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Trinity raises £20,840 for local charities

Trinity Event Solutions charity cheque
On Friday, 9th August, Stamford-based venue finding and event management company, Trinity Event Solutions celebrated the end of their Triple Challenge which raised £20,840 for charity. The Trinity team visited 524 hotels and conference venues over one weekend March 2013, many of which donated prizes for an online auction. 262 people registered on the Trinity Triple Challenge auction website and placed 2,280 bids for 417 auction lots.

The target was to raise £20,000 for Rutland Sailability, Hospital at Home and the local Air Ambulance service. These three local charities were chosen by staff at the beginning of the year as part of Trinity’s on-going CSR programme and each received £6,667.00. The surplus has been donated to two more charities which Trinity supports: £740 to Meetings Industry Meetings Needs and £100 to Tenovus.

Daniel Routt, Special Projects Manager at The Children’s Air Ambulance, said: “The online charity auction set up by the Trinity Event Solutions team was an excellent example of fundraising by thinking outside the box. The innovative auction raised a phenomenal amount of income (£6,670.00) for TCAA as well as helped boost the profile nationally of the new service. The team from TCAA would like to thank everyone involved for such an excellent initiative and an extraordinary amount of income raised in such a short space of time. The team at TCAA have thoroughly enjoyed working with Trinity Event Solutions.”

Ros Mulholland-Gullick, of Rutland Sailability, said her charity had bought a new Challenger boat which would be used by members for racing. She added: “This will really make a difference. It is the most in-demand boat that we have got.” The new boat will be named Trinity. Dee George, of Peterborough-based Hospital at Homes, said: “It’s an amazing donation. It will mean we will be able to nurse more patients in their own homes.”

Tim Chudley, MD of Sundial Group whose Highgate House and Barnett Hill were included in the challenge was thrilled to receive the cheque as Trustee of Meetings Industry Meeting Needs.  He added “I know that the best Hotel Booking Agencies ensure their people know the venues they book for their clients so to cover so many in such a memorable, creative and fun way whilst raising much needed funds for less fortunate people was a stroke of genius.“

Jacqui Kavanagh, MD of Trinity Event Solutions was delighted with the fund-raising and said: “This was a huge achievement and I would like to thank all the hotels and venues for supporting us, as well as the whole team who gave up their time and put a lot of work into making this a success. This initiative supports our CSR policy and we are delighted to make a contribution to local charities that will really make a big difference to their work.”

Prizes were awarded to the hotels and venues which supported the Triple Challenge:
• Most Innovative Site Visit
Winner: Celtic Manor Resort
Runner Up: Marriot Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester

• Most Creative Photo
Winner: Holiday Inn Royal Victoria
Runner up: Crewe Hall

• Best Tweet
Winner: The Goring
Runner up: Crowne Plaza Heathrow

• Best Prize Offered
Winner: Chewton Glen
Runner up: Conrad Dubai

The Trinity team will choose different charities to support in 2014 and are planning more fund raising events during next year.

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