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Friends of Springboard

Would you like to become a Friend of Springboard? Friends of Springboard is a way for those who have achieved success in their own careers to personally give back to those who need it most, in the form of an annual or monthly donation to The Springboard Charity. Just £25 a month - or a one-off annual donation of £200 - will make you a member of Friends of Springboard, which helps us continue the vital work in helping those with barriers to employment. Click here to pledge your support.

Joe Hurrell min

Your donation will help someone like Joe...

Due to immense personal difficulties, Joe had found it difficult to find work. After 18 months of searching, he discovered The Springboard Charity, who offered him the support, guidance and education he needed to start his career. 

“I knew I needed to sort myself out – but there was no help or support for me. I was so excited to find out about the support Springboard provides, through the Hospitality Futures programme”, said Joe. 

Although the programme teaches the learners the practical skills and knowledge they need to excel in hospitality, Joe believes that Hospitality Futures provides more than that. “I learned to be confident and to believe in myself. Customer service is really important in hospitality, as is a positive personality – which, thanks to this training, I was able to fully understand and develop.”

Joe’s currently flourishing in all aspects of his personal and professional life, and has become a big supporter of The Springboard Charity. He has even spoken about his personal journey in front of hundreds of industry professionals at the charity’s events like ‘The Big Event’ and ‘Christmas Carols’, and starring on the West End stage at the Hospitality Industry’s Pantomine Aladdin.

There are no ends to his ambition, or his positive attitude, as he works his way up career ladder from his current role at Red Carnation Hotels.



As well as helping to support people like Joe, you will also receive;

Recognition on our website, annual reports and event brochures
A stylish pin badge
Our annual newsletter
Regular updates letting you know the impact of your generous donations
A Friends of Springboard logo for personal emails, social media and other digital media

How donations are used:

Your money goes directly to helping us increase the impact of Springboard’s Employability Programmes across the UK, which currently help over 1,000 people every year gain new personal and career skills and connect with hospitality employers for real-life work experience.

For example:
- An annual donation of just £200 will facilitate a 2-week work experience placement.A monthly donation of £25 will provide invaluable mentoring with an industry manager for 2 months.
- Annual donations from every 10 Friends of Springboard will enable one unemployed or underprivileged person to be taken through an entire programme.

How to donate:

You can donate directly to Springboard online through the BT MyDonate website here. Please put Friends of Springboard in the notes section and we will contact you once the payment has been confirmed.


You can fill in the pledge form below and pay via bank transfer or standing order. Once you’ve filled in the form, you’ll be sent the payment instructions to do via your bank.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance please contact Chris on 0207 920 0420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.