Change for Charity Programme
In 2010,Travelodge launched our company-wide fundraising programme called Change for Charity. We asked our staff to nominate two charities every year and over 6,000 staff have actively supported this programme since it began and have raised thousands of pounds by organising many fundraising events across the length and breadth of the UK.
Travelodge staff have supported several different charities over the years, including Cancer Research UK, KidsOut and, our current partner, Macmillan Cancer Support and we are very proud to say that we have raised over £500,000 (including Pennies Foundation donations), since the Change for Charity Programme began.
To further support our charity programme, Travelodge became the first hotel brand to join Pennies, the pioneering electronic donation box. Since 2011, this unique service allows our customers to make a real difference to other people's lives when making an online Travelodge booking. By just rounding up a room purchase to the nearest pound at the payment stage, customers can donate to our chosen charities.
By March 2015, over 890,000 donations had been made by our generous customers via the Pennies electronic donation box, raising a fantastic £371,000 for charity.
For further information on the Pennies Foundation, please visit: www.pennies.org.uk
Macmillan Cancer Support
Since our partnership began with them in February 2013, we have raised over £238,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
This charity has been selected by our employees as their charity of choice for the last two years and we are continuing to support them through a variety of innovative and entertaining fundraising activites. So far:
- we have organised an Annual Green Day for each year that we have partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support
- we have organised the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, supported by all our Travelodge hotels and our Head Office
- our Property division organised an innovative ‘Bed Nevis’ challenge which was given fantastic coverage across the business by our PR department, raising an incredible £70,000.
Macmillan's work is vital and, with more people living with cancer than ever before, the need for their work is constantly growing. It's not just patients who receive support from this charity; they also help to improve the lives of the people around them who are affected by cancer such as their carers, their families and their communities. Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for the provision of better cancer care, acting as a force for change.
For further information on Macmillan Cancer Support, please visit: www.macmillan.org.uk