If you work in the wonderful hospitality industry in the UK, or used to, Hospitality Action is there for you.
Established in 1837 Hospitality Action is a safety net for current and former employees, helping those who find themselves in crisis, whether suffering a life altering illness, experiencing poverty, bereavement or domestic violence. It also offers an active support network for employees after they retire from their busy work lives and experience loneliness.
It also runs a special educational programme for hospitality students on the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse.
Wivenhoe House’s general manager Oliver Brown is a great supporter of Hospitality Action. Every year he digs out his apron and grabs a tray to help out at the prestigious Back to the Floor event in London, which this year raised an amazing £130,000 for this cause.
Oliver said: “I’ve been working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years and I have huge respect for the fantastic work of Hospitality Action. Social Sunday at Wivenhoe House is a wonderful opportunity to support their fund raising by coming along and enjoying some fun and games in our gardens. I look forward to seeing you there.”
The current patron of Hospitality Action is former rugby international Phil Vickery who is a past winner of Celebrity Masterchef. This autumn, he’ll be joining hospitality leaders on a 40 mile cycle ride around the Cotswolds to raise funds for Hospitality Action.