Imperial Hotel Cork Supports Local Charities 

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Cork’s most historic hotel, The Imperial on the South Mall is showing their appreciation to the local community for all their custom and support in recent times by making a donation of over €10,000 to two Cork charities.  

Imperial Hotel Cork Supports Local Charities 

The two worthy charities who will receive €5,000 each are the Cork Simon Community and the Cork-based Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. The donation is made up of funds raised throughout 2020 and 2021 by the hotel and its guests. 

Having weathered many storms in their 200-year history, the hotel takes a long-term view on things, with a passionate commitment to sustainable business operations at the heart of all they do.  

Part of the family run Flynn Collection of Hotels, the Imperial has an ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices known internally as the #BecauseWeCare plan. This along with a lengthy list of eco and sustainability goals also includes giving back to the valued local community through charity fundraising.   

 The donation is made up of funds raised throughout 2020/2021 through voluntary donations at the door at events. These included the Imperial’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and their hugely successful ‘Sustainable Market’ held before Christmas.

Invisible Cocktails and Desserts 

The hotel has also created ongoing fundraising opportunities with invisible cocktails and dessert items. As a fixed addition on their menus in the new cocktail bar ‘Sketch’ and sustainable restaurant ‘Thyme’. Described as “0% calories 100% charity” these ‘virtual menu items’ ensure a €5 donation to their nominated charity partner when ordered by a customer. 

General Manager of the Imperial Hotel Bastien Peyraud, together with members of the hotels ‘Green Team’ were delighted to invite representatives from Cork Simon Community and Cork-based Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to enjoy the hotel’s hospitality and receive a cheque presentation. 

 The Imperial Hotel is also please announced that they have selected two new charity partners to support for the next year. These will be Cork Penny Dinners and Rebel Wheelers.  “We are delighted to partner with Cork Penny Dinners who have such a generous ethos of serving those who need support without question or judgement since 1888. 

Rebel Wheelers is another fantastic Cork organisation that was easy for us to select, we love that they empower young people with a physical disability, accessibility and inclusion are things we care about so we look forward to supporting the club who rely 100% on fundraising to keep going” 

 For more information on the Imperial’s #BecauseWeCare programme, see here.

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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