The Leeds Hotels & Venues Association (LHVA), a not-for-profit membership organisation, is celebrating after taking part in an impressive round of fundraising.
At the organisation’s latest awards dinner, held at The Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United, it raised a sum of £3,177.68 on behalf of The Big Change Charity.
Wayne Topley, chair of LHVA, said: “I am immensely proud and humbled by the generosity of the hospitality heroes and how much they have raised towards this valuable charity.
“I am also pleased to acknowledge the generosity of, not only those who have taken part and put their hands in their pocket, but also the generosity of those who have donated such exceptional raffle and silent auction prizes, allowing us to raise this fantastic amount.
“Not only do the awards present a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in our industry, these people also dig deep to support those less fortunate than themselves and for that I am extremely grateful.”
The Big Change charity provides a one-stop platform where people can donate money, items and time to help vulnerable people, the homeless and rough sleepers.
It provides an alternative way to give support to trusted organisations who offer direct and effective help to those in need on the streets of Leeds city centre.
Led by Leeds BID and Leeds City Council, it brings together 45 support organisations that can offer vital, practical help to those who need it most, under a single scheme.
Andrew Cooper, chief executive officer, Leeds BID said: “Thank you to the LHVA Members for their generous contribution towards The Big Change. This is a significant city-wide collaboration of businesses, organisations and individuals coming together to help make a real difference to those who are in need on the streets of Leeds city centre.
“Our hotels have an important part to play in the fabric of our city centre and I am delighted that they have chosen the Big Change as their chosen charity at this year’s LHVA Awards.”