THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR HOSPITALITY ACTION WEEK 2011

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Hospitality workers from across the industry and around the country are gearing up for a week-long fundraising festival in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action. The money raised over the seven days will go a long way towards helping hospitality workers and their families in times of need.

 The first two Hospitality Action Week's raised a whopping £120,000 through an array of fun and adventures. Themed lunches, skydives, doughnut eating competitions and even a sponsored team meeting held at the top of Scafell Pike helped to reach this figure. This year the charity is campaigning to get every hospitality worker to raise a minimum of £5.  HA CEO Penny Moore explained: "We've deliberately set a modest target so that more people will feel able to meet the challenge.  Five pounds doesn't sound a lot, but multiply it by 25,000 participants and we'd easily top last year's achievement."

 One easy way to help raise money is to enter the HA Big Prize Draw. Books of tickets are just £5 with first prize a fabulous trip to Dubai!  Simply visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/donate to buy tickets.  Alternatively you could take part on the May 15th Super Hero 5k in London's Regents Park. Registration is just £20 with each runner asked to raise just £100 sponsorship. You can bring your own superhero costume with you or collect one for free on the day! To register click here: www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events How your money helps: £5 buys one of our Family Members a birthday gift and card, sometimes the only one they receive £40 means we can send a Family Member a Christmas parcel so they can enjoy the festivities £100 covers a month of heating for a beneficiary suffering from a life threatening illness £500 buys essential kitchen items for someone who has been re-housed after being homeless £1,000 will help towards the cost of an unexpected funeral £2,500 buys a mobility scooter for a disabled beneficiary, giving them back their independence In 2010 Hospitality Action helped 1,497 industry members who found themselves in crisis. Whether they were suffering from illness, addiction, poverty, bereavement or domestic violence the charity lent its support. So don't delay, visit the HA Week website right now to register your support and for even more fundraising ideas: www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/haweek The charity is also giving away four free tickets to the October HA Ball for the best HA Week fundraising photograph providing you with yet another great reason to support your industry charity.
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Editor 9th March 2011

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR HOSPITALITY ACTION WEEK 2011