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LaunchPad Supports Hospitality Action

Natasha Bernal


The LaunchPad Recruits team is delighted to announce that we are now working with the hospitality industry’s benevolent charity, Hospitality Action.

Hospitality Action offers a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, in the hospitality industry. In 2013, the organisation spent £508,000 supporting 1,696 people in need. 77% of their applicants were under the age of 60, an 18% increase compared to 2012.

At LaunchPad, we believe that Hospitality Action’s hard work, backed by their 175 years of industry experience, is crucial to provide support to workers who need help to resolve issues that affect their personal and professional lives. Their Employee Assistance Programme, which is a proactive, totally confidential scheme, provides that much-needed help.

Hospitality Action receives no government funding and so is dependent on individuals and corporate bodies from within the industry. To support HA’s vital fundraising work, you may also like to attend one of their events across the UK, raise awareness via HA Week (12-18th May) or take part in a sporting challenge.

Here’s a list of their fundraising activities for 2014:

  • Fundraising Dinner at The Tower of London with a private tour of The Crown Jewels Thursday 10th April

Step back in time with Hospitality Action at this exclusive fundraising dinner.

  • Garden Tour of Highgrove Wednesday 23rd April

Enjoy a three course lunch at Calcot Manor followed by the opportunity to explore HRH the Prince of Wales’ beautiful gardens.

  • Hospitality Action Week 12th – 18th May

A week where we call upon the industry to join together and raise funds through an array of quick, quirky, easy and fun fundraising activities. It’s the perfect team building exercise and a great way to boost staff morale.

  • Spring Online Auction 12th – 16th May

Your chance to bid on some fantastic prizes and raise funds for Hospitality Action at the same time.

  • Cotswold Cycle Challenge Monday 26th May

A stunning “sportive” bike ride starting and finishing at Chavenage House in Tetbury and passing through some of the most spectacular and unspoiled Cotswold countryside.

  • The Great British Quiz Friday 6th June

Think you know Great Britain? Think again! This challenging night out, hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, also includes a drinks reception and a delicious three course meal with half a bottle of wine per person.

  • Fundraising Dinner at Northcote Manor Thursday 12th June

A fabulous dinner cooked by acclaimed chef Nigel Haworth.

  • The British 10K London Run Sunday 13th July

The 10K route is one of the UK’s finest and passes through the heart of historic London and many iconic sights including St. James’s Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.

  • Charity Polo Day Sunday 7th September

Guests will enjoy an outstanding three-course lunch prepared by local award-winning chefs prior to watching a thrilling game of polo.

  • York to London Cycle Challenge 12-14th September

Cycling from York to London over the period of three days and incorporating sections of the Tour de France route and of course the all-important surge up The Mall, cyclists will follow in the tyre tracks of the pros!

  • Sporting Heroes Lunch Friday 17th October

This event is taking place at the The Jumeirah Carlton Hotel. More details to follow!

For more information about Hospitality Action, please contact Camilla Woods, cwoods@hospitalityaction.org.uk, visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events

Natasha Bernal

Natasha is a journalist with an extensive technology and startup news background. She brings LaunchPad to life through words in our blog, press releases and updates. As the person that shapes our brand personality, she makes our goals and ideas reality in the online world.