Over the summer months The Priory Rooms were busy fundraising for two of the charities that regularly use the venue. The Priory Rooms is a not-for-profit Quaker led meeting and conference centre, and as well as giving back to the community being congruent with Quaker values, these events gave the business the opportunity to give back to some of their regular not-for-profit customers.
In July, The Priory Rooms took part in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s annual Big Bandage event. They offered cakes to customers and collected £130 in-house in donations. Their staff also supported city centre street collections, encouraging workers, commuters and shoppers to donate and giving out bandages to raise awareness, an activity which collectively raised £296 in cash on the day. All the Big Bandage funds go to supporting the charity’s valuable work to improve the lives of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s young patients and their families. This includes their Star Appeal which is concentrated on creating the UK’s first centre for children with rare diseases.
In September, there was more delicious cake at The Priory Rooms, when they took part in the nationwide Macmillan coffee morning event for Macmillan Cancer Care. With a wonderful and plentiful selection of cake, much of which was baked by staff, board members and a few regular visitors, the fundraising continued over a couple of days. Donations came to a total of £175 and these funds will aid Macmillan’s work to provide important emotional, practical, medical and financial support and information to people facing cancer, as well as their work to campaign for better cancer care.