The Ideal Collection is a group of hospitality venues across Hampshire and Sussex who have been fundraising for The Murray Parish Trust since the beginning of 2016. Each venue donates £1 per children’s meal plus 50 pence is donated per bottle of New Forest Spring Water sold. The venues in collaboration with local producers Hampshire Fare and Harvest Fine Foods have also organised several fundraising events for The Murray Parish Trust and the total raised so far is a staggering £33,624.63!

Managing Director, Oliver Weeks  presented the cheque to founders of The Murray Parish Trust Sarah Parish & James Murray at No.5 Bridge St in Winchester on 3rd July 2018.

Oliver says –  “Since I lost my son in 2014, I was keen to engage with the hospital that cared for him so well and came across what Sarah and Jim were trying to achieve in memory of their daughter Ella-Jayne. It struck a chord with me and I wanted to find a way we could support them. After meeting them in early 2016, we launched our relationship with a memorable dinner at No.5 Bridge Street which raised £8,000 on the night with help from our amazing local suppliers and loyal customers. Back then the mission was to add two beds to the existing facility – now it’s to build a new children’s hospital, which as a parent of two young children, gives me great peace of mind that we will have a first-class facility on our doorstep which will save children lives. I am proud we have contributed in a small way and hope to continue to help them reach the £2 million target they need to achieve.”

The Ideal Collection have been a constant support in fundraising for our #2MillionSteps appeal and raising awareness of our cause for over two years now. This particular fundraising initiative showcases how far every £1 can go towards making a real difference to the lives of children and families across the South of England. The build of the new Children’s Emergency Department our #2MillionSteps appeal is funding, has begun already with patients hoping to be seen in the new Trauma centre as early as September this year.
“ Ideal Collection were one of our first ever corporate partnerships. They have supported us brilliantly and whole heartedly  from the beginning of the #2MillionSteps campaign and this latest donation total has blown us away. They are a shining example of how a charity and a business should work together and we are eternally grateful to them and incredibly lucky to have them on board.” – Sarah Parish & James Murray

A huge thanks to all the team at Ideal  Collection for everything they’ve done so far!

Ideal Collection venues can be found across the South at:

No5 Bridge Street in Winchester, Hampshire.

The White Horse Otterbourne, Hampshire

The Bugle Hamble, Hampshire

The Boat House Cafe Chichester Marina

The Boat House Cafe Swanwick Marina, Southampton

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