Premier Inn celebrate fundraising milestone

Premier Inn and Restaurants celebrate raising £7.5 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

A significant milestone

Tomorrow (12 November) 25 Premier Inn and Restaurants team members will celebrate raising £7.5 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity a year ahead of schedule. The top Premier Inn and Restaurants fundraisers from across the country will meet patients from GOSH on a specially-designed float that will parade through London during the Lord Mayor’s Show.

To commemorate this significant milestone, team members presented Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with a family album, collating photos and stories of all the fundraising activities that have taken place since the partnership began in 2012. Simon Ewins, Chief Operating Officer for Premier Inn also announced the fantastic news that teams up and down the country, with the support of guests and suppliers, had hit their £7.5million fundraising target a year ahead of schedule.

The team members also took a first look at the brand new Premier Inn Clinical Building, which they have helped to raise money for since the partnership began in 2012.

State of the art facilities

The Premier Inn Clinical Building, part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, will officially open next autumn and will see cramped, outdated wards replaced with brand new state of the art facilities providing space for a parent to stay by the child's bedside overnight.

Simon Ewins, who presented the family album to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s Chief Executive, Tim Johnson (pictured above), said: “We are delighted to have raised £7.5 million for GOSH and I would like to say huge congratulations to all our fantastic team members who have made this happen through personal challenges and team activities over the last few years. We really couldn’t have done it without them!

“We are so proud to support this extremely important charity and can’t wait to see the Premier Inn Clinical Building open its doors to patients next year. Our focus now is continuing our fundraising efforts and hopefully unveiling some more exciting plans for the partnership next year – watch this space!”

Tim Johnson added: “An enormous thank you to everyone at Premier Inn and Restaurants who have raised a fantastic £7.5 million. This is an incredible achievement, which will enable the hospital to provide state of the art facilities to help to treat the seriously ill children in its care.” 

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