Following on from our ‘Help for Heroes’ success in 2011, we are delighted to announce that Four Pillars Hotels raised £10,450.29 in 2012 for our Charities of the Year!

The Royal Bristol Children’s Hospital received a cheque from us in the sum of £4,388.53 to put towards buying a much needed Portable Paediatric Intensive Care Machine. This vital piece of equipment will be sent out with the retrieval teams when they need to collect children from other hospitals in the South West of the UK and South Wales, where their own local hospitals don’t have the specialist care facilities that they may need.

The Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital was an obvious choice for the teams at the Cotswold Water Park and Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotels, as the hospital serves the whole of the South West of England and as so many of our team are both local and have young families the decision was virtually unanimous.

The hospital comes under the Above & Beyond banner which is the charity which raises funds for all nine of the Bristol hospitals’, however it was the children’s hospital that the team wanted to give their support to. The Children’s Hospital offers a range of specialist services including; cardiology and oncology; specialist treatment for a range of complex and rare conditions and a specialist adolescent service which catering specifically for the group of people that can often be lost between childhood and adulthood. The hospital treats over 60,000 children every year and each one of them is as important to the staff as the next.

 Our other Charity, Vale House received a cheque for £6,061.76 which has bought them an additional Drugs Trolley (£500), a Portable suction machine (£500), three specialist shower chairs (£700 each) and six specialist Electric profile hospital beds(£500 each). Our fundraising has gone a huge way in helping them buy some of the much needed equipment that is needed at Vale House.

Vale House is a residential home in Sandford on Thames close to the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel. The home cares for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and gives them a home where that combines relief, care, comfort and commitment to all its residents.

Vale House first opened in 1990 as a 20-bed nursing home, providing specialist care to the end of their lives for men and women who suffer from dementia in its severest form. Twenty years on, the original Vale House was in both in need of being updated and also expanded as more and more people are diagnosed with dementia each year. The newly built Vale House offers a purpose-built specialist care home for 40 residents and in addition to the carefully planned en-suite bedrooms, there are a number of day rooms and lounges which provide the residents with a variety of areas where they can listen to music, enjoy books or television or even have family members over to celebrate special occasions.

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