Hotel agrees charity link

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A RECENTLY renovated hotel is throwing its support behind a charity which helps adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The Mill Hotel, in Sudbury, which underwent a £1million refurbishment earlier this year has chosen The Bridge Project as its designated charity.

The link-up will see a number of events take place over the coming months to raise money for the project, which runs training courses and operates a cafe run by its students in Gainsborough Street.

Dan Wilson, operations manager at the hotel, said the initiative made sense as both organisations were involved in the catering trade.

“The Bridge Project does such positive in the community and we can not only provide charitable donations, but also give students access to a busy, high-performing commercial kitchen,” he said.

As well as regular quiz and raffle nights, collection boxes for the charity will be placed around the hotel in Walnut Tree Lane.

Anesta Newson, chief executive of The Bridge Project, said the charity was delighted by the hotel’s support.

“It is lovely to know that this is the beginning of what is going to be a long, mutually beneficial partnership,” she said.

“This will offer a wealth of opportunities for our students, which they might not have had access to otherwise, and the money will be used across the whole charity, so it can benefit as many as possible.”