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Macdonald Manchester Hotel hosts Royal charity event


Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa recently hosted Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal at a charity black tie dinner on the evening of Tuesday 2nd November 2010, which raised £41,000 for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. 100 guests attended the event where Her Royal Highness was guest speaker. Guests were treated to a champagne reception and a 3 course dinner at the luxury 4 star hotel, followed by an auction and raffle, which included prizes such as a week’s holiday at one of Macdonald Hotel’s luxury Spanish resorts.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was established in 1991 and in that time has campaigned tirelessly to provide carers with the support that they need. With over 144 independently managed Carers’ Centres and interactive websites, the trust delivers around the clock support for over 400,000 carers and approximately 25,000 young carers.

Steve Dunford, General Manager at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa said: “It was our pleasure to host last night’s event in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and we were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness as guest speaker. Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has supported this worthy charity for almost 20 years and in that time we have been able to make a number of significant donations to such an important organisation. It is fantastic that such a large sum of money was raised last night and we look forward to working with the trust again in the future.”

Yvonne Hughes, Senior Fundraising Manager for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers added: “We are thrilled that we raised such a significant figure at last night’s event and I would like to thank all those who attended for their contribution. With over 6 million people looking after a loved one who may be sick, disabled, suffering from a mental health issue or addiction, it is vital that we continue to support and value them and maximise their quality of life.”


About Macdonald Hotels:
First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues Macdonald Hotels & Resorts operates over 40 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain. Macdonald Hotels employs over 4,400 staff and operates in excess of 4,134 hotel rooms. Its focus is on developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with the quality and attention to detail expected of the Macdonald brand.

In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and provenance of its food within the hotels, from breakfast through to dinner, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines. As testament to the excellent level of service the Group provides, it has on numerous occasions won several prestigious accolades, most notably the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2007-08 and the National Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism.

Macdonald Manchester Hotels is conveniently located in central Manchester within walking distance of Piccadilly train station and within easy reach of major motorways. As well as being one of the leading providers of hotel accommodation in Manchester, it is an ideal choice for those looking for meeting rooms, conference venues and wedding venues in Manchester.

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