This is a shorter special edition of the podcast looking at how some humans in the hospitality sector are coping with changes as a result of the coronavirus.
Hospitality Action are a charity established in 1837 that has since offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK.
They are there for the chefs, waiters, housekeepers, managers, concierges, receptionists, kitchen porters, sommeliers, bartenders, catering assistants and cooks across the UK.
They also launched an emergency appeal just after Boris Johnson’s announcement in mid March asking the public to stop visiting restaurants, bars and cafes across the country. As hundreds of thousands of incredible hospitality professionals started to be laid off, it was clear that perhaps more than ever, the charity was going to be in demand.
Raising over £250,000 in less than two weeks they have been inundated for help. Mark Lewis chats about how they are responding and how the public or larger companies can donate.