Our Charity Partner
Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine
Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.
Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.
We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children. Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.
Our Georgian manor house hotel gets a major renovation!
The renovation has transformed the historic hotel’s public spaces and restaurant, including the creation of The Percy Shelley Suite in honour of the building’s history as the family home of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The interiors fuse contemporary fabrics and colours with traditional period features and detail. The hotel’s new look epitomises nostalgic elegance with a modern day style.
The elegantly‐styled Orangery Restaurant has stunning views over the property’s grounds and offers fine dining popular with locals and visitors, whilst the Percy Shelley Suite, decorated in soft shades of contemporary greys, allows the natural beauty outside to reflect inside and is the perfect back drop to complement any bride’s choice of wedding colour.