The Mill Hotel has announced an exciting new initiative in support of local community organisation, The Bridge Project, by choosing the Sudbury establishment as its single designated charity.
Dan Wilson, Operations Manager at The Mill Hotel feels strongly about business supporting independent charities in their local area. “We’re big believers in sharing our success with our neighbours. The Bridge Project does such positive, excellent work in the community, which is why we’ll be fundraising on their behalf, and allowing them to access our facilities free of charge for the foreseeable future,” explains Mr. Wilson.
Both The Mill Hotel and The Bridge Project are involved in the catering trade, the latter having a fully functioning café on site run by its students. “We’re supporting The Bridge Project because both of our organisations work in the catering industry, it is a natural link. This means that we can not only provide charitable donations, but give Bridge Project students access to a busy, high performing commercial kitchen,” says Mr. Wilson. Anesta Newson, Chief Executive at The Bridge Project, says “We’re delighted, it’s just lovely to know that this is the beginning of what is going to be a long, mutually beneficial partnership”.
The Mill Hotel will be hosting a series of events throughout the coming months to raise funds for The Bridge Project. “We’ll be having themed, tribute acts, as well as regular quiz and raffle nights. We may try and get an Elvis as the first act! I’ve heard he’s popular with the locals!” says Mr Wilson smiling. Collection boxes will also be found at each bar, and on the hotel’s reception desk.
“We really appreciate having the support of an established company in the catering trade. This offers a wealth of opportunities for our students, which they might not have had access to otherwise,” explains Anesta. “The money raised will be used across the whole charity, so it can benefit as possible.”
Visit The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane to make a donation today and visit www.themillhotelsudbury.co.uk
for information on upcoming fundraising events. To discover more about the work The Bridge Project does in the community, visit them online at www.thebridgeproject.co.uk
or call 01787313691
Anesta Newson (CEO Bridge Project), Terry Reynolds (Head Chef, The Mill Hotel), Dan Wilson (Operations Manager, The Mill Hotel) with two of The Bridge Project students
As a partner provider of West Suffolk College, The Bridge Project offer accredited vocational training in a wide range of areas including Basic Skills, ICT, catering, retail, multi sensory gardening, investigating the local community, skills maintenance, communication skills assessment and preparation for work skills.
Paint your own Masterpiece
Open to the public, The Bridge Project provide an exciting range of items to decorate, including a constant supply of pottery made by adults with learning disabilities, for workshops, school holiday activities and children’s parties. Something for everyone, no experience or artistic talent necessary! Just loads of fun!
Courtyard Community Activities
A range of activities run jointly by learners and staff for older people in the local community such as Bingo, Films, Board and Card games.