Supporting Local Charities
We receive several requests to support good causes throughout the year so each month, the team at Crathorne Hall review the requests and decide which charity they would like to offer support to. Below are the winners of 2013.
January - Breakthrough Breast Cancer
February - We donated a raffle prize to help fundraise for a local girl who desperately needs life saving treatment in America.
March - Stop Hunger & Help for Hero's
During 2012 we receieved a large amount of charity requests from local businesses and people that live in the area that all wanted to make a difference to their supported fundraiser or Charity. Below are some of the winners and an update of how they did.
The North Air Ambulance
Teenage Cancer Trust, who managed to raise £1525.00 and their next challenge is to trek High Atlas Summit.
Help for Hero's raised over £39,000 for a re-hab centre at Catterick Garrison.
Yarm Prep School raised £2000.00 towards Zoe's Place & Winstons Wish.
Friends of Kirklevington Primary School raised over £600.00 at their Christmas Fayre to renew the play ground markings.
Hannah, an eleven-year old, who wanted to undertake something very challenging in memory of her grandfather who recently died of heart failure at far too young an age. Hannah and her father decided to cycle 500 miles from Scotland to South Wales on a tandem bicycle in an attempt to raise £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation. Their route passed by Crathorne Hall and The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donnington, so both hotels helped out with accommodation and dinner for the cyclists and their support crew (Hannah’s mother and brother!)
Hannah, her father and Mark Clayton, General Manager
Here’s a message from Hannah from her Just Giving Page.
“I want to do this bike ride to remember him and help all the other people, like my papa, who have weak hearts. I want everyone to live a bit longer so they have more time to have fun.
We are going to cycle from my house in Edinburgh to my Auntie Julia's house in South Wales. My dad and I are going to be training hard. We have bought the tandem and we will be out cycling every weekend until we go. My dad says we need to cycle 50 miles every day if we are going to get to Auntie Julia's house in 10 days. I hope it doesn't rain all the way!”
Zoe’s Place Spring Ladies Lunch
Zoe is the Greek word meaning 'gift of life', and here at Zoë's Place we believe that life is precious no matter how long it lasts.
Zoe's Place is a home from home for babies who have life limiting and life threatening conditions. We offer palliative and specialist respite care, and end of life care for babies/infants from birth to five years old. We afford each individual respect and dignity regardless of gender, race, culture, religious beliefs or disability. Zoë's Place can take up to six infants at any one time, there is also accommodation and ample facilities for the whole family if these are needed.
“We held our Spring Ladies Lunch at Crathorne Hall where we received outstanding support and service from all the staff. As the event organiser I was made to feel like a guest on the day which was lovely. We raised over £2000 for the hospice. We intend to make this an annual event at Crathorne Hall and wish to work with the hotel on other events throughout the year.”
Keep up to date with our charity activity throughout the year on this page