April 4, 2013
PPHE Hotel Group, owner, operator and franchisor of primarily full service upscale and lifestyle hotels including art'otel®and Park Plaza®Hotels & Resorts, has raised a donation total of over £30,000 for homeless charity Sleepsmart Streetsmart and men's health charity Movember, in a new multi-regional effort for the company.
PPHE Hotel Group hotels across the UK lent their support to Sleepsmart/Streetsmart which is a scheme to help the homeless back into accommodation and work through £1 donations on guests' room or restaurant bills. The fundraising, carried out in the traditionally colder months of November and December, aims to provide comfort and hope to people who live on the streets.
Hotels also joined in the Movember fundraising for the 2nd year-running with Germany and the Netherlands also participating for the first time. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the company carried out a number of initiatives alongside the infamous growing of moustaches for the month of November. Activities ranged from a social media photo competition of the company's followers' best Mo's, Mojitos and Mo-sushi rolls on sale in bars and restaurants as well as Mo-Sistas sporting comedy moustaches throughout service and selling cake and coffee
outside many of the hotels.
Fundraisers of note included Simon Mahon, General Manager of Park Plaza County Hall London. Mahon, a keen supporter of Movember, raised the highest individual amount with a whopping £1,600 and Pan-Asian restaurant in London, Chino Latino also raised over £800.
“We are delighted to have raised over £30,000 and with further donations rolling in, we hope to continue adding to this total. This year saw a record number of Movember participants and the support each employee, outlet and department gave was outstanding. We encouraged team members to be as creative as possible and have seen an overwhelming sense of team spirit and competition within the company. We look forward to beating this figure and increasing our efforts even further next year.” said Saar Sharon, Vice President Asset Management, PPHE Hotel Group.
Please visit www.parkplaza.com/we-care for further information on our charitable activities.
For further information please contact:
Senior PR & Communications Manager EMEA
PPHE Hotel Group
T: +44 (0) 20 7034 4815