Ashdown Park: Making a dent in homelessness one life at a time

Sam Dickinson and Tina Bricknell

Sam Dickinson, a 25-year-old who has recently started working at Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in the kitchen, has a story to tell. He'd been living at Crawley Open House Hostel for the last three months after running out of accommodation options. An initiative set up by the hostel to help residents into work gave Sam the opportunity to participate in a cooking workshop at the Parsons Pig Pub in Crawley, where he impressed so much that he came to the attention of the team at Ashdown Park.

Executive chef, Tony Sanders, agreed to give Sam a trial and was immediately impressed, soon after offering him a live-in commis chef job working alongside him. Sam has been working at the Hotel for four months now and absolutely loves it.

Tina Bricknell, sales and marketing manager at Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club says, “Sam has seamlessly integrated into the team here. We're overjoyed by his progress and sincerely wish him the utmost success in his future endeavours. This is how you help to make a dent in homelessness, one life at a time.”

Find out more about the venue at www.ashdownpark.com

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