Hotel backing Shine A Light
SANTA was the star guest at Village Hotel Coventry’s Christmas fayre on Sunday.
The event also launched the hotel’s new charity partnership with Shine A Light throughout 2019.
Shine a Light, based in Coventry, offers support to families affected by childhood cancer in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Now Village Hotel Coventry has committed 1,000 hours of volunteering to the charity as part of its parent group’s mission to give back to the community under The Village Green programme.
Stephen Cresswell, general manager of Village Hotel Club Coventry, described Shine a Light as an “amazing charity providing much-needed support”.
“Over the next 12 months our plans include helping to install the charity’s industrial kitchen, building the sensory garden for children and their families to enjoy, and putting on a fashion show to raise funding next year,” he said.
“We hope not only to help the charity through our physical volunteering work but also to bring the community together through these events.”
As well as Santa, visitors enjoyed a host of festive stalls, selling crafts, jams and preserves, jewellery and artwork.
Sam Scholar, chair of trustees for Shine A Light, added: “We’re delighted to partner with Village Hotel over the next 12 months.
“Their contribution already this Christmas period has been enormous. It’s been a difficult year for some of our children and this will be a great way to celebrate and enjoy the season.”
Santa at the Village Hotel Coventry for its Christmas fayre, which took place on Sunday A LEAMINGTON-based charity has received almost £22,000 thanks to customers and staff at KFC.Young People First, formerly known as Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs, is a registered charity that works to improve the lives of young people aged 12 to 24.The funding will help go towards the charity’s work supporting young people affected by mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.Young People First can now afford to bring in new workers and provide a wider range of activities which will help ensure the charity’s vision that no young person is limited by disadvantage.David Skoppek from Young People First said: “All of us at the charity are so grateful for the work of the KFC Foundation.