Family-owned North West hotel group, Nelson Hotels, is once again supporting the annual star-studded charity event The Spirit of Christmas to be held at Chester Cathedral on 2nd December in aid of The Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) in Winsford, which provides vital services and employment for people with muscular dystrophy.
The 16th annual Festive Celebration of Carols, Celebrity Readings, Music and Poetry – once again to be hosted by President of The NMC, Matthew Kelly – features many stars of stage and screen and also sees the winning choir from a Cheshire primary school choir competition performing in front of the audience and celebrities.
The hotel group – which owns and operates The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa near Chester; The Bear’s Paw in Warmingham, The Pheasant Inn in Higher Burwardsley and The Fishpool Inn in Delamere – has keenly supported this popular event for five years. This year’s donations include a three-course meal for two at The Bear’s Paw and a three-course meal for two at Ciro’s Brasserie at The Grosvenor Pulford. The prizes will be auctioned for the charity as part of the evening’s entertainment.
The 2010 event raised a staggering £27,000 and drew a crowd of some 800 people. This year tickets are available from £10 for entry to the concert only to £50 for the star-studded concert and black tie champagne reception. Doors open at 7pm. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the charity.
Lucy Nelson, sales and marketing director of Nelson Hotels, says: “The Spirit of Christmas is a wonderfully festive celebration and many people give up their time to raise money for this very worthwhile charity. We are delighted to support this fantastic event.”
ABOUT THE NEUROMUSCULAR CENTRE
The NMC provides a range of unique services and specialist advice with the sole aim of improving the quality of life for adults with neuromuscular conditions, enabling them to have more fulfilling and productive lives. The charity was founded in 1990, serving people in the North of England and North Wales.
The centre offers training and employment programmes for young people unable to find meaningful employment as a result of their disability. Regular physiotherapy is available at the centre, and hydrotherapy at a local special needs school swimming pool. Support is always available for families affected by this devastating, deteriorating condition. The centre relies totally on fund raising to continue this work, which costs over £750,000 a year.
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