Manchester Hoteliers’ Association launches ‘A Bed for All’ in partnership with Mayor Andy Burnham

The Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) launched the One Bed For All initiative on Monday November 1st to raise funds for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s charity.

The A Bed Every Night program, launched in Fall 2018, was launched by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to provide shelter and personal support to anyone sleeping or in immediate danger in Greater Manchester through volunteer organizations who work together to solve the current problem.

The program has helped over 3,000 people and seen a 57% reduction in sleep disorders over the past four years.

A Bed For All aims to raise funds for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s charity by providing participating hotels with a Tap to Donate device that can be placed at check-in counters or common areas. The Front of House staff will invite guests to support the charity by tapping a £ 3 donation when checking in or out.

The project was launched by the Manchester Hoteliers Association in collaboration with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, Roland Dransfield CEO, Lisa Morton, Capital and Centric Founder, Tim Heatley and Greater Manchester Night-Time Economy Adviser Sacha Lord called.

Just ten taps from £ 3 help set up an emergency bed for the night and provide assistance.
Andy Burnham said, “There is no place for homelessness here in Greater Manchester and we are still working to address this problem. It is so important that we continue to come together as a region to address the problem and it is fantastic that the MHA is involved in One Bed For All.

“When we enter winter I worry that we might see more people on our streets as the universal credit increase has ended and half of the applicants in Greater Manchester will not benefit from the rejuvenation changes. The ‘A Bed Every Night’ program was created to combat the worst of the impact and we are grateful for the support of Adrian Ellis and hoteliers across the area who have raised money for us to do our work against can continue homelessness in the Greater Manchester area. ”

MHA Chairman Adrian Ellis said, “This is such an important initiative and we really look forward to supporting the mayor’s charity and hopefully raising significant funds. Manchester has several hotels that are slowly returning to full occupancy after COVID-19, which means we have the potential to make a real difference in tackling homelessness across the city.

“We would like to encourage all guests in the participating hotels to get involved and hope that we can come one step closer to eliminating homelessness in the region.”

Lisa Morton, CEO of Roland Dransfield, said, “Homelessness is a widespread problem in Greater Manchester and we know this program can have a real impact during the winter months. We have worked with the Manchester Hoteliers’ Association for a number of years and they have been instrumental in supporting charities across the region.

“We will be welcoming a number of visitors to the city over the next few months who feel strong that if someone has had a fantastic night in a bed at one of Manchester’s premier hotels they will be forced to donate £ 3 to to support those who do not have a bed to call their own.

“We have already had great feedback from hotels that have signed up to participate and we look forward to raising funds to continue supporting this initiative.”

Hotels that have already signed up to participate in the program include GG Hospitality’s Stock Exchange Hotel and Hotel Football. Dakota Hotel, The Midland, and The Lowry Hotel. It is expected that more hotels will join the program in the coming days.

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