It will be soon Grab those walking shoes, tie up those laces and get ready, Walk for Wellbeing, Hospitality Action’s (HA) nationwide movement to help promote health and wellbeing within the hospitality industry, returns this Autumn.
Now in its 4th year the annual walk is a fun, flexible event all about coming together to take simple steps towards raising vital funds to support individuals and their families in the hospitality sector who are facing challenging times.
Five hosted 20km walks will take place in key cities across the UK on Sunday 8 October in London, Bath/Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow. Those who can’t make that date can ‘Walk It Your Way’ at a location of their choice any time between Saturday 30 September and Sunday 15 October, encompassing World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October. Created with flexibility in mind, these challenges allow participants to spend quality time on a long or short walk with family, friends, colleagues and pets while helping raise awareness and critical funds for our vital work to support those challenged in the hospitality industry.
Speaking on the event’s announcement, Craig Prentice, Patron of Hospitality Action and Walk for Wellbeing creator said:
“With times becoming tougher for so many of us, it’s crucial we all take responsibility and do whatever we can to look after ourselves and each other.
Walk for Wellbeing is a perfect opportunity for the hospitality community to come together to do just that, whilst supporting Hospitality Action and their vital work.”
Over 100 individuals and businesses have already registered to make a difference, including international hospitality company, Lore Group.
Speaking about their involvement this year, Simon Tetley, Head of Talent at LORE Group said:
“Walk for Wellbeing brings the industry together to raise both awareness and funds for Hospitality Action, who provide such amazing support to those that are going through challenging times.
“Hospitality thrives through the people who work in it, and so Lore Group are delighted to be taking part in Walk for Wellbeing to support Hospitality Action.”
HA says its key priority in 2023/24 is to provide essential support, relief and security to those experiencing times of crisis, and the money raised through Walk for Wellbeing will help those in a variety of life changing ways, including:
– Support the 1 in 2 people with mental health issues that contact Hospitality Action for support.
– Deliver in-person and phone counselling sessions.
– Provide emergency grants to put food on the table.
– Ease the pressure of rising food and fuel costs for those households forced to choose between heating and eating.
– Clear arrears for households at immediate risk of homelessness, providing essential relief, security and ultimately improved wellbeing.