Man­nequin sales nets char­ity cash

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Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - NEWS -

THE Avi­a­tor Ho­tel took the con­cept of ‘ fundrais­ing for dum­mies’ to new heights last week by rais­ing money for a lo­cal cause.

The ho­tel col­lected a to­tal of £ 930 for the Com­mu­nity Mat­ters Part­ner­ship Project ( CMPP) by auc­tion­ing off the ho­tel’s iconic Christ­mas man­nequins.

CMPP is a group of com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing to­gether as a lo­cal net­work to en­gage and sup­port the com­mu­nity.

The man­nequins had been used by the ho­tel in their 2014 and 2015 Christ­mas cam­paigns and were ready to move onto a new des­ti­na­tion but rather than give them away, the team at the Avi­a­tor de­cided to auc­tion them off.

The Avi­a­tor listed the man­nequins on the silent auc­tion web­site Jum­ble Bee and the £ 930 raised will be do­nated to the Youth As­pi­ra­tion Fund, de­vel­oped by CMPP to sup­port projects within the com­mu­nity that raise as­pi­ra­tions and en­cour­age pro­gres­sion in young peo­ple.

Vickita Reddy, mar­ket­ing and PR man­ager at the Avi­a­tor, said: “Since Avi­a­tor opened in 2008, we’ve been great sup­port­ers of our lo­cal com­mu­nity and when we were given the op­por­tu­nity to be­come one of the found­ing mem­bers of CMPP in 2010, we rel­ished it.

“The project and all the life chang­ing work it does in the lo­cal com­mu­nity has been very close to our hearts ever since, and it is an hon­our to play an in­te­gral part of a for­ward think­ing so­cial pro­gramme.”

The Avi­a­tor Ho­tel raised a to­tal of £ 930 for the Com­mu­nity Mat­ters Part­ner­ship Project by auc­tion­ing off the ho­tel’s iconic Christ­mas man­nequins.

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