Almost 600 Jurys Inn employees have raised €75,000 for charity, having walked, run, cycled, swam, golfed and abseiled their way through the Group’s 100 mile Charity Challenge.
For the challenge, each of the Group’s 30 hotels and offices decided their own unique plans to cover 100 miles to raise funds for charity. Along with walking, running, cycling and swimming, some hotels planned something slightly more quirky such as completing the challenge in fancy dress or pyjamas, running on a treadmill in the hotel reception area, abseiling, kayaking and even bungee jumping.
Monies raised by the Irish-based hotels, topped up by €30,000 pledged by Jurys Inn CEO John Brennan, will be split between the group’s long-term charity partner, Depaul Ireland, and several local Irish charities chosen by employees.
John Brennan, CEO of Jurys Inn said: “Imagination knows no bounds when it comes to ways in which you can cover 100 miles and I think the enthusiasm of our employees to get creative for their local charities put us in a great position to top last year’s fundraising target. Participation levels have also doubled this year, which is a real testament to the dedication of all our employees to raise as much money as possible for their local community.”
This year’s initiative builds on the successful charity challenge held by Jurys Inn in 2013, whereby 250 employees participated in a 2013 mile cycle across each of the group’s properties to raise €50,000.