By Angela Green, Content Manager, H&C News: Hospitality colleagues are taking on the Tough Mudder Challenge to raise money for industry charities.
A team of dynamic hospitality colleagues have come together to take part in a challenging Tough Mudder assault course to raise money for Hospitality Action and The Care Workers Charity.
The event, taking place in South London on Saturday September 24, 2022, will raise vital funds for two industry charities who have been so supportive of those working in the industry during the pandemic and continue to do so. do now.
Well-known names have joined the team, including Neel Radia, Past President of the National Association of Care Catering and Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Christopher Dean of Procurement for Care, Sophie Murray and Stuart Keown of Signature Senior Lifestyle , Emma Dean of Principle Care Homes, Oliver Stockdale of NYX London and Matt Nicholas of Cleverchefs.
Radia, who leads the team, says: “The idea came from a casual conversation between friends. We wanted to take on a challenge that took us out of our comfort zones, while supporting two charities that do so much in our industry. We are all so nervous, and practice has already started, for what will be an incredible experience.
Giuliana Vittiglio, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Hospitality Action, said: “The past few years have been incredibly difficult for UK hospitality workers and, as the cost of living crisis worsens, we continue to face strong demand for our support. We are grateful to the team for undertaking this grueling challenge in our honor, and thus raising funds for all those undertaking their own personal challenges.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, The Care Workers’ Charity has supported thousands of social workers in their most difficult times by processing 1,214 crisis grants, 3,865 covid-19 grants and over 100 funeral grants amounting to of £3,061,619.00 in support of those who support others day in and day out with little support themselves.
In addition to financial support, The Care Workers’ Charity also realized the need for emotional support and partnered with Red Umbrella who provide bespoke mental health support and trained 68 care workers/managers in first aid in mental health and provided 100 hours of mental health support/therapy with qualified therapists.
The Tough Mudder team, Hospitality Action and The Care Workers Charity would be very grateful for any support industry colleagues can provide to help raise as much money as possible. To sponsor, go here.
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