Care colleagues to take on Tough Mudder fundraiser
Colleagues from the care and hospitality sectors will come together for a Tough Mudder fundraiser.
Colleagues from across the care and hospitality sectors are coming together to raise vital funds for two industry charities.
The team will take part in a challenging Tough Mudder assault course to raise money for Hospitality Action and The Care Workers' Charity. The event, which takes place in South London on Saturday 24th September, will include well-known names from the care sector including Neel Radia, immediate past chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) and Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Christopher Dean, from Procurement for Care, Sophie Murray and Stuart Keown, from Signature Senior Lifestyle, Emma Dean, from Principle Care Homes, Oliver Stockdale, from NYX London, and Matt Nicholas, from Cleverchefs.
Neel Radia, who is leading the team, says: “The idea came from a harmless conversation between friends. We wanted to do a challenge that took us out of our comfort zones, while supporting two charities that do so much in our industry. We are all so nervous, and training has already started for what will be an incredible experience."
Giuliana Vittiglio, head of fundraising and marketing at Hospitality Action, says: “The past few years have been incredibly tough for UK hospitality workers and as the cost-of-living crisis worsens we continue to experience a high demand for our support. We are grateful to the team for undertaking this gruelling challenge in our honour, and in turn raising funds for all those undertaking their own personal challenges."
Throughout 2020 and 2021, The Care Workers' Charity supported thousands of care workers through the toughest of times, processing 1,214 crisis grants, 3,865 Covid-19 grants and over 100 funeral grants amounting to over £3m in support. On top of the financial support, The Care Workers' Charity realised the need for emotional support and joined forces with Red Umbrella, which provides bespoke mental health support and have put 68 care workers/managers through Mental Health First Aid training and provided 100 hours of mental health support/therapy with qualified therapists.
The Tough Mudder team, Hospitality Action and The Care Workers' Charity would be very grateful for any support industry colleagues can give to help raise as much money as possible. To sponsor please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/toughmudder2022