Coat check in raises over £2000 for Bristol charities

Bristol’s leading four-star hotel recently handed over £500 to us having raised the cash at its coat check-in during the numerous Christmas parties held at the venue throughout December.

Part of its on-going objective to raise funds for local charities, staff from DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre have now pledged to raise a further £500 for St Peter’s Hospice.

James Headford, HR manager at the hotel met Caroline Booth Morris, corporate fundraiser to present the donation. James said: “The coat-check in idea was a simple way to raise some much needed funds for the hospice. At a time when people are out and about having a good time, paying one pound to have your coat looked after securely but for a good cause was a great success.

“In total the coat check-in raised £2038. Along with the St Peter’s Hospice donation, £800 is going to Children’s Hospice South West, £369.00 to the Bristol Dog & Cats Home and £369.00 to Secret World, an animal rescue centre just outside Bristol.  We have also donated £100.00 to The Fire Fighters Charity.  We hope our efforts will help maintain each charity’s profile as well as giving them some additional funding.”

“Our goal for the year is to raise an additional £500 for St Peter’s Hospice as well
as funds for other local charities.”

We are delighted with this donation. A s Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,000 patients each year as well as supporting family members. All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £19,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops.

We’re extremely grateful to the hotel for this money and it’s great to hear how local businesses are inventing new and unique ways to raise funds.

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