Top London hoteliers join charity challenge to raise £14,000


Big names in the luxury hotel industry teamed up with Gold Key Media and AICR to raise over £14,000 for charity by cycling 202 miles from London to Paris over the August bank holiday weekend.

Paula McMinn from The Savoy, Oliver Milne Watson from The Beaumont and Duncan Couper from Portico were joined by 12 members of the Gold Key Media team to take on the challenge to raise awareness for two cancer charities – Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer.

The group were all supported by some of London’s biggest names in hospitality including Claridge’s, The Rosewood, Hush Restaurants, The Savoy, The Beaumont, Brasserie Zedel (Corbin and King), Global Chauffer, and Marylebone Hotel, and the luxury watch maker Chris Ward, all of whom donated some superb prizes to help raise money for the two nominated charities.

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Chris Horn, managing director of Gold Key Media, said: “We had an absolutely remarkable time on the ride. It was tough going at times, but the weather was kind to us and our riders were really determined to make it to Paris. I am extremely proud of everyone that took part and hope that we have been able to gain maximum exposure for these two great causes.”

“We’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and generosity we have received, helping us comfortably beat our original target of £10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, raising over £14,000, which we couldn’t have done without the support of all our sponsors in the hospitality industry."