Hilton Cardiff Helps Raise Cash With A Cuppa For RNLI

This information originated in UK English.

November 11, 2010

CARDIFF, Wales -  Cardiff's 5 star Hilton hotel has pledged to raise funds for the RNLI by donating a proportion of the cost of a cuppa to the lifeboat charity.

One of the Hilton Cardiff's new Metropole Lounge's specialities is afternoon tea with all the trimmings and will offers its customers 'Lifeboat Tea,' in addition to the existing Twinnings range.

Lifeboat Tea has been on sale for many years at supermarkets throughout the UK and was created especially to raise funds for the RNLI. For every pack sold, 7p goes directly to the RNLI. 

Now, anyone buying a cup of Lifeboat Tea at the Metropole Lounge between now and the end of January 2011 will be making even more of a contribution to the charity.

"Because Lifeboat Tea is already raising funds for the RNLI, we thought that donating part of the money from the sale of a cuppa in the hotel would tie in perfectly," said Hilton Cardiff's Director of Sales Andrea Price-Hopkin.

"At the Hilton, we're already supporting the RNLI by buying in large quantities of the special Lifeboat Tea, then making a further donation by giving 20p of the price our customers pay for every cup sold," she added. 

Michael Prager, Hilton's senior vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, last week visited Penarth lifeboat station to launch the fundraising initiative. Michael is himself a keen yachtsman and has seen for himself the commitment of the volunteer lifeboat crews who put themselves at risk to save lives at sea.

Penarth Lifeboat Operations Manager Philip Lay said the RNLI was extremely grateful for the Hilton's fundraising efforts. 

"Like all lifeboat stations around the UK, Penarth lifeboat station is staffed by volunteers and funded entirely by charitable donations like this one. We'd like to thank the Hilton for their support and would encourage everyone to drop into the Metropole Lounge so they can raise money for us whilst enjoying a relaxing cuppa," he said.

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