Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund launches

Many UK Hospitality Workers will lose their zero-hour contracts during this crisis meaning they will struggle to pay rent, bills, feed themselves or their families.

Therefore, a new initiative has been announced by Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund launched by TiPJAR and Hospitality Action, to provide support to those who work in the hospitality sector during this challenging time.

People can donate directly to hospitality workers in need in their local city, and 100% of the donations are going to Hospitality Action to distribute.

Fundraise Packs are available to download to let people raise awareness for their cities.

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 of 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.”

People can request their own town to be have their own page or request a donation page to be set up for their specific pub whereby which we donate the proceeds to the pubs staff directly.