Hotel Breaks for Charities’ Hidden Heroes

Room to Reward is a unique volunteer recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational people who give up their time to make a difference to those who need it most.

Our partner hotels donate their unsold rooms, charities nominate their Hidden Heroes for a break – we make it happen!

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There are no hidden costs, no small print and no surprises – it’s a winwinwin.

For Hotels

who get to put their unsold rooms to use in the most fantastic way

For Charities

who can give something tangible back to say ‘thank you’ to their amazing teams – at absolutely no cost

For Hidden Heroes

who, most importantly, are sent on a well-deserved break with their partner or family

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  • “Our Hidden Hero helps us inspire young people to reach their full potential (irrespective of their physical or academic abilities) providing vital life skills to improve their life chances. She helps us work with 1,000s of young people each year. Not only does she do this she also heavily involved in volunteering and raising funds for the community and county she lives in. She always puts everyone and everything else first; she never seeks reward or praise for the outstanding contribution she makes to all the charities she is involved with. I have never met anyone more deserving.”

  • “Simon Says are delighted to be supported by “Room to Reward”.  Their generosity has given us an opportunity to recognize and thank a few of our hard working volunteers.  The application process is simple and it is so lovely for us to be able to give something back.  A huge thank you, to Adam and all the Trustees of Room To Reward.”

    Simon Says
    Simon Says GEORGIE BENNETT, Chief Operations Officer
  • “Recognizing the outstanding contribution of volunteers is exceptionally important, and very motivational. This reward scheme is absolutely perfect. By allowing me to select volunteers who have gone the extra mile, without a restriction on their length of service, age, or task has been warmly received by the whole clinical team. Whilst not wanting recognition for what they do, our Volunteers who have received a “Hidden Hero” award have all said “you have no idea how lovely that break was”. The gratitude expressed by those who have been nominated has resulted in a greater contribution towards our charity and the urge to do even more for our patient. We are so very grateful and proud to be a charity partner.”

    Macmillan Caring Locally Christchurch Hospital
    Macmillan Caring Locally Christchurch Hospital ANITA RIGLER, Volunteer Coordinator
  • “Room to Reward has been such a fantastic initiative for us to say “ thank you “ to our volunteers.  As a hospice we are entirely reliant on the support of volunteers giving their time. Being able to show our appreciation is really important to us. Room to Reward is such a novel and meaningful initiative and I know the volunteers who have been beneficiaries have really been overwhelmed by the scheme. We are so very grateful to Room to Reward and their hotel partners for providing this unique way of saying “ thank you.”

    Oakhaven Hospice
    Oakhaven Hospice ANDREW RYDE, Chief Executive
  • “It is such a pleasure to be able to reward people who work so hard for our charity in order to help others, and to give them the recognition they deserve. Thank you so much to Room to Reward for making this possible, and to the hotel partners who get involved and kindly donate breaks in their hotels. We nominated Leah, who does so much to help blind and partially sighted people. She works so hard and deserves a break, but our charity would never have been able to afford to reward her in this way.”

    Dorset Blind Association
    Dorset Blind Association JAYA DA COSTA, Fundraising and Marketing Manager
  • “Regarding what the nomination has meant to us, I think it is possibly one of the kindest gestures of thanks we have ever received, I can’t honestly remember the last time we had a relaxing break away properly and with finances being tight it was looking very unlikely for this year too. As with all sixteen year olds my son’s upmost thoughts are with GCSE exams this summer but with his Asperger’s and the anxiety levels this unfortunately is an even more stressful time for him than most. This short break after his exams has given him something positive to look forward too. I cannot express enough how grateful we are for your kindness and support. Thank you.”

    HIDDEN HERO from MindDorset says
  • “When I was nominated by Macmillan Caring Locally as one of their hidden heroes , I could not believe it ! Like all volunteers , I offer  my time and support towards my charity without expecting anything in return , so it was such a great and wonderful feeling when I was nominated.  I was offered a choice of over 50 hotels throughout the UK  , and I eventually decided on  a short break at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne .The hotel was amazing and I was treated like royalty , they made me feel very special. Thank you to Room to Reward and their hotel partners”

  • Firstly, on behalf of myself and my wife, Jill, I would like to thank Hospiscare for nominating us , and Room to Reward for allowing us to stay at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for three very enjoyable nights. We have been volunteers with Hospiscare for over twenty-five years and, like all volunteers, we carry out our fundraising without thought of a reward. In simple terms we believe in our charity and the hospice it supports and give our time willingly to such a great cause. Any registered charity reading this quote should seriously consider nominating a volunteer to Room to Reward, as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to someone they think deserves it.

  • “Being nominated for the Room to Reward charity scheme, by Lymington Sailability, came as a complete surprise. I became involved with Lymington Sailabilty to enable my wife and others who are disabled to enjoy the freedom that sailing solo gives. We were made most welcome for our two night stay in the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, the facilities in the DDA room were ideal and the staff were excellent in looking after us.”

  • “My husband and I have just returned from our break at the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa . I wanted to write to say thanks very much for a lovely stay! We thought the hotel was wonderful and our room was amazing. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and Peter General Manager went out of his way to say hello, leave me chocolates and ensure we had a nice stay. I hope that all your subsequent nominees will have as wonderful an experience as we did. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity and I hope your charity continues to thrive.”




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