Claire Doughty, Olleco North East Sales Manager, volunteered at a Golden Friends lunch in Washington for Hospitality Action, Olleco’s chosen charity this month.
The Golden Friends lunches provide an opportunity for retirees from the industry to meet up with old friends or make new ones as many are lonely or isolated.
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. Of the 2,037 people Hospitality Action helped in 2016, 84% were under the age of 60, 37% experienced a life changing illness and 30% were living in poverty.
For the last five years Olleco has been making a donation to the industry’s charity every time we sell cooking oil and collect the waste from our customers and to date, we have donated nearly £80K.
Continuing our commitment, employees from various locations across the UK will be volunteering their time later in the year.