Hotel staff take their dining skills to hospice

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EMPLOYEES at the Hilton in Farlington have swapped their hotel restaurant for a slightly different one.

They prepared a three-course lunch for around 95 patients, volunteers and carers at The Rowans hospice in Purbrook.

It was part of the hotel chain’s first Global Week of Service, which saw around 300,000 members of staff volunteer at around 3,900 places around the world.

The following day, team members presented a cheque for £1,843.45 to Hannah’s Holiday Home appeal.

The appeal, set up in memory of Hannah Westbrook, 10, who died in 2004 from Hodgkin’s disease, provides holiday homes offering families of terminally ill children a week’s rest and an opportunity to spend quality time together.

David Rowley, general manager at Hilton Portsmouth, said: ‘Global Week of Service is about extending the light and warmth of hospitality to the wider community and our work with Rowans Hospice and Hannah’s Holiday Home demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of those around us.’