Hospitality appeal for Ukraine

Hospitality operators across the UK are desperate to help the people of Ukraine who are suffering hugely from lack of shelter, safety, water and food. As a result, Alan Lorrimer and Tristan Moffat, founder and operations director of live music venues The Piano Works, are calling on their fellow operators nationwide to join a campaign to help the beleaguered people of Ukraine.

The UK’s Hospitality Ukraine Appeal hopes to unite UK operators to do what they do best – caring for people – but this time outside of their own four walls 1,300 miles away. The proposal requests that operators offer their dining guests the option to donate a discretionary £1 per person. The Piano Works will also go one step further and match its own guests’ donations with an equal £1 per cover.

E-mail [email protected] to sign up and receive a joining form and a welcome pack. All proceeds will go directly to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

In addition to this campaign, The Piano Works is keen to offer job vacancies, subject to government guidelines and their right to work, not only to people resettling in London from the Ukraine, but also from other war-torn areas such as Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria. 

A spokesperson said: “With the current staff shortages that hospitality faces, this is an opportunity for refugees to rebuild their broken lives and look forward to their future. It will also enable our sector to recruit much-needed staff and fill the shortage gaps across the entire sector.”

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