A HOTEL has given a charity appeal a much-needed boost with the donation of more than £700 raised through a Yorkshire-themed specials menu.
The Rutland Hotel in Broomhill got behind The Star-backed Cystic Fibrosis Appeal last year to help raise £1 million to make a new inpatient unit for CF sufferers at the Northern General Hospital truly ‘world class’.
The hotel’s involvement has seen bosses donate £1 from every order of sausages and mash, and meat and potato pie with pea puree, to the campaign run by the Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust.
Now the hotel has made its first contribution of more than £700, and has also added new dishes such as Yorkshire fishcake with Henderson’s relish batter and Yorkshire rhubarb and white chocolate frangipane tart to the charity menu.
Katey Dent, sales manager at the Rutland Hotel, said: “We are very proud of our specials menu which features fabulous dishes made with the best regional produce.
“It has also proven very popular with our customers, which is why we are now able to make this donation to the appeal. Adding £1 to each of the items on the specials menu has meant some of our most popular dishes have become even more popular. Customers can enjoy their meal with the knowledge they are at the same time supporting a hugely important local fundraising appeal.”
Emma Dickens, head of fundraising at Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust, said: “We are very grateful to the staff and customers of the Rutland Hotel for their ongoing support for our fundraising appeal.
“I am sure the introduction of the latest dishes will help raise even more money in the coming months.”
The 12-bed CF unit has been designed to offer a ‘home from home’ for young sufferers of cystic fibrosis, who often have to spend long stretches of time in hospital battling infections. Each room offers a different theme, from a tropical rainforest to a serene beach. For more information about the appeal visit www.shctonline.org.uk or call 0114 2711351.