A team from The Busby Hotel has climbed a mountain to raise money for charity.
The group of 23 got out their walking boots and climbed Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s most popular Munros, near Loch Lomond, which stands at over 3,000 ft. They raised a grand total of £1,845 for their charity partner – When You Wish Upon a Star.
The When You Wish Upon a Star charity brings smiles to the families and siblings of children aged 2-16 who are living with a life-threatening illness.
The busy hotel managed to find time to climb a Munro in amongst a busy period which included nine weddings. The climb was arduous and weather wasn’t kind, but the whole team conquered Ben Lomond and reached the summit through sheer determination and teamwork, and they were straight back to work the following day to take care of a wedding.
Juliet Parry, General Manager, The Busby Hotel, said, “This was a huge challenge for us, and a great sense of achievement. Even though we’ve gone through a busy spell with lots of weddings and functions, we also managed to climb a mountain and raise a fantastic amount of money for a great cause. I’m incredibly proud of the team at The Busby Hotel, they always go the extra mile”.
The hotel invited Judith King, from the When You Wish Upon a Star charity to collect the cheque. The Munro climb is just one event in the Busby’s charity calendar – earlier in the year the hotel invited some of the Wish families to the hotel for an afternoon tea which included lots of games and Disney characters. They also managed to fundraise over £800 at this event. The two events added up to a total of £2,720 – which was presented to When You Wish Upon a Star by Juliet and her team at the Busby Hotel.
The hotel’s fundraising efforts will help to bring smiles to faces, and especially at Christmas time, as the charity is creating a Narnia themed wonderland for their Wish families at the magical Glamis Castle.
Judith King, from the Wish Upon a Star charity in Scotland, said, “Juliet and all her team at The Busby Hotel are simply amazing, their team spirit and drive to support When You Wish Upon A Star this year has been lovely to witness. With lots of fundraising ideas from magical Disney inspired tea parties for the Wish children we work with to in-between a very busy time at the hotel when 23 of the staff climbed Ben Lomond in September nothing has stopped “TeamBusby” reaching their goal of helping to grant the Wishes of children who live in Scotland with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Team Busby have raised an incredible amount of Wish pounds to date and with their amazing efforts and support we are delighted to be in a position to grant magical invitations to some of our brave and courageous children for our annual Christmas treat in December. Team Busby you go above and beyond in both fundraising and giving back to the amazing children and their families who we work with and we can’t thank you enough”.
The Busby Hotel is part of the Manorview Group portfolio which includes nine bespoke luxury hotels, throughout central Scotland. They have an ongoing charity initiative where every venue is working to support a chosen charity, either by fundraising, raising awareness or donating their time.