Hospitality Action Week Starts This Monday!

This Monday will see charity Hospitality Action celebrate its fifth Hospitality Action Week, as preparations ramp up for what looks set to be the busiest annual fundraising week yet.

Taking place from May 13th-19th, the entire industry is asked to join together and raise funds for Hospitality Action through a range of quick, easy and fun fundraising activities. The money raised over the seven days will go towards helping some of the most vulnerable members of the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Action is calling for all industry sectors to take part in fundraising during the week. From country pubs to boutique hotels, catering colleges to contract caterers, hospitality workers from across the country are being asked to show their commitment to the fantastic industry they work in. From race nights, cake sales and garden tours to relaxing massages, there are numerous ways to get involved The great thing about Hospitality Action Week is that it’s simple, flexible and most importantly – fun! There are many reasons to join in – here are just a few:

1.         It’s the perfect team building exercise and a great way to boost staff morale.

2.         Whether you sign up for a sponsored bike ride or host a fancy dress day, anything goes!

3.         It’s a time to celebrate the industry we work in whilst giving something back.

4.         The money raised makes a difference. Just £5 buys a retired industry worker a birthday gift and card – sometimes the only one they receive.

5.         The best fundraising picture/video sent into the charity will win two free tickets to a Hospitality Action event of your choice!

Hospitality Action CEO Penny Moore says: “The past four HA Weeks have been jammed packed with supporters across the country doing their bit for the charity. From managing directors to college students, everyone has gone that extra mile and this year we really want to build on the momentum. Please do plan to carry out some fundraising for us this May. Whether you raise £5 by collecting your loose change for the week or £5,000 by getting sponsored to cycle to Paris, your contribution really will make an enormous difference to those in need.

“This is an exciting time for Hospitality Action as we unveil our bold new look and website, and we are delighted that it coincides with planning for our most important week of the year.”

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To take part please contact the fundraising team on 020 3004 5504 or by email to: To view some of the messages of support the charity received last year please click on the HA Week video:

Looking for a quick and easy way to show your support? Simply text 70070 with the code HAWK13 £5, to donate £5 to HA Week.

And for further details on Hospitality Action’s London to Paris Cycle Challenge this autumn, please visit