Hotel helping out homeless during refurb
HOMELESS people are benefitting after improvements at a Warwickshire hotel.
Coombe Abbey Hotel has upgraded all the bedding in it’s 119 rooms just in time for Christmas, but its old linen won’t be going to waste.
The management at the hotel has donated the blankets to the Helping Hands Community Charity, which operates across Leaming- ton, Warwick and Kenilworth.
The charity, which was set-up in 2012, distributes household goods, toys and clothes to the victims of domestic violence, homelessness and low income families across the area and also runs a mobile soup kitchen.
Coombe Abbey Hotel marketing manager, Lisa Fell, said: “When we decided to change all of our bed linen, we knew that we wanted to give it all away to a good cause and this is when we teamed up with the local charity. We already knew about all the good work Helping Hands had done before, through their Facebook page, so we thought it would be perfect to contact the charity and bring some Christmas spirit into the community.
“The winter months can be very hard for homeless and vulnerable people so little acts like this really can make a difference.”
Lianne Kirkman, project co-ordinator for Helping Hands Community Charity, said: “This is a really kind gesture of Coombe Abbey Hotel and the blankets will be put to very good use.
“We estimate there are around 25-30 people living rough in Leamington and the surrounding area and we help in a number of ways with our mobile soup kitchen, sleeping bags and blankets.
“We are totally dependent on people’s generosity and we are really grateful for all the help we receive. The fact that Lisa and her team had heard of Helping Hands is fantastic and we are very grateful.”