buys a retired industry worker a birthday gift and card – sometimes the only one they receive

So, why not get creative between the 12th and 18th May by supporting the charity in whichever way works for you. Whether you simply buy £5-worth of our Big Prize Draw tickets to be in with a chance of winning a trip to Madrid or raise £1,200 by getting sponsored to cycle from York to London, every penny counts.

We have a useful fundraising pack which is crammed full of ideas and suggestions. So go on, soar into action and become a hero for Hospitality Action Week!  Registering is easy. Simply email and the team will send you your fundraising pack! If you want to keep things easy, simply request a batch of Big Prize Draw tickets to sell to friends, family and colleagues and they’ll get them posted to you asap.

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