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Macdonald Hotels launches landmark Christmas initiative to raise £30,000 for Centrepoint

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is collaborating with homelessness charity Centrepoint to encourage its guests to donate and support this worthwhile cause to find beds for young homeless people over the festive season.
This year, 15,000 young adults across the UK will wake up homeless on Christmas morning and Centrepoint helps them find their feet with a safe place to live.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts will be raising up to £30,000 for the charity by launching Christmas party raffle evenings and fund raising events, where guests will get the chance to win a dinner for two or a gift voucher to spend on any golf, spa or dining experience.  

Guests will also get the chance to make a donation on check out so that their stay with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts can help give a homeless young person somewhere to sleep this Christmas.   

Kellie Rixon MBE and Brand Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “At Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, we think that the number of young people waking up in unthinkable situations on Christmas morning is simply unacceptable.  

“We want to help and do what we can to give those less fortunate a bed to sleep in. Collaborating with Centrepoint and offering our guests the chance to do their part is a step towards achieving this.”  

Victoria Parker, Corporate Development Manager at Centrepoint, said: “We can’t thank the team at Macdonald Hotels enough for supporting Centrepoint. We estimate that 15,000 young people will face homelessness this Christmas and it’s a terrifying thought that these young people are twice as likely to die as their peers.  

“The money raised will help Centrepoint provide young people not only with a safe place to stay, but also the vital long-term support needed to tackle the physical and mental health problems caused by homelessness and to turn their lives around in 2015.”

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