Charitable Initatives

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At Roomzzz we are passionate about giving back to society. Our charitable organisation – the Parklane Foundation – is the channel through which we help the most vulnerable people in the communities we are part of, through online donations, donations made in our hotels and employee payroll giving. We also donate room nights at our hotels and sponsor charitable events. You can read more here but let’s give you a brief rundown of the regular charity initiatives we get involved in.

Charities of the Year

Every year The Parklane Foundation selects a charity to receive all our fundraising donations. In 2023 this has been increased to three amazing charities Dementia UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Leeds Hospitals Charity – in which they will be supporting throughout the year!

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nurse charity, their nurses are known as Admiral Nurses they provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

The Admiral Nurses are dementia specialists, they can help families manage complex needs.

Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a virtual source of support and a powerful force of change for everyone affected by dementia. 

While dementia is such a varied disease, the Dementia Advisers have a wide depth of knowledge combined with dedication and passion to help provide personalised solutions for those who need it, making a real difference for them and their carers.

Leeds Hospitals Charity

Leeds Hospitals Charity supports Leeds Teaching Hospitals to make a real difference for patients, families and staff. 

Their mission is to support the Teaching Hospitals in their aim to deliver the best care to patients and their families, this is done through working together with everyone involved.

NHS Trust

These trusts are organisational units within the NHS and have thousands of staff members. At the peak of the COVID-19 restrictions Roomzzz offered 2,500 complimentary room nights to the NHS Trust to show our support.

This was to acknowledge our appreciation for their hard work and to make isolation from their families a little easier, while also ensuring they were fully rested between shifts.

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These trusts are organisational units within the NHS and have thousands of staff members. At the peak of the COVID-19 restrictions Roomzzz offered 2,500 complimentary room nights to the NHS Trust to show our support.

This was to acknowledge our appreciation for their hard work and to make isolation from their families a little easier, while also ensuring they were fully rested between shifts.

Candlelighters

This is a charity helping families with children who are facing cancer. Founded in 1976, Candlelighters brings light to families by providing them with emotional, practical and financial support, while also bringing hope to them when all seems lost. They are also investing in vital research to improve the outcomes and lives of children with cancer. 

With many families travelling all across Yorkshire for treatments, and often with nowhere to stay overnight, Roomzzz has allocated 100 complimentary room nights so parents and families of these children can be close and rested while they undergo treatment, saving on stress and costs at such a difficult time.

Social and Environmental Responsibilities

In addition to our charity projects, at Roomzzz we are passionately committed to our responsibility to be a sustainable, fair and totally inclusive business, so we do more than the existing ESG laws and regulations ask of us. 

Continually improving the environmental performance of Roomzzz is at the heart of our business strategy. We are reducing our environmental impact by promoting a Reduce, Reuse and Recycle policy. This involves reducing waste, using more sustainable materials and withdrawing the need for single-use plastics. 

In December 2020 we introduced wooden room keycards at all our locations, to replace plastic ones. These cards are FSC-approved and work exactly the same as the plastic cards, but are more sustainable. In March 2021, we also enlisted Biffa as a commercial partner to provide a more carbon-neutral waste manage solution. This has introduced a more professional and pro-active approach to waste and recycling and helped us to enforce our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle initiative.

Also, at our two newest developments in London Stratford and York, we have installed electric vehicle charging points for customers. This will continue at all future developments and helps promote emission-free motoring, reduces the use of fossil fuels and offers the customers cheaper fuel costs too.

Here’s our full policy if you’d like to know more: