Multi-award-winning chef Jason Atherton has been appointed as new trustee of industry charity Hospitality Action.
Pollen Street Social chef and restaurateur Atherton has previously been involved in fundraising for the charity, including taking part in a Great British Menu themed dinner alongside fellow celebrity chefs Tom Kitchin and Glynn Purnell. He also held a preview of his then-new restaurant Social Eating House in 2013, which raised £29,000.
Atherton will be joined on the board of trustees by new appointment Ringo Francis, chief executive of Zenith Hygiene Group.
Francis said he is looking forward to guiding the charity in its benevolent efforts.
Atherton said: "I am delighted to be a Trustee of Hospitality Action. I have been a long-time and dedicated supporter of the great work they do of which I am extremely passionate. I am looking forward to working alongside my fellow trustees to help even more people in need."
Francis added: "I am a big believer in giving back and providing support and guidance. The work that Hospitality Action provides is admirable. I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and having the opportunity to support such a worthy cause."
Hospitality Action is the industry charity to employees working within hospitality who have fallen on hard times, whether they need emotional or financial support. Its help is available to any employee in the industry, current or previous.
In 2013, it spent over £500,000 supporting workers who required help.