KIND Is 2017 Charity For Titanic Hotel

THE historic waterfront hotel has pledged it’s backing for KIND, which has helped thousands of disadvantaged children, young people and families in and around the city for more than 40 years. The charity aims to support and inspire them through projects including Healthy Futures healthy eating and living, and Same but Different diversity programme. It also provides 1,000 large Christmas hampers to families and toy parcels to local children in need. Titanic plans to help out with a programme of fundraising starting in the New Year which includes fundraising coffee mornings and giving guests the option to make a cash gift when they book. A fundraising dinner for 100 people is being donated, along with overnight stays at the hotel and the offer of members of staff to work on a voluntary basis for KIND.  The city centre-based charity’s own volunteers will also be honoured thanks to the Titanic Hotel KIND Volunteer of the Year award. KIND founder Stephen Yip said: “We are over the moon that we’ve been chosen by such a prestigious business as the Titanic to be its charity, it’s a great honour and it makes such a big difference to us as a small charity to have that 12-month commitment. “I think the beauty of having it for a year is it’s not just about raising funds, Titanic has also offered to help with lots of other things which small organisations like ours don’t have – things like HR and IT support, which we struggle with because we don’t have them in-house. “We’re absolutely delighted because it’s great profile for us as well, not just among people in Liverpool who have hopefully heard about us anyway, but also the hotel’s guests coming in to the city who might not be aware of what we do. “At KIND, for every £1 which we get donated 92p is spent on our service, that’s what great value we are as a charity because we don’t have full-time fund-raising or management staff, or plush offices, we all work directly with the kids. “Everything raised during our year with Titanic will be so well spent and really appreciated. It’s just a win-win situation for us to have a business like Titanic adopt us because it’s all positive, there’s no negative, and that’s what we’re all about with the kids so it’s nice to get some of that back.” Brian Connor, General Manager at the Titanic Hotel said: “We are delighted to be supporting KIND for the year ahead. This partnership will allow our team to all focus our fundraising efforts towards one main charity that makes a difference in the heart of Liverpool.”