People We've Helped: North

The Smail family, hospitality employees

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK – 84 take their own lives every week.* Devastatingly Mary could...

Andrew Jewitt, Catering Assistant

Andrew works as a catering assistant in his local hospital. All was well until Andrew’s partner Jade fell poorly. In Andrew’s words: “My partner...

Daniel Hey, Chef

Former chef Daniel was diagnosed with cancer in his early thirties. Father to three young children Daniel underwent surgery but, less than a year...

Vikki Taylor, Waitress

Kind and caring Vikki has worked in hospitality since she left college. Experienced in pub and bar work Vikki took on the role as...

Barry Petrie, Chef

Barry was a chef in the RAF for ten years but since leaving this role he has found it difficult to find a new...

Gillian McQueen Kendrick, Pub Manager

Gillian has worked in pubs from the age of eighteen. A popular landlady for a decade, when Gillian was diagnosed with cancer her world...

Martin Black, Training Assessor

Martin has worked in hospitality since he was 14 years old, from kitchen assistant to head chef Martin is currently a training assessor, giving...

Michelle Kaplan, Catering Assistant

Michelle worked in catering for 18 years before she was diagnosed with lymphoma, following a bowel resection. Currently undergoing a second cycle of chemotherapy,...

Dave Hartley, Chef

Dave has worked in pubs and restaurants for nearly 40 years. Working his way up from waiter to owner of a small restaurant, the...

Janet Halliwell, Housekeeper

When Janet turned to Hospitality Action for support we couldn’t say no. In Janet’s words: “I’m asking for help to set up a home...

Derek Chapman, Chef

Derek worked in catering for 20 years, from head chef to business owner. However a diagnosis relating to ADD and borderline Asperger’s Syndrome forced...

Raymond Freestone, General Manager

Raymond worked in hospitality, in both the UK and Africa, for over thirty years. He was a popular General Manager, much loved by his...
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