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Winter Warmth Campaign

Winter Warmth Campaign

OAPA Event WINTER WARMTH CAMPAIGN 2019 01 - 30 NOVEMBER 2019Winter adds to the horrors of having to sleep rough. A simple gesture can help to make things a little better. The donation of a coat, a blanket and/or a sleeping bag can help keep someone warm this winter....

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Pedalling For Pubs – Jordan 2020

Pedalling For Pubs – Jordan 2020

PARTNER EVENT PEDALLING FOR PUBS 2020 FUNDRAISING CYCLE JORDAN 2020 Pedalling For Pubs 2020: Jordan is a challenge like no other. Riders battle the heat and rocky conditions to ride 335km across the country with participants tasked at riding an average of 90km per day...

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Tough Mudder 2019

Tough Mudder 2019

Partner EventAPPETITE 4 RECRUITMENT 2019 TOUGH MUDDER EVENT TOUGH MUDDER FOR OAPA Appetite do it again for OAPA  on 21 September 2019!30 contestants in 4 teams competing and getting muddy for a fun challenge while raising awareness and sponsorship for the amazing,...

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Pedalling For Pubs 2020

Pedalling For Pubs 2020

Getting Behind The Bar with Pedalling for Pubs Pedalling for Pubs is a charity bike ride with hospitality at its heart. Created in recognition and support of disadvantaged people from around the pub, brewery and wider hospitality sectors, 26 high profile...

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Caterer.com talks about recruitment and OAPA

Caterer.com talks about recruitment and OAPA

Listen to Caterer.com talking with Greg (Only A Pavement Away), Janine (The Ivy Collection) and Dulal (Crisis) around employment of vulnerable groups; the homeless, ex-offenders and veterans. In the current recruitment climate, what are the benefits for the UK...

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Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

 Only A Pavement Away made an impact on Manchester recently when a group of 80 volunteers from Thaikhun, Gaucho, The Ivy, Malmaison and Casual Dining Group handed out 1400 reusable flasks on the streets of Manchester.  Home Sweet Home, BrewDog, and Sandinista helped...

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Fill A Flask Event A Huge Success

Fill A Flask Event A Huge Success

The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign has been a huge success! The campaign involved distributing reusable flasks of chilled water to rough sleepers to help them stay hydrated, whilst sparing the use of thousands of plastic water bottles this summer. Many volunteers from...

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Swanbourne Music Festival Fundraiser

Swanbourne Music Festival Fundraiser

Partner Event SWANBOURNE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 FUNDRAISING SWANBOURNE MUSIC FESTIVAL Swanbourne Music Festival returns to the Buckinghamshire countryside on Sunday 25 August 2019, and has announced that their headliners will be The Zutons. FUNDRAISING QR CODE To join...

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Fill A Flask Campaign

Fill A Flask Campaign

Fundraising Event FILL A FLASK 2019 CAMPAIGN FILL A FLASK The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign is designed to distribute 6000 thermal flasks, one to each person sleeping rough. The distribution timeframe is specifically targeted for the beginning of summer, a time when many...

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Disability Confident Committed

Disability Confident Committed

Disability Confident CommittedOnly A Pavement Away has signed up to become more Disability Confident.Through Disability Confident, we are working with employers to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil...

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Swanbourne Music Festival

Swanbourne Music Festival

Swanbourne Music Festival returns to the Buckinghamshire countryside on Sunday 25 August 2019, and has announced that their headliners will be The Zutons.  facebooktwitterlinkedininstagram

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Partner Event RED MIST LEISURE 2019 CHARITY CHALLENGE JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE This year’s challenge on the 5th and 6th July 2019 will be to complete 100km of the Jurassic Coast in two days. 100KM IN 2 DAYS READY FOR THE CHALLENGE? DATE: 5 & 6 JULY 2019 Starting...

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The Benefits of Employing Ex-Offenders – Case Study

The Benefits of Employing Ex-Offenders – Case Study

Over 300 business around the UK are already employing ex-offenders, but why should you consider employing an ex-offender? What are the benefits? Statistics show that if ex-offenders are able to secure employment on release, the chance of re-offending decreases. This...

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Young’s Scotch Egg Challenge Assists OAPA

Young’s Scotch Egg Challenge Assists OAPA

The fiercely fought, Scotch Egg Challenge organised by Young's is a much-valued opportunity for chefs and their teams from pubs and restaurants all around the country to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration. This year, Ali Borer from Smoking Goat...

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Cleansheet House of Lords Events

Cleansheet House of Lords Events

At a recent Hour of Lords event held by Cleansheet who helps ex offenders find jobs. I met with Prisons Minister Rory Stewart and Lord George Vestey, High Sheriff of Suffolk.

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A Step In The Right Direction

A Step In The Right Direction

With Brexit threatening to worsen the already difficult process of finding staff, some operators are looking to alternative resource pools. Georgi Gyton spoke to businesses using hospitality charity Only A Pavement Away about how the process works and the...

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Accept Cards Press Release

Accept Cards Press Release

“More great news for OAPA, AcceptCards are to support the OAPA programme with an initiative where AcceptCards provide a free card payments review for all businesses in the leisure sector, which means with 100% of the cost savings and benefits retained by...

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OAPA Launch A Huge Success

OAPA Launch A Huge Success

WE LAUNCHED!! OAPA was established to help those on the streets, or people who are 'sofa surfing’ find employment by creating an effective conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and organisations supporting the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service...

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