Conference Cambridge, the official venue-finding service for the University of Cambridge, the Colleges and other unique properties in the area, has launched a programme whereby venues in its portfolio will offer a range of packages that can be booked in lieu of a donation to a local charity.
The programme, called “Meet Up & Make A Difference Week” will see Conference Cambridge team up with the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with terminal illness.
Taking place from 14-18 November, 18 venues have pledged attractive packages including: Eight-course Dinner with Wine at St Catharine’s College; One Day Meetings at Madingley Hall, Westminster College, Pitt Building, Homerton College and Granta Centre; Pre-theatre Gathering at Lucy Cavendish College; A Taste of France Cheese & Wine at Christ’s College; Half Day Meetings at Clare College; Room Hire at Selwyn College and The Royal Cambridge Hotel; and Golf Day and Lunch at the Hallmark Hotel.
Judith Sloane, deputy manager at Conference Cambridge said: “To help raise funds for our chosen charity, we decided to ask our venues to join forces in this initiative. For the companies and organisations, it’s a win-win – they get an attractive package and also have the satisfaction of knowing that they are donating to an excellent cause.
“We are very grateful to all our participating venues who have come forward enthusiastically with very generous and creative offers. We now look forward to hearing from event organisers across the region who want to do their bit to help too.”
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. To supplement the NHS contribution, the Charity is required to raise £2m annually to fund vital services and care, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones.