​Our partnership with Hospitality Action

​We have donated over £100,000! 

In 2013, we partnered up with Hospitality Action the industry’s first and foremost charity. We promised to make a donation to them for every time we sold cooking oil and made a collection. Since then, our donations have added up to a staggering £100,000.

The funds raised are being used by Hospitality Action to transform the lives of our friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry who experience challenges and find themselves in need. These can range from homelessness and addiction to domestic abuse and life changing illness.

Our customers can take pride in the fact that by using us they helped over 540 families including Simon Holwell’s. Simon worked for Maison Blanc as a pastry chef until he was paralysed by a spinal infection. When he desperately needed a lightweight wheelchair, Hospitality Action were able to step in and give Simon the freedom, as he puts it, “to start leading a normal life again.” You can hear Simon’s story in this video.

So far we have raised a staggering 

But with your help we can donate more.

Olleco cheque handover to Hospitality Action

Pictured above (from left to right): Mark Lewis – CE, Hospitality Action, Simon Holwell - Hospitality Action beneficiary, and Robert Behan – CEO, Olleco.

£100K HA infographic

You can also read more about the invaluable support Hospitality Action has been able to give with our donations by reading our news post. 

read news post

You can also read the press release covering our £100,000 donation event.

read press release

Extending our ethos of care

Help us, help Hospitality Action. Every time we sell cooking oil and make a collection from our customers we make a donation to the industry’s charity.

We chose to partner with Hospitality Action as they are a charity dedicated to supporting those in the hospitality sector. We felt there was no better cause to support as this sector is core to our business.​

Who are Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action has been established since 1837 and offers vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in need. In 2018 Hospitality Action spent £902,305 supporting 4,330 people in need. Of this £722,402 was spent on grants, our Golden Friends Scheme, Family Days Out and care alarms. A further £179,903 was spent on our EAP services including counselling.

What do they do?

Hospitality Action supports people…

  • Suffering from life altering illnesses
  • Experiencing poverty, bereavement and domestic violence
  • Retired from the industry who may be isolated

During 2018

  • Over 130,000 employees from 230 companies were able to access expert help, support and assistance 24/7 365 days a year via the Employee Assistance Programme
  • 85% of those helped were below the age of 60
  • They had over 1,500 Golden Friends

To find out more visit: Hospitality Action's website

Hospitality Action promo flyer

How you can help us?

Our customers don’t have to do anything more than what they are already doing, other than continuing to buy their cooking oil from us and ensure we collect all of organic waste they produce. This means preventing it from being stolen and making sure they recycle everything through our legal collection service.


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