Swindon Marriott Hotel has named children’s hospice at home charity Jessie May as their local Charity of the Year.
The Swindon hotel, located on Pipers Way, has revealed its partnership with Jessie May, whose specialist nurses support families across Swindon and Wiltshire caring for a terminally ill child.
The hotel has pledged to support the children’s charity through various fundraising events and activities over the next 12 months, including leaflet drops, open days, summer barbeques and a special ‘Pamper and Prosecco’ fundraiser.
Yossra Mahmoud, Human Resources Voyage Graduate at Swindon Marriott Hotel, said: “Swindon Marriott Hotel are happy to announce that our associates have chosen Jessie May as our Charity of The Year for 2019!
"In line with Marriott’s core values, we strive to help the local community in which we operate and we are thrilled to be supporting such an amazing charity.”
Swindon and Wiltshire Partnership Officer at Jessie May, Debbie Clark, added: “We are absolutely thrilled Swindon Marriott Hotel has chosen to support our charity this year and look forward to working with their fantastic team to raise awareness of our nurses’ vital work, as well as the funds needed to keep our charity going.
“While our Swindon and Wiltshire nurses have a great base close to Swindon town centre, they spend the majority of their time in the homes of local families caring for a terminally ill child. This is key to their work – offering parents a well-deserved break in the comfort and safety of their homes, in the child’s own surroundings. But they cannot continue to provide this support without help from the community and businesses like Swindon Marriott.
“We are hugely grateful the hotel has chosen to support Jessie May and can’t wait to reveal the dates and details of their exciting fundraising activities coming up!”
Jessie May provides vital respite care, emotional support, end of life care and bereavement support to families across Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.
To find out more about the charity, visit www.jessiemay.org.uk.