Welcome to 30.thirty.30
An Exclusive Journey… 30 years, 30,000 km, £30,000
2011 sees the 30th Anniversary of Exclusive Hotels. It is also the Centenary of Macmillan Cancer Support and the 21st Anniversary of the hospitality industry charity, Springboard. So to celebrate we are aiming to raise £30,000 (or more!) for Macmillan which we will match, pound for pound, up to £30,000 for Springboard.
The core fundraising event, a sponsored bike ride, started at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Hertfordshire on Wednesday 20th July and visited all the hotels and golf clubs along the way, finishing on Sunday 24th July first at Mannings Heath Golf Club and then South Lodge Hotel.
We trained, we cycled, we triumphed!
We set off from Fanhams Hall Hotel with our aim firmly intact! By the time all the cyclists arrived at South Lodge Hotel we were able to present a cheque to Paul Morgan of Macmillan Cancer Support for a whopping £55,000 and also happy that we had fulfilled our pledge to Springboard. And as you can see from our fancy accumulator at the top of the page – it’s still rising! Congratulations to all the cyclists who took part, thank you to all the volunteers who helped along the way and thanks also to our sponsors. Special thanks to Chris Dawson of Cycle Tours UK who got us round the course and lastly and most importantly, THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored us!
A word or two from the bicycling boss…
30 years in business is a pretty significant achievement for any family business so we felt it appropriate to mark such a special occasion with an ambitious goal of our own, and from this ambition grew the concept for 30 30 30 – that is £30,000 raised for Macmillan, a charity close to many of our staffs’ hearts, £30,000 matched by the business for Springboard, a charity focused on the hospitality industry, all raised by cycling 30,000 painful kilometres between our beautiful properties with the help of our staff, suppliers and customers.
Now that we have completed the ride I have to say that this is a phenomenal achievement from the Exclusive team, raising an incredible amount. The sense of camaraderie and achievement amongst all the cyclists on the ride was an inspiration and really kept me going. The whole experience has been incredibly rewarding and has spurred me and the whole of Exclusive Hotels to aim high and raise as much as we can for these two great causes.
Danny Pecorelli – Managing Director of Exclusive Hotels
More events coming up!
We have several more fundraising events between now and the end of December including Macmillan Coffee Mornings, special Macmillan lunches and dinners, all leading to a spectacular Gala Dinner Dance on Friday 2nd December at South Lodge.
- To buy tickets for the Gala Dinner Dance on 2nd December call Christine on +44 (0) 1403 892326