As a Hospitality Action Ambassador, I was delighted when the bean team was up for this year’s Summer Challenge, sponsored by CH & Co. As they say, this is not our first rodeo as we have taken part in and even sponsored previous challenges for HA. This time around, we have managed to rally 13 budding beans to run, walk, swim, and cycle their way to our goal of 500 miles. Hopefully helping to reach HA’s goal of 75,000 miles and £150,000 between 9th and 19th June. Of course, it would be when we finally get a bit of sun, but with our sunscreen applied we have all been busy clocking up the miles. Whether dog walking, getting off the train a stop early, hitting the pavement for an early morning run, or dusting off the bike for a weekend ride we have ‘bean’ doing our bit!
The fact that Hospitality Action is such a great cause has definitely motivated the team, as the £150,000 target could:
- Help 1000 households with an emergency grant. To put food on the table in a time of crisis.
- Provide 13,927 Kilowatt hours of heating for a family struggling to make ends meet.
- Help 300 households with a Household Support Grant towards rising cost of food and fuel.
- Help 180 households at immediate risk of homelessness to clear arrears keeping them in their home.
With 62 teams signed up and 873 fundraisers, 25% of the fundraising target has been achieved so far thanks to 824 donors (as I write this on the 12th of June), so things are looking good. But with your help, we can hit our target and help HA hit theirs. Please do support this great cause by visiting here and donate whatever you can! And follow us on socials to see us in action @jellybeanagency #FullOfBeans