Our Charity Partner
Mercure Manchester Picadilly Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine
Mercure Manchester Picadilly Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.
Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.
We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children. Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.
Locally inspired afternoon tea at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly celebrates the city’s heritage
To celebrate our great city we created a unique Manchester-themed afternoon tea inspired by all things “Mancunian” – from just £38, for two.
Enjoy Coronation (Street) Chicken Wraps, Cheshire Cheese with Boddingtons Chutney and the scrumptious prawn sandwiches made famous by Roy Keane during his time at Old Trafford. Other dishes include Bury Black Pudding Scotch Eggs coated with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.
For those with a sweet tooth we have the Manchester Tart, home-made Jaffa Cakes, Vimto Trifle and scones with clotted cream and locally sourced Duerr’s strawberry jam.
All accompanied by your choice of loose-leaf teas, coffee and incredible views over the city rooftops.
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Accredited by VenueVerdict 2016
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel has achieved Commended status in the VenueVerdict Accreditation 2016 courtesy of BDRC Continental.
VenueVerdict showcases UK venues that consistently provide an excellent customer experience, determined entirely by the voice of the customer and based on meeting experience.
Steve Dunford, our General Manager commented: “We are very proud that our hotel has been recognised for excellent customer service and meeting experiences. The Mercure Manchester is set in the heart of a dynamic and vibrant city so we strive to offer guests an enjoyable stay that not only delivers but excels their needs and expectations”.