Ho­tel back­ing Shine A Light

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR LIFE -

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.

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