Room to Reward are delighted to announce Milsom Hotels & Restaurants as the latest major hospitality group to join the unique charity by donating short breaks to nominated volunteers from the charity sector in unsold rooms.
Three properties from the group – The Pier at Harwich, Milsoms Dedham and Milsoms Kesgrave Hall – have signed up to donate a break in rooms that would otherwise be empty to give charities and community groups across the U.K. the chance to give some time back to their most outstanding volunteers.
“We are very happy to be joining this fantastic initiative,” Paul Milsom, Chairman & Managing Director of Milsom Hotels & Restaurants, said. “It’s a wonderful way of putting our unsold rooms to good use and recognising those who do so much for others. Room to Reward is a great way for the industry to give back and we look forward to welcoming some Hidden Heroes to our properties soon.”
Room to Reward works on a simple premise. Hotels donate their anticipated unsold rooms, charities and community groups nominate their volunteers for a well-earned break, Room to Reward make it happen.
Over 800 hotels across the U.K. – as well as a handful of properties in Europe – have joined the charity’s journey. More than 2000 volunteers from over 800 charities have been given a short break in recognition of their dedicated volunteering.
Adam Terpening, Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Milsom Hotels & Restaurants to Room to Reward. To have such a prestigious name within our industry join our journey is fantastic and gives the Hidden Heroes even more wonderful choices for their breaks. We are hugely grateful to the whole team for their fantastic support and look forward to arranging some memorable experiences for some deserving Hidden Heroes.”
To date, the hotel industry has donated almost £900,000 worth of breaks in unsold rooms to Hidden Heroes from the voluntary sector. Room to Reward’s aim is to deliver a recurring £1million worth of breaks year on year, a target that requires less than 1% of the annual number of unsold hotel rooms.
To find out more about the hotels and charities involved with Room to Reward – and meet some of the Hidden Heroes – visit: www.roomtoreward.org.
Milsoms Hotels & Restaurants is a family company based in Dedham, Essex; the group includes the Talbooth Restaurant, Talbooth House & Spa, Milsom Catering, Milson Weddings, Milsoms and Idel Waters in Dedham, The Pier at Harwich and Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk. www.milsomhotels.com.