We have been supporting Councillor Chris Hogg, Mayor of Kendal's campaign to attract 1,000 organ donor registrations, and were delighted to join in the celebrations when he reached the half way point, particularly when it coincided with the Hotel's 18th Birthday.
Chris is soon to donate a kidney to his wife, and fellow Councillor Rachael Hogg, after her first transplant, which took place 25 years ago, is now failing. Cllr Hogg said he was delighted at the way in which Kendal residents had offered support and had signed up to become organ donors. He and Rachael have been most appreciative of the kind remarks they had received and urge people who have not already registered to sign up and give the gift of live. The Hotel hosts regular Blood Donors sessions for the NHS and this has proved an excellent way to communicate the organ donation message and get more registrations.
Liz Duncan of Castle Green Hotel said, "Marking the hotel’s own birthday at the same time was a great way to celebrate these initiatives and thank local people for their contribution to these important services and their support of the hotel.”