For many years the members of ideasUK have held a prize draw as part of the Awards Dinner Celebrations. With prizes donated by both our venue hotel and members the money raised from delegates each year has been donated to a charity. For the last two years all the proceeds have gone to local Chester children’s charities – in a most cost effective way.
In order to get every penny raised to the charity our Vice Chairman, Jorn Lovstrom, asked for a ‘shopping list’ of needed items and then spent the proceeds direct on buying those items. For Conference 2007 the recipients of the £1000 raised were the Children’s Ward at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
In early 2008 on behalf of the Association, our Chairman, Andy Beddows, visited the hospital together with the Crowne Plaza General Manager, Mark Thacker, to present them with a Day Bed (converts from comfortable day chair to bed at night for parents staying with a child) and a portable DVD Player with a selection of DVDs.
Again we thank the prize draw sponsors, particularly Emitates, Jumeirah & Crowne Plaza and look forward to another successful prize draw in November this year.
Well done Sponsors! Well done Delegates! And a Big Thank You from the Hospital!