Hospitality Action Nominated as St Ermin’s Hotel Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Hospitality Action has been chosen as St Ermin’s Hotel's charity of the year.

Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry. Sometimes all it takes is a very small change in circumstances to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into an unmanageable one. An extended illness such as cancer can lead to a drop in pay; other circumstances, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement or redundancy, can also put a strain on the household budget. Whether it's a chef, chambermaid or barperson in need of help, Hospitality Action will endeavour to support them, whatever their difficulty.

The charity strives to keep their support relevant to the industry and so, in addition to their long-running grants programme, they offer help via an Employee Assistance Programme and alcohol and drug seminars. Hospitality Action also runs a popular befriending scheme for industry retirees.

Hospitality Action receive no government funding and so are dependent on individuals and corporate bodies from within the industry. The team at St. Ermin's both recognise and appreciate Hospitality Action's great work, it is after all a cause that is close to home, and will offer their support throughout the year.  Our Staff Social Committee will be providing fundraising opportunities, encouraging staff to get involved and in doing so raise funds for a cause that any one of them may need to seek help from in the future.

Douglas McHugh, General Manager, comments: “At St Ermin’s Hotel we are really proud to be able to support the work of Hospitality Action. As our recognized industry charity, our employees are very motivated to be helping to raise awareness and funds and we hope to contribute greatly over the next year and make a real difference to those who have fallen on hard times. As a mark of our commitment to the charity, we will be matching funds raised by our colleagues, pound for pound.”


if you are interested in finding out more about Hospitality Action visit  www.hospitalityaction.org.uk
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