Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants is delighted to announce that, through the fundraising efforts of its team members and the generosity of guests, the business has now raised a massive £2 million for its nominated charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC) since announcing the partnership in May 2012.
The announcement is the second major fundraising milestone reached by the company in the last 12 months. In June the first fundraising milestone of £1 million was reached, and now a mere six months later a further £1 million has been raised.
The £2 million has been raised through generous donations by customers on the Premier Inn website as well as though a wide variety of activities undertaken by team members across the UK. Some of the fund-raising feats include skydives in Leeds, car boot sales in Epsom, family fun days in Newcastle and a 15 mile trek in Blackpool. The money raised will go towards the development of the brand new Premier Inn Clinical Building. The dedicated building will be the latest addition to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity as part of its on-going refurbishments to improve the hospital environment, its facilities and the care provided for seriously ill children and is due to open its doors in 2017.
Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital continues to redevelop some of the oldest parts of the hospital so that families can benefit from world-class facilities and care including having more space for parents to be with their children. The £2 million that Whitbread, its guests and suppliers, have raised will support the hospital in achieving these aspirations.
Simon Ewins, Corporate Responsibility Director comments: “The collective passion and determination of our teams and customers to raise money for GOSHCC has been truly amazing and I am extremely proud that we have been able to reach this key milestone in such a short space of time. This is an outstanding achievement and a fantastic step towards our pledge of raising £7.5 million.”
Neal Donnelly, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We’re thrilled that our partnership with Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants has raised an incredible £2 million. The funds raised will make a real difference to our patients and families from across the UK, helping us replace outdated buildings with state-of-the-art facilities with more space, privacy and comfort.
Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants is made up by Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns brands.
Find out more about Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity at www.gosh.org
For more information or to support Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants’ partnership with the charity, go to www.whitbread.co.uk
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Whitbread has a long association with community and charitable support. Whitbread PLC is a FTSE 100 company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.
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