A record-breaking total of £40,000 was raised by the Manchester Hotelier’s Association Awards and Ball for various charities in the city.
The Manchester Hotelier’s Association (MAH) held its annual Ball on 11 October at The Sheridan Suite, Oldham Road, where it raised over £40,000 for a number of charities.
The funds were handed over to Mustard Tree, Manchester Mind, Wood Street Mission and Hospitality Action at the incredible Whitworth Locke Hotel. Hospitality Action, which supports retired hospitality workers suffering from life altering illnesses, poverty, bereavement and domestic violence, received 50 per cent of the donation – a total of £20,125. The remaining charities were each presented with a sum of £6,078.
The MHA is a non-profit organisation consisting of key hotels in the city to promote and develop Manchester’s hospitality industry. Members of the Association include the likes of Abode, Malmaison and Hotel Gotham.
Adrian Ellis, Chair of MHA said: “We are thrilled to announce that the MHA Ball has succeeded in raising another record amount of money for our charity partners.“It was another memorable evening that celebrated the region’s thriving and vibrant hospitality industry and rewarded the hard-working and talented individuals from a range of hotels across the city.
“It gives me great pleasure to distribute the funds to four very worthy causes, including Hospitality Action who received half of the money for the incredible work they do in the sector, with the other half divided equally between the three remaining charities.
He added: “Every year, we seem to raise the bar and we have no doubt that we will do the same next year.”
Manchester Mind is a charity that supports people who struggle with their mental health. Mustard Tree supports people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness. Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.
Each year, out of thousands of applicants, the charities are carefully chosen by a panel after much deliberation.
Adrian said: “This wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support of our sponsors and partners, so I’d like to express my gratitude and thank everybody who was involved in making it another night to remember.
“It was an honour to come together one month on from the event to distribute the money raised and show our appreciation for the amazing support that we receive year on year.”