Hospitality Rocks returns for fourth year of fundraising

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Chance to celebrate: Hospitality Rocks will raise money for The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action
Chance to celebrate: Hospitality Rocks will raise money for The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action

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Hospitality workers will get the chance to celebrate surviving the Christmas bustle while raising money for two industry charities this week.

Corporate hospitality company Smart Group has invited pub and bar workers to celebrate their hard work over the festive period at its Hospitality Rocks event.

The New York-themed event will raise money for The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action on Friday 10 January.

Event organisers hope to surpass previous annual fundraising totals by welcoming more than 1,500 employees and donating £5 per ticket to charity.

The event has helped to raise almost £15,000 each year previously and will soon see its fourth year at Evolution London in Battersea, south London.

There will be a red carpet for attendees of the event and entertainment all night, including dancers and a light show.

Smart Group chief executive officer Greg Lawson said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing Hospitality Rocks to Evolution London for a fourth year now. 

“The event has been such a pleasure to host over the past couple of years and we hope offers the hospitality industry a chance to meet up and enjoy themselves after working hard over the festive period.”

Worthwhile causes

He added: “It’s also been fantastic to be able to help raise awareness and show our support for The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action – two incredibly worthwhile causes that we are thrilled to help raise funds for, given our position within the hospitality industry.”

The Springboard Charity is focused on helping young people with career advice and training courses, including helping them find jobs in the hospitality sector. 

Hospitality Action provide support to former and current hospitality employees who are transitioning back into work after times of crisis.

Lawson added: “For every ticket sold we’re donating £5, and we’ll have lots of fun opportunities for fundraising during the evening.

“We will certainly be raising a glass with our staff on 10 January to thank them and the hard workers of the UK hospitality industry for all their work and look forward to what 2020 brings.”

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