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Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts supports Sleepsmart and Streetsmart
The hotel group’s eight UK properties help the homeless charities for a second year
London, 5 October 2012 - Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts in England have once again signed up to support charities SleepSmart and StreetSmart, which aim to provide hope and comfort to those living on the streets, by adding a voluntary £1 donation on to their guests’ room and restaurant bills.
Throughout November and December 2012, the hotel group will encourage guests to give back to their local communities with the £1 donation, 100% of which goes directly to helping the homeless and underprivileged in the cities where the money is raised.
The charities have raised a total of £5.5 million since they began fundraising in 1998 and have been well received by guests who welcome the opportunity to help those sleeping rough during the Christmas period, often choosing to give more than the £1 donation.
Last year, guests staying at Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts during November and December 2011 raised £25,443.50 for SleepSmart and StreetSmart, easily beating their target total of £10,000.
“We were delighted by our guests’ generosity last year in raising more than £25,000 for SleepSmart and StreetSmart and we wanted to offer them the chance to help those in need again,” says Greg Hegarty, Regional General Manager of Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts in the UK.
“The charities do an exceptional job of raising awareness of homelessness in the UK, while also giving our guests the opportunity to actively contribute to improving people’s lives in their area.”