This year’s Walk For Wellbeing in aid of Hospitality Action will take place between 8th – 16th October, taking in World Mental Health Day on 10th October.
Walk For Wellbeing is a fun, flexible event all about taking simple steps to promote wellbeing. Participants can treat each walk like a journey, as they spend time in the fresh air, moving and utilising their time to reflect and energise.
The funds raised will be donated to industry charity Hospitality Action who support all those who work, or have worked, in the UK hospitality sector. Already this autumn Hospitality Action have experienced a 30% increase in applications for financial support while more than 50% of applicants are presenting with household arrears such as rent or utilities placing many at risk of homelessness. Meanwhile 35% of beneficiaries are directly referencing mental health issues in their application, often reporting that this is exacerbated by financial problems.
To support Hospitality Action’s work the nation is invited to put on their walking shoes and join a ‘take part any time’ challenge between October 8th – 16th, encompassing World Mental Health Day 2022 on Monday October 10th.
Four hosted Walk For Wellbeing 20km events will take place in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, on Sunday 16 October.
The Birmingham route, hosted by local hospitality recruitment agency, Tonic Talent begins and ends in Digbeth, the city’s creative quarter. All walkers will be treated to beer and pizza at Crazy Pedro’s upon finishing.
The event is accessible to all ages and abilities, regardless of fitness level. Walk For Wellbeing aims to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Participants are able to have fun whilst bringing awareness to an important issue. So far, over 250 individuals and 80 teams including Z Hotels, The Ivy Collection, Shangri-La The Shard and TGI Fridays have signed up and raised over £45,000.
Founder of hospitality talent partner, mum and Walk For Wellbeing, Craig Prentice, said: “Our industry is facing an incredibly challenging few months ahead. With an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many businesses are set to struggle to keep their doors open and in turn many people will find themselves at crisis point. Hospitality is however renowned for coming together to support those who need it the most, which is why today, on World Mental Health Day, we invite everyone to get involved and support Walk For Wellbeing. It’s about people doing what they can – walking the walk, donating what they are able to or sharing the event and message. Great things happen when good people come together.”
Walk For Wellbeing is powered by UK hospitality talent partner, mum, in partnership with Caterer.com, Davidson Asset Management (DAM) and The Caterer. The campaign is also supported by Sean Wheeler Consulting Limited, Lexington Catering, Tonic Talent, The Manchester Hoteliers Association and The Relationship.
It’s not too late to sign up as an individual or part of a team or to make a donation, no matter how large or small. Lean more at: www.walkforwellbeing.org