Having supported Hospitality Action as part of the legendary bean team for nearly twenty years, not to mention having recently become a Hospitality Action Ambassador, their latest fund raising initiative Hell & Back offered up the perfect opportunity for me to do my bit. Not to mention the fact that jellybean is proud to be an official sponsor, no less!

The past year has indeed been hellish for so many in hospitality and HA have done an amazing job supporting those in need. As the road to recovery lies ahead in 2021, we all look forward to things improving for the industry, but even in the best of times HA is a critical safety net, offering both financial and emotional support to those in need. So, with lavish dinners and events off the menu they’ve had (along with the rest of the industry) to pivot in order to raise funds in new and exciting ways. For those of you who aren’t that familiar with what HA do, they offer a range of services for anyone who has worked in hospitality and fallen upon hard times including grants, as well as support services including their golden friends scheme to support the elderly, family days out, care alarms and EAP services including counselling. So, you can be sure every pound raised will be put to good use.

The other good news is I’ll be joined by no less than 16 of my fellow beans in our collective effort to run, walk and cycle our way to 535 miles between us as part of the ‘It’s Bean Emotional’ jellybean team (helping HA to hit their 30,000 mile target). I will also be joined by my furry friend Whisky the dog on the walks and runs (although he is excused the Peloton cycles). So, between us we should make it metaphorically to hell and back. If you’d like to sponsor me you can visit my page here  or equally sponsor jellybean through our team page here.

Thank you! I’m off to get into training! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media for the latest updates on our progress.