Chester boutique hotel Edgar House has been supporting its local specialist cancer hospital, The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, by donating £2 from every afternoon tea sold.
Owners Tim Mills and Mike Stephen of the beautifully restored Georgian town house hotel decided they wanted to give something back to the community by donating a percentage of sales from their famous afternoon teas.
Tim said: “Cancer sadly impacts too many lives, including that of my wonderful mum, who is an inspiration to me in so many ways.
“We were looking to support a local cancer charity when we opened in 2013, and when we saw the incredible work that The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is doing, it felt the perfect choice.
“As a small independent business, we’re not able to donate as much as we’d like to, but we wanted to find some way of helping, and thought that donating £2 from every afternoon tea to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity was a small way to help.
“We’ve found that even small donations add up, raising over £6,000 to date, and we want to say a big thank you to all of the guests who have helped to raise the money by enjoying the homemade afternoon teas at Edgar House and our new restaurant, Twenty2.”
Elspeth Wilson, fundraising manager at The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: “We are so grateful to Tim, Mike and their customers for everything they continue to do for us.
“The £6,372 raised to date will allow us to fund vital cancer research, help provide the best possible care and offer life-changing services when families need it the most, such as our patient counsellor and overnight relatives’ accommodation.
“It is thanks to the dedication and commitment of local businesses, such as Edgar House, that we will be able to embark on a journey to change cancer care for the better.
“We are calling on people from across the region to get behind us and ‘Let’s Transform Cancer Care’. We have a real opportunity to achieve great things as we invest in our hospital in Wirral and build a new cancer hospital in Liverpool.
“I would also like to congratulate Tim, Mike and the team at Edgar House for being named the number one Small Hotel in the World in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
“I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Edgar House, especially for their afternoon tea! You’re truly spoilt by the team there, and you’re supporting Clatterbridge cancer patients in the process.”
For more information about The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and how you can support local cancer patients, visit www.clatterbridgecc.org.uk .