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DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon raises hundreds of pounds for local charity
 DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon raises hundreds of pounds for local charity

The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Swindon has raised an impressive £250 for NHS-affiliated charity Brighter Futures by holding a delicious bake sale. 

Staff from the hotel worked hard to bake and bring in their sweet treats for guests and visitors to purchase and indulge in, while also raising money for Brighter Futures’ Radiotherapy Appeal.

The charity is hoping to raise £2.9 million to provide much-needed radiotherapy services in the hotel’s hometown, Swindon. 

Such services are vital for cancer patients in the vicinity, who currently have no choice but to make a return journey of 70 miles to Oxford, Cheltenham or Bath in order to receive life-saving radiotherapy treatment. In partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Brighter Futures hopes to cut this journey down significantly by delivering the treatment in Swindon itself.

So far, the charity have managed to raise over £2,437,770, meaning their goal is in sight.

Adam Flint, general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon hotel, said: “Supporting charities is vital work and is something local businesses are well-placed to do. Indeed, everyone can do something to help raise funds. A bake sale is perfect as it is both simple and effective. We wish Brighter Futures the very best of luck in reaching their targets. Not long to go now. Keep up the great work, all!”

Chloe Thomas, Community and Event Fundraising Manager of Brighter Futures, said: “We thank the DoubleTree for all their support in regards to our campaign. That extra special level of care at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will make a huge amount of difference to patients suffering from a tough and life-changing disease, as well as their families and the staff who treat them. While the NHS is a fantastic institution, this extra bit of funding from the charitable work of the private sector and individuals makes a huge amount of difference.”

Editor’s notes

About DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon

The DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon hotel is beautifully situated in the breathtaking Wiltshire countryside. What's more, it is only a quick car's ride away from the town centre, and is conveniently placed next to Junction 16 of the M4. The hotel itself has recently been refurbished, and now boasts high quality decor throughout 171 luxe en-suite bedrooms, which all feature air-con and coffee machines. The DoubleTree has 15 meeting and conference rooms that are available for hire, as well as the famous Lydiard Suite, the second largest ballroom in Swindon. Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness centre and the on-site parking facilities. 

About Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures is the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which includes Great Western Hospital in Swindon and community sites in and around Wiltshire. With the help of you and our supporters, funding to give our patients an especially high level of care becomes possible. It really changes their lives, the lives of their families, and even impacts positively upon the staff who work so hard to ensure their wellbeing. This goes well beyond the NHS' resources. Our work and resources improve the environments of hospitals, go towards funding for critical research projects, offer additional training for medical workers and make the best equipment more accessible.
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