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Community Engagement

Our presence in the community

One of the most important of our responsibilities is that to the communities we operate in. Grange Hotels works hard to champion various different good causes as well as community projects. 

We work tirelessly not just to support charities at home and abroad but also to engage in local community projects raising community wide awareness of these projects and supporting local events and festivals. 

Arts:

Over the years Grange Hotels has and will continue to support and champion various arts projects and festivals in and around London.  We are proud to be able to support these projects and see them as a valuable was of engaging with our local community as they are wonderful ways of giving something back. 

In the past we have supported the following:

  • Darbar Festival of South Asian Classical Music
  • London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)
  • City of London Festival (COLF)
  • Bird’s Eye View – film festival
  • Frieze Art Fair
  • Institute of Ideas
  • London Indian Film Festival (LIFF)
  • Spitalfields Music Festival

And many more.

Sports:

Here at Grange Hotels we are passionate about our sports.  Our Managing Director is proud to hold a number of positions with a range of various sports bodies.  We find that our passion for sport provides a wonderful chance for community engagement; especially the power that sports can have in empowering the more vulnerable and young members of our communities through creating opportunities and positive results for them through our shared love of sports.

An example that we were appreciative to be able to help with was the recent development through our charity IODR of a cricket ground in the devastated north of Sri Lanka which has enabled the young people of the area, through the playing of and competing in sports, to find new drive and a reason to rebuild their lives and their community which was severely damaged through a recently ended civil war.

At home we have proudly supported various other sporting bodies with a primary emphasis on helping young people get into sports. 

These include:

  • England Hockey Board
  • Pro FC
  • Essentially
  • Surrey County Cricket Club
  • Sri Lankan Cricket Team

And many others.

IODR:

Indian Ocean Disaster Relief is a UK based charity which exists to provide funding for its charitable initiatives in the Indian Ocean region. The charity was originally established in response to the Tsunami in December 2004, when it provided emergency relief to the millions of people left devastated by the disaster, and again raised funds for relief in aid of the Asia earthquake in 2005.

Since then, IODR has expanded its work in the region to build long term managed projects for the most needy and vulnerable children, including schools and community, welfare and education centres.

We believe that every child deserves to fulfil their ambitions and desires. IODR is helping them along the process. We observe the following values in everything we do:

1. Integrity and Honesty

2. Transparency and Accountability

3. Community Capacity with Best Practice

4. Equality and Respect

5. Universal Humanity

6. Environmental Consideration

7. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

8. Responsible Development

Our main aims are to support children and communities by providing education and basic medical care. We have built the Weligama Community, Welfare and Education Centre solely for this purpose and will continue to build, not only by erecting, maintaining and running such centres but helping our children to build sustainable lives for themselves and their families. Our volunteers help us to inspire the children we work with and make them want to improve their lives and their future.

Charity:

Being socially responsible is also about giving back to the community when we can.  Grange Hotels works with many other charities on a pro bono basis giving them all the help that our business experience can give them.  We do everything that we can to furnish them with what they need. 

Our charity efforts mainly focus on sports and children’s charities such as:

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Oracle Cancer Trust
  • Lord’s Taverners
  • Children’s Trust Tadworth
  • Funny Women
  • Lord Mayor’s Appeal
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Peace One Day
  • Magic Bus
  • Dineathon
  • Right to Play
  • Action on Addiction
  • Caudwell Children

And others.

Please take the time to click through to some of the charities pages and join us in supporting these good causes.