Random act of kindness sees £1k handed to children's charity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 June 2019 | UPDATED: 18:31 10 June 2019

Children's hospice receives generous donation from hotel group

Children's hospice receives generous donation from hotel group

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Children's Hospice South West has received a generous donation from an international hotel group as a random act of kindness.

Charlton Farm, in Wraxall, which provides care for children with life-limiting conditions was handed a £1,000 cheque from the four-star hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury.

The donation comes as the organisation celebrates its 100th birthday.

Charlton Farm only receives 14 per cent of the £3.5million needed to run the hospice from the Government's coffers and families spend time there free of charge.

More than 1,000 families have children with life-limiting conditions live in the South West.

The charity also supports families from the point of diagnosis through to bereavement for as long as the family needs.

Cadbury House team members were delighted to be a part of the random act of kindness global campaign.

Mehmet Kandemir, general manager at Cadbury House, said: "When you realise how little funding the hospice receives goes to show that every donation helps enormously this amazing charity and we were delighted to raise and give it the £1,000.

"It's such an inspirational place we will now aim to raise a further £5,000."

Other random acts of kindness included hotel guests having their bills paid for, free dishes and drinks in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and Prosecco at check in.

Mehmet added: "When you think about all the Hilton hotels across the world all doing similar activities makes you realise how big an impact the brand has on the communities in which they are located.

"We not only employ a lot of people from the local area but use local suppliers.

"Add in the work team members do in their local community and you really start to get a picture of how important a business this is and we'll look forward to a long and prosperous future."

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