People in hospitality jobs at Jurys Inn have been doing their bit for charity recently. The hotel group hosted a 100 mile Charity Challenge on Friday, June 20th.
In the run-up to the event, it is reported by the organisation that close to 600 employees were planning to take part, to help bring in €60,000 for good causes.
Jury's Inn said on June 18th that the aim was to bring in €2,500 from each of the group's hotels. And the CEO of the group, John Brennan also pledged to donate €30,000 on top of this.
Each hotel and office chose its own way to take on 100 miles for good causes.
Fancy dress was planned in some cases, with some people running and some walking the distance and others cycling, for example.
It's planned that the money brought in by the branches in Ireland is to be shared between Depaul Ireland – a long-time charity partner of the group – and local charities, which staff have picked.
Last year, 250 Jurys Inn workers raised €50,000 with a 100 mile cycle.
“Our employees have been busy preparing their individual plans to complete the Jurys Inn 2014 Charity Challenge and this year’s event will see participation levels more than double across the Group," commented Mr Brennan in the run up to June 20th.
"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 puts us in a good position to top last year’s fundraising target.”
Swimming, treadmill running in the reception, bungee jumping and abseiling are some of the creative 100 mile Charity Challenge ideas that have been thought up for the event.
The group has 30 UK, Ireland and Czech Republic hotel venues, featuring a total of more than 7,000 guest rooms.