Hotel staff raise £50k for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 August 2017

A team from DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House cycled to Paris and raised more than £50,000.

A team from DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House cycled to Paris and raised more than £50,000.


More that £50,000 has been raised for a children’s charity by staff from a Congresbury hotel, who took on a mammoth cycle from London to Paris.

A cheque for more than £50,000 was handed to the charity.A cheque for more than £50,000 was handed to the charity.

Staff from DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House embarked on the epic three-day challenge before rolling into Paris having raised an amazing £52,000 for a worthy cause.

The 35 riders, made up of hotel staff and representatives of Black and White Hospitality (BWH), tackled the 300-mile ride in aid of Action Medical Research for Children.

The team was headed by Cadbury House owner, and BWH chairman Nick Taplin. He said: “It was an amazing experience. The determination by the team was really commendable and I’d like to thank everyone who took part.

“We’ve raised an amazing amount of money which will help children and babies not as fortunate as ourselves.”

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