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.
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.