Hotel teams across the country rose to the challenge to create magical gardens and other displays to promote their partnership with Greenfingers Charity.
The Gold medal winners, announced today, were Holiday Inn Stoke who developed a garden encompassing the Greenfingers Charity, a recognition of Kew Green hotels customers journey and technology, closely followed by Holiday Inn York who received a special gold award for capturing the essence of Greenfingers work with children’s hospices; bringing the inside of the hospice outside.
Silver medals were awarded to Holiday Inns in Colchester, Haydock, Leamington, Portsmouth, Rotherham, Runcorn and Crowne Plaza John Lennon Airport.
Highly Commended for their displays were Holiday Inn Chester, Lancaster, Norwich and Rugby. Encouraging X-Factor winner, Chris Moloney to support the challenge, Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford were commended for gaining celebrity support for their display.
Neil Sewell, Managing Director, Owned Hotels said: “I’m proud that our teams have really been inspired to use their creative flair for the first of this year’s seasonal Greenfingers Charity display competitions. It’s been an outstanding demonstration of engagement, branding and a great understanding of the work of Greenfingers, our charity partner.”
On behalf of Greenfingers Charity, Head of Fundraising & Communications Linda Petrons, said: “We can’t thank the staff at Kew Green Hotels enough. The partnership is proving to be a fantastic one with staff really getting involved organising FUNdraising events right across the country. The display competition is making a huge difference helping to raise awareness of the work we do creating magical and inspiring gardens for life limited children, and their families, who spend time in hospices”.