Radisson Blu Water front Hotel, Jersey raises a huge £1,287 to help disadvantaged children and to maintain Jersey’s countryside
The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey is proud to announce that its hard working staff and generous guests have joined forces to raise £1,287 for The World Childhood Foundation, Jersey Trees for Life, Macmillan Cancer Support and Jersey Hospice.
The cash was raised across 30 days in September when staff organised a series of charity stunts as part of parent group Carlson Rezidor’s 10th annual Responsible Business Action Month, which is part of the company’s Responsible Business Programme. 34 Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu hotels in the UK participated in the initiative, raising an impressive £30,245 in 30 days.
These stunts included anything from penny board raffles to charity corporate dinners to competing in the Dragonboat race, a charity clothes swap, a Man vs Mountain challenge for the General Manager and the Jersey Relay Marathon and the result has delighted everyone at Radisson Blu.
Guests were also asked to donate an optional £1.00 at the end of their stay to Jersey Trees for Life and their generosity contributed hugely to the success of the Responsible Business Action Month.
Said Fergus O’Donovan, General Manager: “We have always known our guests and members of the local community were a big-hearted bunch and combined with the sterling effort from all our staff – that includes everyone from the porters to the management team – we have done ourselves proud and I am delighted that we can now hand this money over to such a wonderful cause.”
The World Childhood Foundation funds local projects and works globally for children’s rights to a safe and happy childhood. All projects supported by Childhood help children at risk of abuse and exploitation.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
Jersey Trees for Life is a local organisation committed to the preservation of Jersey’s countryside and the conservation of local wildlife. The Hotel has participated in many charitable activities with their chosen charity to commemorate their 5th year wooden anniversary, including tree planting, sickleing hedgerows and collecting nuts for the island’s red squirrel population.