The Crerar Trust has announced that it has awarded a grant of £14,600 to Ronald McDonald House Glasgow.
Ronald McDonald House Glasgow approached The Crerar Trust to take part in it’s ‘Family Room Sponsorship’ for one year. We are grateful to the Trust for awarding the charity the full cost of providing free, high quality ‘home away from home’ accommodation to the families of seriously ill children, receiving vital treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and other hospitals in the West of Scotland. The £14,600 covers the cost of one of our 31 en-suite bedrooms, as well has helping towards the running costs of the shared areas, like our open plan dining room and kitchen, lounges and library for one year.
Crerar Hotels operate 11 hotels and inns which are based in Scotland. Uniquely, more than 50% of the group’s distributable profits are donated to charities operating within areas where Crerar Hotels are based.
The Trust, which is chaired by Paddy Crerar CBE, has awarded £7.5m of grants to over 400 organisations over the last 17 years. This forms part of a commitment to re-invest in the communities in which the group’s hotels and inns are based. In this current funding round, £251,187.00 of grants were awarded to 30 organisations.
A wide variety of organisations received awards, including those providing support across health, education, and social inclusion to people of all ages.
Paddy Crerar CBE, Chairman, of The Crerar Trust and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels comments:
“We are delighted to have made this award to Ronald McDonald House Glasgow and look forward to hearing how this funding helps impact their work. Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive, and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach. For every stay our customers have with us they are supporting others, who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland.”