St. Ermin's Hotel, which is part of the Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of upscale, independent hotels, has nominated industry charity Hospitality Action as its charity of the year for 2014/2015. In a bid to raise as much money as possible for the charity, the hotels’ staff will be organising a number of fundraising activities including cake bake sales, a sponsored abseil, quiz nights, fun runs and raffle draws.

Douglas McHugh, General Manager, comments: “At St Ermin’s Hotel we are really proud to be able to support the work of Hospitality Action. As our recognized industry charity our employees are very motivated to be helping to raise awareness and funds and we hope to contribute greatly over the next year and make a real difference to those who have fallen on hard times. As a mark of our commitment to the charity, we will be matching funds raised by our colleagues, pound for pound.”

Adds Penny Moore, CEO of Hospitality Action, “We’re very grateful to St. Ermin’s Hotel for their help, and all money raised will contribute directly towards providing vital financial support and advice to those who are affected by life-changing illnesses, poverty and domestic violence. So far this year, Hospitality Action has witnessed an almost 20% increase in applications for assistance, so the money raised by the St Ermin’s team will go a long way towards supporting fellow industry members in need.”