London’s Royal Garden Hotel has raised over £27,000 and donated a further £26,000 worth of gifts in kind to help Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2010.
The 5* luxury hotel in Kensington put on a series of promotional events and staff fundraising activities. As well as introducing special one-off charity room promotions, over £8,000 was raised throughout the year by giving guests the option to add a £1 donation to their bill at the end of their stay. The hotel also donated £1 to the blood cancer charity for every afternoon tea sold in 2010, raising nearly £9,000.
The Royal Garden Hotel generously gave prizes to auction and hosted receptions for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s fundraising events – with an equivalent value in excess of £26,000. Staff also entered into the fundraising spirit, with over £7,000 raised through sponsored marathons, quiz nights and a gala dinner.
Graham Bamford, General Manager at the Royal Garden Hotel, said, "I’d like to thank my staff at the hotel for their ongoing support of the fantastic work that Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research do. It's been an incredible experience to weave our charity work into every aspect of what we do as a hotel. We're really proud that not only have we raised much needed funds but we've really helped make a difference to the charity’s work by providing support for their portfolio of events."
Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said, "We are hugely grateful for the Royal Garden Hotel’s support over the past year. They have helped in so many ways to make our 50th anniversary year a special one. As well as putting on wonderful receptions for some of our high profile fundraising events, the money they have raised will make a real difference to the lives of patients with blood cancer."