more about refuge and how we are supporting
It is so important that our guests and team feel at home with us. Sadly, many people feel unsafe at home due to the constant threat of domestic abuse. For each guest stay, a discretionary £1 will be paid to Refuge (registered charity number 277424), our chosen charity. We hope our guests agree that this small donation will be well spent on ensuring more women and children are able to find safety too.
Refuge is the largest specialist domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day their services support thousands of survivors, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear.
They opened the world's first safe house for women and children in 1971, where women and children escaping domestic abuse flocked to their doors because, for the first time, someone was saying it was wrong to beat your partner. Back then, domestic abuse was seen as a “private matter”, to be dealt with behind closed doors. Since 1971, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic abuse and has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services.
Since opening the hotel in March 2022, we have committed to raising money for Refuge through different areas of the hotel, whether it be a percentage of profits from our food and beverage outlets or sales of candles in our rooms.
In addition to the above, we have used our Workshop space to work with like-minded and local businesses as a retail pop-up unit, where a percentage of all sales go towards Refuge. We have seen fashion brands, an art gallery, an inclusive make-up brand and even a second-hand vinyl shop in our space. Keep an eye out on our 'What's On' page for future pop-up installations, as well as events that benefit Refuge.