Four travel industry professionals, determined to convey a collaborative message of gratitude, have set about finding 100,000 beds to thank ICU nurses for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cowdray have pledged 24 stays and hope to encourage other members of the hospitality industry in the South Downs to unite and follow suit.
Cowdray will ensure, once the current health crisis is brought under control, hard-working ICU nurses will have the opportunity to discover, enjoy and explore the South Downs National Park. Nights have been pledged at the Estate’s holiday cottage and lodge accommodation and in addition will be given a complimentary meal at either the café or a picnic hamper.
The enterprising organisers of Nights on Us have secured two-night stay pledges in the next 12 months from hotels the length and breadth of the UK from Grantley Hall to Burley Manor, including The Savoy, The Fish, Brown’s Hotel and Thyme. Whilst many leading hotels are included in the list of participants, no pledge is too small in this collaborative bid to show gratitude during the re-establishment of the hospitality industry. All offers of accommodation should be directed to [email protected]
Cowdray Estate’s CEO Jonathan Russell commented ‘When we heard about Nights on Us and what they were trying to achieve, the initiative really resonated with us at Cowdray, Lord and Lady Cowdray wanted to show the Estate’s appreciation to the NHS staff who really have been caring for the worst effected coronavirus patients and putting their own health at risk to do so. We have seen that pulling together as a nation can be very powerful and this initiative is based on those principles. Nights on Us are ambitious in their plans and anything we can do to support this is something we are very proud to be part of. We can’t wait to welcome these hero’s, with so many varied activities on offer across the Estate, we feel we are incredibly fortunate be able to make their stay a memorable one.’