CRY is delighted to announce that Four Pillars Hotels Ltd have chosen to support CRY in 2013.
“Four Pillars Hotels are pleased to announce that we will be supporting CRY as our Charity of the Year for 2013. By raising money, we hope to enable them to carry on their vital research into cardiac risk in the young and also keep the much needed support networks running, throughout the UK.
Every year our employees are given the opportunity to nominate a “Charity of the Year” and CRY was a popular choice. We, like many others, were deeply touched by the stories on the CRY website, provided by people touched by sudden arrhythmic death. Tragically we have employees who have recently been affected by Sudden Adult Death and this, in addition to the testimonials provided by CRY, prompted us to choose this very deserving charity.
To help us to raise as much money as we possibly can, we have compiled a calendar of dedicated charity events and are keen to add further events throughout the year. Events already in the calendar include: an Interactive Quiz Night; Family Fun Day; Clairvoyance Evening and Craft Fayre, in addition to us participating in CRY organised and mass participation events such as the London Bridges Walk, Run to the Beat half marathon and Bristol 10km run. It is also our aim to assist in raising awareness of the charity and the hard work that they do through activities such as selling merchandise in our hotels and promoting the charity through our own online and social media channels.
We are proud to say that we have a dedicated and selfless charity committee who devote much personal time and efforts into fundraising, all of whom are ready and raring to make 2013 a record breaking year for fundraising on behalf of CRY at Four Pillars Hotels.
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Following on from discussions with CRY, the Four Pillars Hotels group have decided to focus their fundraising on raising money to put towards buying an ultrasound machine. The demand for screening with CRY has increased by 50% in the last year. In 2012 they tested over 12,000 fit and healthy young people between the age of 14 and 35. CRY urgently requires more cardiac machinery to respond to the increase in demand, in particular an additional ultrasound (echo) machine. Four Pillars are supporting CRY with the purchase of a Vivid i. This is a high-performance, battery-operated, ultra-portable diagnostic Ultrasound system that provides exceptional image quality.”
Human Resources Director
Four Pillars Hotels Central Support Office
Alison Cox MBE, Founder and Chief Executive of CRY says: “We are very grateful to the Four Pillars Hotels and, in particular, the fundraising committee for its hard work in putting together a programme of events throughout the year in support of CRY. Thanks to the continued efforts of supporters across the UK, CRY is able to raise huge levels of awareness of young sudden cardiac death, as well as running a pioneering screening programmes to identify young people at risk and providing support to those affected. We wish Four Pillars every success with their fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.”
The Four Pillars Upcoming Events Calendar 2013
7th July – CRY London Bridges Walk
We are really looking forward to joining this popular CRY event, which grows year on year, and hope it will be a great opportunity to increase our fundraising. Four Pillars Hotels are going to provide travel for its employees and their families, and weather permitting; we are hoping that we will round the day with a family picnic in Hyde Park. Let’s hope for sunshine! If you would like to sponsor us, please click here; http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/FourPillarsBridgesWal
11th July- An Evening of Clairvoyance at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel
After the sell-out event last year our Evening of Clairvoyance is back by popular demand, at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel. Tickets are charged at £5 per person and can be purchased in advance or on the night, doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. It is anticipated that the mediums will connect with the audience until around 9.30pm, at which time refreshments will be served and the raffle will be drawn. We hope that you will join us at this hugely popular event, for tickets please call Claire on 01865 324324 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
4th August – 4P Charity Football Tournament at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
In previous years, inter-hotel Football Tournaments have always proved popular and we hope that this year is no different. We are holding the tournament at our Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel on Sunday 4th August and will let you know how it goes!
8th September – Run to the Beat Half Marathon
Last year our team of runners raised a massive £1,774 for competing in various races for our Charity of the Year… they of course hope to achieve the same success this year for CRY and will be trying their hardest to raise even more! If you would like to sponsor our team as they run the 13.1mile race, please click here; http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/FourPillarsRunning.
15th September – Family Fun Day
Generally considered to be the biggest fundraising event in the Four Pillars Hotels calendar is the Family Fun Day, this year held at Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel on Sunday 15th September 2013. Like in previous years there will be a BBQ, Pick & Mix Sweet Stall, Tombola and an array of Local Crafts. Watch this space for further details, including an announcement of who our very special guests will be!
18th October – Charity Auction and Dinner at the Cotswold Water Park Hotel
This is currently still top secret and in the early stages of planning… all we are allowed to say so far is it will be a glamorous Black Tie Event at our Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel and there will be a “Money Can’t Buy” Auction! Watch this space for further details…
Additional Events will be added throughout the year!
Totals Raised So Far – Total to the end of March
“We are absolutely delighted and proud to announce that after only 4 months of fundraising, we have raised £4,219, which is 40% of our Fundraising Target for the year and we still have two of our biggest events to host! We have been so overwhelmed with the progress and support offered by our employees and the local community, and hope that the rest of the year remains as positive. We are currently in the planning stages for our Family Fun Day in September, which is always a popular event and are excited to announce that we are hosting a Charity Dinner & Auction in October, which we are hopeful will be a fantastic evening. We will keep you updated!”
The following events have helped to raise the wonderful total so far:
- Merchandise Sales (new total end May) – £325
- Tortworth Court Clothes Amnesty – £26.50
- Tortworth Court Fam Trip – £229
- Easter Raffles (each hotel and CSO) – £448
- Quiz Night – £500
- Abingdon Family Trips (x2) – £369
- Cotswold WP Spa Locker Money donations – £169
- Cotswold WP Clothes Amnesty – £112.50
- Cotswold WP Family Trip – £405.95
- Cotswold WP Housekeeping Raffle – £119
- Tortworth Court Hotel of the Year Party Raffle – £183
- Oxford Spires donation following Table Sales – £100
- Tortworth Court Hilton Voucher Raffle – £20
- Tortworth Court Furniture Sale – £903.10
- Tortworth Court Boot Camp Proceeds – £90
- Oxford Abingdon Book Sale Proceeds – £61.15
- Oxford Thames Family Trip – £125
- Additional donation – £1,000