Help us in supporting hospitality charities

The hospitality industry thrives on the simple joys of bringing people together and creating memorable experiences. But there is so much more that makes our industry special. We are customer-centric; we foster cultural exchange; we build relationships with our guests; we are continually creative and innovative, and we provide over 2.5 million jobs in the UK.

In recent times, we are becoming ever more resilient, and it is because of our support for one another that we continue to thrive.  

Two remarkable charities: Only A Pavement Away and The Licensed Trade Charity are the backbone of the industry’s resilience. Supporting them, however possible, will make a big difference. 

That’s why S4labour’s very own, Richard Hartley, is embarking on a remarkable journey through Kenya to raise funds for these vital organisations with Pedalling for Pubs.  

Only A Pavement Away 

Only A Pavement Away recognises the hidden potential within the homeless community and those with criminal convictions. Founded by Greg Mangham, a hospitality industry veteran, they aim to bridge the gap between marginalised individuals and employment opportunities within the hospitality sector. Their mission is to provide a path to a brighter future for those facing adversity while simultaneously addressing the staffing shortages faced by the industry. 

Greg Mangham, CEO of Only a Pavement Away: 

“I would never have imagined that when I first met Richard many moons ago that he would end up cycling in faraway lands to raise money for Only A Pavement Away. For those of you that know Richard, you won’t be surprised that he has taken on this challenge yet again. It would be great to give Richard as much support as possible. A great guy working in a great industry, supporting a great cause.” 

The Licensed Trade Charity 

The Licensed Trade Charity has been a devoted supporter of individuals working in the licensed trade for over two centuries. This charity offers financial assistance, emotional support, and practical guidance to employees and their families in times of crisis. From helping someone navigate through financial difficulties to providing mental health support, this charity embodies the spirit of supporting one another.

Paula Smith, Head of Marketing, Licensed Trade Charity 

“We are so grateful to Richard for taking part in Pedalling for Pubs for the third time in 2024.  The Licensed Trade Charity has seen enormous growth in calls to our 24/7 helpline where licensed trade people can talk to someone for practical advice, emotional support and to apply for financial grants. We are currently seeing ten times the calls we were five years ago.  By taking part in Pedalling for Pubs Richard is supporting the LTC with valuable funds that ensure we can continue to support licensed hospitality people financially, support that is needed now more than ever as we continue to manage the high cost of living.  His involvement in the ride also raises awareness of the that helps us reach more people who would benefit from our support. We wish Richard the very best of luck in Kenya and send him our heartfelt thanks for his continued support.”  

Pedalling for Pubs 

Richard Hartley, our Chief Growth Officer, is embarking on a remarkable journey across Kenya in aid of Pedalling for Pubs 2024. It’s Richard’s third time behind the handlebar raising funds for Only a Pavement Away and The Licensed Trade Charity. 

As he pedals through the stunning landscapes of Kenya, he’s raising awareness and funds that will directly support the industry. 

Donate to help both charities continue their invaluable work:   

Spread the word: Share this blog and Richard’s journey on your social media platforms, encouraging others to join the cause. By spreading the word, you can help these charities reach more people in need. 

Volunteer: If you have time and skills to offer, consider volunteering with these charities. Your expertise and passion can make a significant difference in the lives of those they support. (charity contact info) 

It’s our turn to come together and support the industry we know and love. 

By donating, sharing, and getting involved, you can be a part of this extraordinary journey and help ensure that the hospitality sector continues to thrive, one pedal stroke at a time.  

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