Updated: 07/11/16 : 15:34:00
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Sligo's Clarion Hotel commits to sick children

Dalata Hotel Group announced details of a charity Partnership with CMRF Crumlin the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre.

Employees at The Clarion Hotel, Sligo, part of the Dalata Hotel Group, have pledged their commitment to the fundraising initiative by running a series of local activities to raise vital funds for CMRF.

The commitment from Dalata sees over 3,560 employees throughout Dalata’s 31 Clayton Hotels and Maldron Hotels and Partners in the Republic of Ireland committing to raise €110,000 through fundraising initiatives within their communities and hotels. In addition the board of the hotel group has pledged €40,000 to CMRF Crumlin in support of the Dalata Digs Deep initiative.

A dedicated “Crumlin Ambassador" at each of the groups’ properties has volunteered to lead the fundraising.  The ambassadors will motivate employees in each hotel to ‘Dig Deep’, share their ideas and have fun in a bid to achieve the hotel groups collective target of €150,000 and so far staff at the hotels and Central Office have raised €73,000 through local fundraising activities.

Volunteered

Shauna Delaney, Clarion Hotel Sligo has volunteered herself as representative ambassador for the fundraising campaign said, “In the build up for the launch of this partnership myself and my colleagues representing other hotels in the Dalata Hotel Group, spent a day at the Crumlin Medical Research Centre and conducted a tour of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. It was an eye opener for me to see the incredible work that is being carried out at the hospital but also how necessary and important these funds are. None of us know when a member of our own family or close friend might end up on the doorstep of this wonderful hospital in a moment of crisis, it certainly inspired me to do the very best I can to get behind it”.

CMRF Crumlin is the fundraising body for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and The National Children's Research Centre.  In 2015, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin provided care to over 150,000 patients from all corners of Ireland. The National Children’s Research Centre is the centre of paediatric research in Ireland and is part of a global network of research tackling childhood diseases. The work of the NCRC leads to better treatment of childhood diseases, such as paediatric cancer, cystic fibrosis, cardiac and dermatological conditions.

Lisa Nicole Dunne Chief Executive Officer  at CMRF Crumlin commented: “We are delighted to partner with Dalata Hotels, one of Ireland’s leading hotel groups. Partnerships such as this are critical to the work we do at CMRF Crumlin as they help enable vital pediatric research at the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) and urgently required equipment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin to help save and enhance lives.

"We are so grateful to Dalata who have really embraced the partnership with CMRF Crumlin. This is evident from the level of activities happening across each hotel and Dalata Digs Deep is a wonderful initiative that brings it all together in one big drive for support for sick children”.

Dalata Hotel Group plc is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 40 three and four star hotels (owned, leased and managed).  Dalata successfully operates the Maldron Hotels and Partners brand and Clayton Hotel brand throughout Ireland and the UK, as well as managing a portfolio of Partner Hotels.