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Wellbeing matters, more than ever. Let’s work together to make things better!

This October, people of hospitality are invited to Walk for Calm, to support and raise funds for Hospitality Action and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Will you join us?

Walk for Calm is a fun, flexible event powered by mum, in partnership with Caterer.com, UKHospitality, The Caterer, Umbrella Training, Healthy Hospo, Tonic Talent and Sixty Eight People.

”It’s incredibly important we acknowledge the importance of looking after our own mental health, whilst supporting others at every opportunity. Walk for Calm brings our industry together to support Hospitality Action and CALM and the terrific work they do – please get involved, support and donate if you can.” – Craig Prentice, Founder of mum.

What is Walk for Calm?

This is an event where you get active and get sponsored to make a difference – but with Walk for Calm you to do it your way! All ages, abilities and imaginations are welcome, just pick a distance from 5km to 20km and then run, walk, wheel, relay, skip, skate, pogo or even cartwheel your way through, whilst raising cash to support those struggling with mental health and wellbeing.

Why not share your videos and pictures and tag #walkforcalm to spread the joy and the Walk for Calm word!

When is Walk for Calm?

There’s a special focus on the 24th October, but we’ve expanded the event to run 17th to 31st October to allow as many people as possible to get involved in this hospitality community event. You can go all out, or do a little bit every day!

Where is Walk for Calm?

Wherever you are! Just make sure you’ve read the most up-to-date government advice on social distancing and stay safe.

Visit gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.

What will your fundraising achieve?

CALM and Hospitality Action work tirelessly to alleviate the challenges and barriers to people’s wellbeing. Here’s what you fundraising will help them achieve:

 For Hospitality Action…

  • £25 pays for an hour of telephone support. Providing a listening ear for those struggling with the impact of COVID-19.
  • £250 provides an emergency grant to cover essential costs like utilities and food following redundancy.
  • £100 pays for new interview clothes and shoes to help hospitality people get back to work following redundancy.

For CALM…

  • £8 pays for a lifesaving call on the CALM Helpline. So, £80 pays for 10 calls and £800 pays for …well you get the idea!
  • £5,500 pays for around a month of Helpline support.

What matters most is that every pound you raise will help the wellbeing and mental health of people in the industry, and across the UK.

“Mental health isn’t a destination but rather a journey. These past few months have been trying for us all but especially those working in hospitality. By taking part in Walk for Calm you’ll be keeping active and engaged, taking care of your own mental health as you take care of others.”   –  Mark Lewis, CEO of Hospitality Action.

How do I get involved with Walk for Calm?

Sign up on JustGiving and join the Walk for Calm team HERE

You can choose to raise funds for Hospitality Action or CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) or you can create a fundraising page for each.

Got any questions?

Download the Walk for Calm FAQs here or email craig@workwithmum.com to find out more.