Hotel Trust Donates Five Figure Sum to Charlie House

​The Crerar Trust has awarded a generous £10,000 grant to Charlie House.

Crerar Hotels operate hotels and inns which are based in Scotland. Uniquely, more than 50% of the group’s distributable profits are donated to charities operating within areas where Crerar Hotels are based. 

The Trust, which is chaired by Paddy Crerar CBE, has awarded £7.5m of grants to more than 40 organisations over the last 17 years. This forms part of a commitment to reinvest in the communities in which the group’s hotels and inns are based.

The Crerar Trust meets twice a year to award grants. In this current funding round, £207,862.52 of grants were awarded to 26 organisations including those providing support across health, education, and social inclusion to people of all ages.

Leigh Ryrie, Charlie House Children & Family Support Manager, with David Clancy, Crerar Hotels Head of Operations
Leigh Ryrie, Charlie House Children & Family Support Manager, with David Clancy, Crerar Hotels Head of Operations


Paddy Crerar CBE, Chairman of The Crerar Trust and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels, comments, “We are delighted to have made this award to Charlie House and look forward to hearing how this funding helps impact their work.

“Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive and providing opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach.

“For every stay our customers have with us, they are supporting others who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland.”

Leigh Ryrie, Children & Family Support Manager at Charlie House, said, “We are thrilled to receive this donation from The Crerar Trust to support our annual family activity short break to Kielder Forest.

“For many of the families we work with, planning a holiday around their child’s medical needs and accessibility requirements can seem like an impossible challenge.

“Thanks to the support of organisations like The Crerar Trust we can organise this trip for families to attend, comfortable in the knowledge that it will fit their child’s specific needs – whether that’s providing wheelchair accessible accommodation, access to hoists within the bedrooms and bathrooms, or providing a range of fully-accessible activities.

“The joy when a child with complex disabilities is able to take part in activities like zip-lining and canoeing with their parents and siblings is wonderful to see, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of organisations like The Crerar Trust.”

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