People We've Helped: South

Mark West, Night Manager

When Mark’s mum passed away from lung disease the last thing he wanted to think about was how he was going to pay for...

Rebekah Bate, Waitress

Single parent Rebekah and her three year old daughter Adelaide became homeless when their landlady got into financial difficulties and suddenly had to sell...

Mitchell Collier, Guest Relations Manager

When Mitchell Collier, Guest Relations Manager at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, turned to Hospitality Action for support we couldn’t say no. In Mitchell’s words:  “From...

Eileen Stone, Catering Manager

Kind-hearted Eileen has worked in the kitchens of a care home for over eighteen years. Used to looking after others and having taken only...

Kate McDougal, Bournemouth

Darryl worked as a doorman across various clubs and bars across Bournemouth for thirty years. Hugely popular Darryl was a passionate music fan and...

Stephen Laity, Chef

Stephen worked in hospitality for many years, yet the long hours and stress led to a serious alcohol addiction. Stephen says: “I have always...

Maria Sarafianou, Catering Assistant

Hard-working and resourceful Maria held down two part-time jobs in hospitality, she was a catering assistant in a school and a kitchen assistant in...

Sadie Hill, Catering Assistant

Separated from her partner, Sadie was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour. Sadie underwent surgery to remove the tumour followed by a further operation...

Doreen Williams, School Cook

For over fifteen years Doreen worked as a school cook. When Doreen was diagnosed with vulvar cancer she turned to Hospitality Action for support....

Ann Prout, Housekeeping Manager

After 16 successful years as a Housekeeping Manager Ann began to suffer with persistent physical and mental fatigue. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and...

Amy Buller, Bar Supervisor

Amy is 35 years old and has worked in pubs for most of her adult life. A cheerful and positive person, when Amy was...

Kathy Diamond, Waitress

8,475 new cases of womb cancer are diagnosed each year. When Kathy, a busy waitress, was diagnosed with the disease her whole life was...
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