Sligo Park Hotel raises €3,500 for Irish Society for Autism
This week, the Sligo Park Hotel was thrilled to present a cheque for €3,500 to the Irish Society for Autism, the hotel’s chosen charity for 2021. The donation was presented to Sean Prunty of the Irish Society for Autism at the Sligo Park Hotel on Monday (December 13th)
Sligo Park Hotel adopted the Irish Society for Autism as its chosen charity for 2021 after asking staff to vote at the beginning of the year. The charity was chosen as there were many connections between members of the Sligo Park Hotel team and the Irish Society for Autism.
During the year, the team initiated awareness-raising initiatives including celebrating World Autism Day on April 2nd and staff wearing the Irish Society for Autism pin as part of their uniform.
Fundraising events held throughout the year included a Virtual Walking Challenge. Staff walked from Sligo to Dublin and back – a total of 358km. The walk took place on May 22nd 2021 and over 40 staff took part.
A coffee morning and raffle was held in November in Jack B’s Bar which was attended by staff and residents. Also, during the year, 50pc of all proceeds from Parker – the hotel’s teddy bear – went to the Irish Society for Autism.
The Sligo Park Hotel is part of Lee Hotels. Lee Hotels is a family-owned Irish company with two 4 Star Hotels in Ireland: the Mespil Hotel in Dublin and the Sligo Park Hotel. It is owned by the Kidney family.
Gerard Moore, General Manager of the Sligo Park Hotel, says:
“The Sligo Park Hotel was thrilled to present a cheque of €3,500 to the Irish Society for Autism, the hotel’s chosen charity for 2021. We were delighted to have this close association with the charity, which is close to many of our hearts. Thanks to all those who donated to this great cause during the year and to all our staff who took part in a variety of events, ranging from coffee mornings to raffles and, of course, helping promote Parker the teddy!”