Charity of the Year
The Petersham names Asthma UK as official annual charity
The Petersham is proud to announce that our official annual charity for 2016-17 will be Asthma UK. Asthma UK is the country’s leading asthma research charity, which conducts important research into the causes of asthma, how we can reduce asthma attacks, find new treatments and ultimately find a cure.
The Petersham will raise vital funds over the coming year through a variety of initiatives, including: a £1.00 donation from every traditional afternoon tea served throughout the year, staff fundraising activities, and charity collections. With your support we hope to raise over £2,000 over the course of the year. More details and further news will be announced in the coming months…
Our efforts have been inspired by our Managing Director, Greville Dare who will be running the London Marathon in April 2017 for a cause that is very close to his heart. Greville will personally be raising funds for Asthma UK and the whole team is excited to be supporting him in his efforts.
Greville Dare, Managing Director says “I am thrilled that The Petersham will also be helping to support this very worthy cause and will also be taking part in various fundraising activities. This will be my first ever marathon and every ounce of additional support will help make this challenge possible! “.
Sarah Latchford, Community Fundraising Manager at Asthma UK, said: “We are thrilled that The Petersham Hotel have chosen to support Asthma UK as their nominated charity for 2016-17. We would also like to wish the best of luck to The Petersham Hotel’s Managing Director, Greville Dare, as he trains and fundraises to run the London Marathon 2017 as part of Team Asthma UK.
“Every ten seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack in the UK, which is why we fund research to help develop new treatments and ultimately a cure for asthma. We are solely funded by public donations and the support we receive from The Petersham Hotel will enable us to continue with our work. We very much appreciate their support and look forward to working together over the next year.”
We very much hope you will help us to support our fundraising efforts in the coming year.