Charity Bike Ride supports Islington’s Volunteers

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Jurys Inn staff and Islington volunteers get ready to ride

Staff from the Islington Jurys Inn hopped on their bikes in support of Islington’s Volunteer Centre, raising over £700 in the process.

The event, part of a national charity challenge for Jurys Inn staff, also included volunteers from Voluntary Action Islington.

The money raised helps the Volunteer Centre connect potential volunteers to local community groups – ultimately helping some of the poorest people living in London.

Mike Sherriff Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Islington said “The Volunteer Centre in Islington relies on donations such as the one received from Jury’s Inn to help local community organisations find the volunteers they need. Their support demonstrates the positive impact of corporate social investment for local groups.”

As well as providing this donation Jurys Inn are also supporting the Volunteer of the Year Awards, which recognise the fantastic work done by local people to support Islington’s communities. The awards are held at Voluntary Action Islington on the 6th of November.

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Notes to editors

Jurys Inn will be officially presenting their donation to the Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Islington at a ceremony at the hotel at 4pm, Friday the 25th of October. Confirm attendance with the media contact below.

Voluntary Action Islington is the membership organisation for people working to make a positive difference to life in Islington. We support local people to get involved in volunteering and to run local community organisations. We encourage groups to work together to combat poverty and improve health and education.

Jurys Inn offer great value, stylish and comfortable 3-star accommodation in the very best city centre locations throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Awarded Best Independent Brand at the 2012 and 2010 Business Travel awards.

Media Contact

Duncan McLaggan at Voluntary Action Islington      Tel 0207 832 5829