The pandemic has brought the hospitality industry to its knees. By supporting your favourite local place on National Hospitality Day you’ll be helping a struggling business back on its feet. You’ll also be supporting a coalition of the main industry charities who support those hardest hit by the events of the last 18 months.
All monies generated by National Hospitality Day will be divided between four participating charities: the Drinks Trust, Hospitality Action, the Licensed Trade Charity and Springboard. Together, they offer lifelines to the people and businesses behind UK hospitality.
THE DRINKS TRUST
The Drinks Trust is the UK drinks industry organisation. Since 1886, The Drinks Trust has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. Today we provide vocational, practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry.
Providing financial relief to alleviate poverty for people who work or have worked in UK hospitality. We’re here for the chefs, waiters, housekeepers and managers. We’re here for the concierges, receptionists and kitchen porters. And we’re here for every sommelier, bartender, catering assistant and cook across the UK. We offer counselling, advice and signposting to people facing mental health challenges or dealing with illness, bereavement, debt or addiction. We also run an outreach programme to keep loneliness at bay for hospitality retirees.
LICENSED TRADE CHARITY
The Licensed Trade Charity has provided comprehensive support for licensed drinks trade people for over 200 years. Its help covers a range of problems and includes grants and money advice, expert housing assistance, mental health support including free counselling sessions, assistance with health issues and education and retraining.
Springboard’s mission is to futureproof the talent pipeline for hospitality and tourism. We do this by promoting the industry to the next generation, attracting talent into it, giving young people the skills to launch their career through our employability training programmes and helping people secure their first job.