Hospitality Finder in the Community
Hospitalityfinder understands that being a leading provider of corporate hospitality comes with its responsibilities. Many corporate hospitality companies believe these duties are solely meant to help clients, but we like to think a bit differently. Along with having a helpful and efficient customer services team, Hospitalityfinder are committed to devoting our time and resources into our own projects in and around our local community.
England Rugby Star trains Kent schoolboys
Hospitalityfinder have come together with sister company Watchfinder, a leading luxury watch retailer, to bring in one of the established stars of the England Rugby Union team Toby Flood, to train some lucky Kent schoolchildren. He was in town in his capacity as an ambassador for the two Maidstone-based companies to put the Sutton Valence rugby squad through their paces.
With Hospitalityfinder set to entertain more than 2,000 people at this year’s Six Nations tournament, ex-pupil of the school and Managing Director Michael Dunderdale was delighted that Toby had managed to fit this into his busy schedule. “It’ll be a great day and I’m sure the pupils will love training with one of their heroes. They’ll remember it for a long time”.
Having listened carefully and made the necessary adjustments to their technique it was time for a competition. The prize in this kicking competition was headed to Demelza Hospice Care for Children, who both companies and Toby have worked with previously. Demelza currently provide support and hospice care for over 600 children with life-limiting illnesses across Kent and the South East.
After a round of goal kicks the players raised £450 on the day, which they successfully doubled to £900 when an ecstatic Will Miles hit the crossbar from a remarkable distance. Toby had been impressed. “There’s some real talent here, if they work hard, listen to their coaches and put the effort in, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them at the top level soon”.
School Rugby Coach Bill Buck described what the event had meant for the school. “Toby’s visit gave the Under 16 squad, staff and kickers an unforgettable day, watched by staff and many lunch-time spectators. He gave freely of his time, passed on invaluable coaching tips and gave advice about routes into the professional game.”
After signing photographs and rugby jerseys for the adoring spectators, Toby retired to the headmaster’s office to present signed jerseys to the school rugby captain and to Demelza representatives, crowning a wonderful day for everyone involved. Demelza representative Donna Wells said “it was a fantastic day and to raise £900 in the process is a great boost for the Charity”.
Hospitalityfinder's Amir Eloush was delighted with how the charity event went. “It was a great day, the boys loved it, you could see them almost having to pinch themselves to make sure they were on the field with an England rugby star and not dreaming”.
Toby takes centre stage for England at Twickenham in 2011, as they go up against rivals France, Scotland and Italy, where England will be aiming to assert themselves as the best team in the Northern Hemisphere ahead of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. See Toby Flood & Co. in action with Hospitalityfinder's Official Twickenham Hospitality packages for every England International at the Home of Rugby.