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Hospitality Against Homelessness

Hospitality Against Homelessness

Why we need your help

We are thrilled that Tom Aikens, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational chefs, has teamed up with Only A Pavement Away by creating a fun challenge to help raise funds in support of our Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign.  

Tom Aikens invites you to take part in The Charity Cookery Challenge!

COOK a meal in 5 minutes


NOMINATE 5 friends and pass on the challenge

SHARE your pics/videos with us on social media

Only A Pavement Away supports homeless people, ex-offenders and vulnerable veterans into jobs in hospitality. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis we immediately set up a fund to help bridge the 20% furlough pay gap for any member requiring it as well as offering to support any member facing financial hardship, to help pay rent and living expenses.  We are committed (funds allowing) to continuing to provide this support until the re-opening of the hospitality industry sector.  

However, after also seeing a steep rise in enquiries asking the charity to help with providing meals to homeless people across London, and a recent shocking report by The Guardian showing a surge in numbers of hospitality workers forced onto the streets due to job losses, we have set up the Hospitality Against Homeless Campaign. The Campaign aims to bring together the hospitality industry in a focused effort and provide immediate support to our fellow hospitality industry colleagues in crisis with meals, kitchen facilities/equipment and accommodation.

All money raised will go towards supporting both members and non-members of Only A Pavement Away to help them out of destitution following the COVID-19 crisis, and get them back into roles within the hospitality industry.

We are thrilled to have the support of Tom and thank him for helping us raise awareness and funding in support of the Hospitality Against Homeless Campaign and urge everyone who can, to get involved!


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Dec 26, 2020

Nathan Snoddon

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Aug 17, 2020

Paul James from Hospitality Jobs UK

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 25, 2020

Hope Cameron-Webb

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 21, 2020


Amazing concept for an amazing charity which deserves all the support and backing! I hope people recognise the importance of this cause. Great job! Love from Roo at @pompomcooks :)

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 16, 2020

Lee smith


Jul 12, 2020

Chris wheeler

Video done Great Charity Good luck everyone

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 09, 2020

Nicole Theofylaktidou


Jul 09, 2020


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2020

Martyn Nail

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2020

Aaron McLaughlin

Sous chef at the honourable society of Lincoln?s inn This is an amazing challenge one close to my heart as my brother was left homeless after he left the army. Thank you for all the great effort chefs

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

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