3rd July 2017

The UK's leading independent hotel management company is on track to raise £100,000 for the children's charity Make-A-Wish® UK by the end of 2017.

RBH established its charity partnership with Make-A-Wish last year and set the ambitious two-year fundraising target after a fantastic response from its hotels and support teams.

Now, with just six months to go, the firm has just under £20,000 to raise to reach its goal in support of the special cause, which grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Fundraising highlights of 2017 to date have included a sky dive by the team at Holiday Inn Express Antrim and a 5k Badass Mucker obstacle run by the team at Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport. The company's central IT team also scaled Ben Nevis in June, raising more than £1200 towards the total.

Susan Bland, Chief Human Resources Officer at RBH, said: "After a phenomenal response from our colleagues, there was an appetite go the extra mile to raise a six-figure sum by the end of 2017. At this half-way point in the year, we're delighted to say we're on track to reach our target."

"You really can't fail to be moved by the important work Make-A-Wish does and I'm sure that will keep us motivated as we continue our fundraising for the remainder of the year.

"From sky diving to scaling mountains, there have been some wonderful efforts so far in 2017, and lots more planned as we make a final push towards the £100,000 mark."

The company's big-hearted employees have a fantastic fundraising track record, having raised a total of £62,258 during a three-year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Care, which came to an end in 2015. The contribution was enough to pay for a Macmillan nurse for one year, plus additional services to help individuals affected by cancer and their families.

Make-A-Wish was established in 1986 and has granted more than 11,000 magical wishes to date. Find our more at www.make-a-wish.org.uk.