Charity raises £42k for hospitality students

By Emma Eversham

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Charity raises £42k for hospitality students
Hospitality Industry Trust Scotlands latest fundraising event raises thousands to support those entering the hospitality industry

A fundraising event in Glasgow last week helped raise £42k for a hospitality training charity.

Money raised at the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland’s POETS lunch will be used to help young people develop their careers in hospitality.

Last year the charity gave £105k to university and colleges to help students in financial difficulty and awarded more than 190 scholarships to those seeking a career in the industry.

The event at Glasgow’s Radisson Hotel on September 5 included a performance from barman turned opera singer Tony Henry (pictured).

David Cochrane, Chief Executive of HIT Scotland said: "Tony was a sensation. The POETS lunch, much like our charity, is about enjoying the challenge of something new. Tony opened a few ears to opera and helped us raise a fantastic amount of money."

For more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to hospitality students in Scotland visit www.hitscotland.org​.

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