On Friday 28th September, deserving volunteers from SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity were treated to a night at Clevedon Hall in North Somerset. As a reward for their tireless work supporting the military community in the local area, volunteers have been nominated by their Branch Chairs for a treat – donated by Room to Reward.
As part of their stay, the group were invited to a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal and overnight stay at the venue, in recognition of their dedication to the charity.
Room to Reward is a volunteer recognition charity that works with hotels who donate unsold rooms to charities who can nominate their volunteers, who are then rewarded with a short break. Clevedon Hall, a Jacobean-style manor house set in picturesque grounds, donated the entire house and grounds for one night, to recognise the contribution of SSAFA volunteers to the Armed Forces community.
SSAFA’s network of dedicated volunteers spans the country – and last year alone helped over 73,227 members of the military family when in need. It has become clear over more than 130 years of providing Forces support that everyone faces different challenges, so SSAFA uses a tailored approach to meet the needs of today’s serving community. Whether it’s practical, emotional and financial support – we are there to serve the Armed Forces family every step of the way.
Notes to editors:
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our staff and team of volunteers help more than 73,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts.
About Room to Reward:
‘Room to Reward’ is unique charity created to give back to those who do so much for others. Room to Reward works on a simple premise. Hotel partners donate their anticipated unsold rooms to the scheme, charities nominate their ‘Hidden Heroes’ for a break, Room to Reward bring it all together. Since its launch in 2015, over 200 hotels have joined the scheme. Over 280 Hidden Heroes have been nominated from various charities and in excess of £126,000 worth of hotel breaks have been donated.
Registered Charity 1160675
About Clevedon Hall:
Clevedon Hall was built in 1852 as a private country estate and is now an exclusive venue for weddings and corporate events. You can find out more about this characterful manor house just five minutes’ walk from the North Somerset coast via: clevedonhall.co.uk