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County hoteliers urged to join new NHS fundraising initiative

A new fundraising initiative for NHS staff and carers is urgently looking for hoteliers and hospitality partners in Gloucestershire to join the cause.

Care4carers is a Crowdfunding campaign set up to raise funds to pay for much-deserved breaks for NHS staff and carers once the COVID-19 crisis eases.

The public are being invited to donate to the care4carers Crowdfunder campaign which will buy vouchers redeemable at member hotels across the UK.

For every £100 donated to care4carers by a UK taxpayer, a voucher for £150 will be issued to a carer. 

To join, hoteliers agree to top-up vouchers by 25 per cent and gift aid adds a further 25 per cent. So, the nation's heroes will receive 50 per cent more than if the gift were given directly - £150 for every £100 donated by UK taxpayers.

Hoteliers can decide how many vouchers they are willing to top-up. Additionally, hospitality partners are also invited to donate experiences such as afternoon teas, meals out and spa experiences to the campaign.

The fund has been created by Original Collection hotels, who are in the process of registering a charity. All seven of Original Collection's properties across England and Scotland are involved, alongside an ever-growing selection of quality hotels from all over the country, with more hoteliers joining the campaign daily.

Nick Dent, director of Original Collection, said: "Our target is BIG. We'd love to get enough donations to treat every single front line carer. By coming together as an industry, with the support of the public, the hospitality industry can reward as many heroes as possible.

"We have the opportunity to become THE way for the public to reward the nation's heroes, and your hotel can be a part of this."

Full details of how hoteliers and hospitality partners can get involved can be found by visiting the dedicated care4carers website - http://www.care4thecarers.org/.

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