UK charity Hospitality Action and tipping platform TipJar have launched a Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund to provide support to the most vulnerable in the sector in these times of crisis.
The fund is open to public donations, 100% of which go to Hospitality Action to distribute. People can donate directly to hospitality workers in need in their local area and request their own town or venue to have its own page.
James Brown, founder of TipJar and retail director at BrewDog, said: “This industry built so many of us. We wanted to do what we could to help in return, and we had access to the technology to do so.
“We have partnered with Hospitality Action and have built a platform for businesses and communities to donate funds for workers in their city, town or if they want to for raise money for staff in their specific local pub they can apply to do so.
“We were hoping the Government were going to announce something better and our project was a big waste of our time, but sadly I am not sure we got that.”
Alex Moore, chairman TipJar, added: “We are delighted to be donating 100% of the money raised to Hospitality Action.
“We would love for other organisations and industry bodies to reach out to us and work with us to raise as much money as we can and get it to those who need it most. These are our people and we need to do whatever we can to help them now.”
Donate, download a fundraising pack or apply for a grant at https://wearetipjar.com/emergency-fund.