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Accor hotels give children 'Room for Hope'
Room for Hope, a charity program set up by Greg Brady, General Manager of the Mercure Sydney and Dr Jerry Schwartz, the owner of a number of Accor hotels, has raised close to $50,000 for children’s charities in the last three years. They recently presented a cheque for $10,000 to Stewart House and $5000 to Royal Far West, two programs that assist children in need.
The Room for Hope program involves participating Accor hotels inviting their guests to donate one dollar onto their room rate, with 100% of funds raised going directly to the charities.
“As a hotel, we believe in providing exceptional service to all our guests to giving back to the communities in which we operate. By being part of the Room for Hope program, it allows us to contribute to our regional communities in NSW and the ACT through the generosity of our guests and staff,” said Greg Brady.
Each year Stewart House and Royal Far West, supported by Room for Hope, make a big difference to the lives of children in need. Based in Manly and Curl Curl in NSW, they provide children with accommodation and education, while also offering free optometric, dental and medical treatment. The important work conducted by Stewart House and Royal Far West assists at-risk children to develop healthier lifestyles, promotes self esteem and empowers them to achieve their goals.
Participating hotels include ibis World Square, Mercure Canberra, Mercure Sydney, MGallery Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, Novotel Newcastle, The Sebel Surry Hills and Victoria Hotel Melbourne, all of whom will continue encouraging their guests to donate for these worthy causes.
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - Permalink