Teddy Bears Picnic helps create a

Teddy Bears Picnic helps create a "Brighter Future"

09 July 2010

A superb €6,500 was raised at last month's huge charity Teddy Bears picnic, hosted by Select Hotels of Ireland, in aid of children's charity Barnardos. Yesterday saw General Manager of Select Hotels, Una Young, presenting the much needed cash to Barnardos Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Ruth Guy, at their Brighter Futures Centre premises in Cork.

The Cork & Kerry event which attracted over 2,300 people, was part of a nationwide campaign across Selects 24 Hotels around Ireland. Speaking at the cheque presentation, Una Young, stated "Meeting some of the children here today, I'm absolutely delighted that there are so many generous people out there. Not just with their money, but their time too. Meeting the Cork Barnardos team today and seeing the vital resource they give to Cork, makes it all worthwhile and we will definitely make sure this becomes a regular event on the charity calendar."

Ruth Guy, stated "I'm very grateful for the support we have received from Select Hotels. As their chosen charity, they always go that little bit extra with trying to raise us as much money as possible. I can't thank them enough."

For further details on Select Hotels, and a list of their 24 hotels around the country, visit www.selecthotels.ie or call (021) 4391998.