The Ideal Collection is a group of hospitality venues across Hampshire and Sussex who have been fundraising for The Murray Parish Trust since the beginning of 2016. Each venue donates £1 per children’s meal plus 50 pence is donated per bottle of New Forest Spring Water sold. The venues in collaboration with local producers Hampshire Fare and Harvest Fine Foods have also organised several fundraising events for The Murray Parish Trust and the total raised so far is a staggering £33,624.63!
Managing Director, Oliver Weeks presented the cheque to founders of The Murray Parish Trust Sarah Parish & James Murray at No.5 Bridge St in Winchester on 3rd July 2018.
Oliver says – “Since I lost my son in 2014, I was keen to engage with the hospital that cared for him so well and came across what Sarah and Jim were trying to achieve in memory of their daughter Ella-Jayne. It struck a chord with me and I wanted to find a way we could support them. After meeting them in early 2016, we launched our relationship with a memorable dinner at No.5 Bridge Street which raised £8,000 on the night with help from our amazing local suppliers and loyal customers. Back then the mission was to add two beds to the existing facility – now it’s to build a new children’s hospital, which as a parent of two young children, gives me great peace of mind that we will have a first-class facility on our doorstep which will save children lives. I am proud we have contributed in a small way and hope to continue to help them reach the £2 million target they need to achieve.”
A huge thanks to all the team at Ideal Collection for everything they’ve done so far!