Bolton-based servicing firm, NWCE Foodservice Equipment, has signed up to support sector charity, Hospitality Action.
Hospitality Action provides financial relief to alleviate poverty for people who work or have worked in UK hospitality, offering services which include counselling and advice, as well as signposting to people facing mental health challenges or dealing with illness, bereavement, debt or addiction. It also runs a successful outreach programme to keep loneliness at bay for hospitality retirees.
The charity has helped thousands of hospitality households in financial crisis due to the pandemic, providing emergency grants to keep food on the table, assisting vulnerable industry retirees access local support, and by providing mental health resources for those who have struggled during the crisis.
NWCE decided to support the cause by setting up a donation scheme with Hospitality Action. All of the money it receives from the scrap metal that is left after breaking down commercial kitchens and kitchen removals will be donated straight to the cause.
MD Ben Odling said: “I wanted to get in touch and support Hospitality Action after hearing about all the great work they do. I feel like the whole of NWCE has the same ethos and belief behind it as this amazing charity. We’re all proud to be able to do what we can, knowing that our donations are going to such a worthy cause, with many businesses forced to close and also many jobs either put at risk or lost within the hospitality sector.
“I understand this is putting the very same people we love to work with at risk. At risk of poverty, losing their homes and not being able to support their families. We sincerely hope the donations we make will help alleviate and difficulties they may face. After all we truly believe we are in this together.”
Hospitality Action’s fundraising and marketing manager Giuliana Vittiglio, said: “Hospitality Action has provided a safety net for the people who work in your favourite restaurants, pubs, hotels and cafes for over 180 years.
“Since the pandemic struck we’ve helped countless families put food on the table, pay their bills and care for their children. With tight lockdown rules in place we’re currently experiencing a surge in demand for our support. This why we’re especially grateful to NWCE for reaching out to lend a hand. With Christmas around the corner it’s important for us all to stick together and make a positive impact.”