R2R Events 2024 – Dates for the Diary 

Sail to Reward Regatta – 10/06/2024

It’s time to get back out on the water!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the second Sail to Reward Regatta is back for more races across the Solent on 10th June 2024. This time, 16 teams – including defending champions Starboard Hotels – will take to the waves competing for the coveted Mermaid Gin Trophy. The details in a seashell: 8 people per yacht (as well as captain and first mate), breakfast and safety briefing at Harbour Hotel Southampton, a day on the water – with lunch included – learning the ropes and competing in a series of races (perfect for team building or client entertainment!), three course dinner and evening entertainment including charity auction back at the hotel. £2545 +VAT per boat (including £500 donation to R2R).

Find out more here.                                                                            Relive the fun from 2023 here.

Golf to Reward – 04/09/24

The R2R Golf Day is back once again!

Whether you’re the next Rory Mcllroy, or really excel at playing the 19th hole, Golf to Reward had something for everyone! A fantastic day of fun and fundraising is back once again for the 4th iteration.

Your day includes 18 holes at the stunning Barton on Sea Golf Club, complete with nearest the pins and a putting competition, a goody bag for each golfer, and dinner and drinks at the beautiful 4* Harbour Hotel Christchurch with after dinner speaker Graham Poll and a fantastic auction. £440 for a team of 4. For entry and info contact adam.terpening@roomtoreward.org.

Previously in 2023…

The Great Dorset Menu – 10/11/23

Enjoying the best Dorset dishes created by the best Dorset Chefs!

This extraordinary fundraising dinner united some of Dorset’s finest chefs – Alex Aitken, Mark Hix, Colin Nash and Michael Moirinho – and produce – Conker Gin, Shanty Vodka, Langham wines, English Oak Vineyard and much much more – to craft an unforgettable drinks reception and 5-course menu. An unforgettable evening that raised more than £10k for R2R and saw Chef Alex take home the now-coveted trophy!

Read all about it!

2024 will see the Great Hampshire Menu at Harbour Hotel Southampton. Keep an eye on this page for more info.

Golf to Reward – 13/09/23

The R2R Golf Day came back once again!

Whether they were the next Rory Mcllroy, or really excelled at playing the 19th hole, the 3rd iteration of Golf to Reward had something for everyone. Another fantastic day of golf, food and fundraising that raised over £9k to R2R.

Huge thanks to the amazing Luther Blissett for fantastic after dinner entertainment, q&a  and auction, everyone who entered a team, bought an auction prize and raffle ticket and who helped make the day happen. Enjoy some pictures here.

Sail to Reward Regatta – 19/06/2023

We went sailing – Brand new for 2023!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the first ever Sail to Reward fundraising regatta was an amazing success. An unforgettable day on the water, followed by a fantastic evening’s dinner and auction, raised more than £20,000! An incredible total that will have a huge impact on our mission to give back to the Hidden Heroes.

Find out more here.

Relax to Reward Farncombe Estate – 15/05/2023

Fun and fundraising in luxurious surroundings!

Read all about an amazing day with a team of local yoga, pilates, fitness and well-being gurus for an unforgettable day of relaxation, exploration and fundraising at the gorgeous 5* The Fish Hotel on the stunning Farncombe Estate.

Find out more.

Hospitality Events

Independent Hotel Show – 16-17/10/23

Independent Hotel Show is the only industry event dedicated entirely to the needs of luxury and boutique hoteliers. The Independent Hotel Show is Britain’s best loved, biggest and most comprehensive business event for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. Inspirational discussions and practical seminars address industry concerns and exciting developments for hoteliers to stay ahead in this fast-changing sector. The show presents a carefully curated collection of over 250 exhibitors, showcasing the most innovative ideas, products and services, flourishing within this creative and compelling industry. We strive to deliver a guest experience above and beyond that of the typical trade show so whether you’re looking for inspiration from our sublime designers, innovation from leading technology suppliers, or simply to discover something new for your hotel, we’re confident you’ll discover the solutions you are searching for! Find out more

Boutique Hotelier Awards – 16/10/23

The Boutique Hotelier Awards reward the best hotels in the country, recognise the most innovative new products and mark the achievements of excellent staff and employers in the hospitality sector, after a year of recovery and new challenges. The glittering awards ceremony is held on the first night of the Independent Hotel Show. The event is business formal (black tie optional) and will include a sparkling Champagne reception and a three-course dinner, as well as the presentation of awards to the country’s best hotels and spas, alongside the greatest brands they sell. Key members of staff and teams are also applauded.

Hotel Resort & Innovation Expo: 10/11th-10-23

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo checks into ExCeL, London, and transforms it into the central hub for hotel professionals looking to capitalise on the growing market. With a free ticket, gain insights into the industry and speak with other like-minded hoteliers, while receiving and expressing original ideas! This is an unmissable opportunity to connect, add names to your contact book, and form career-long relationships. Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo will provide you with the latest updates within the sector, including hundreds of hand-picked exhibitors with tools to enhance your guest experience, sustainability efforts, and even the resources to tackle operational and marketing challenges.  This 2-day business experience runs alongside 6 other industry-leading hospitality events, bringing you the biggest business show for the hospitality and food & drink industry. 

AA Hospitality Awards – 25/09/23

The AA Hospitality Awards is AA Hotel & Hospitality Services’ annual black tie event. It’s a highlight in the industry calendar with over 1,000 guests from hotel and restaurants across the UK. Attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers, restaurateurs, hospitality gurus and key media, plus a celebrity host to hold proceedings together, it’s a fantastic evening to network and celebrate success in the industry.

The wonderful support we receive through various fundraising initiatives enable us to deliver our objectives and give more breaks to some truly remarkable volunteers. Every penny that’s raised and donated makes a real difference to charities, communities and the Hidden Heroes that do so much for them.

  • Corporate Sponsorship: We are extremely grateful to all of our amazing corporate sponsors. Find out who they are here. Interested in sponsoring R2R? Find out more about our partnerships here and get in touch!
  • Fundraising Campaigns: From dish donations and collection tins to dinners and events. there are all sorts of ways you can fundraise for R2R in the hotel. If you’d like a collection tin, let us know. Alternatively, we have put together some QR code displays below for simple, straightforward donations.
  • Challenges: Some incredible people have run the white cliffs, swam the Solent, trekked the South West Coast Path and cycled for miles on end to raise money for R2R. Use your next adventure to raise vital funds so we can reach more Hidden Heroes.

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