Our Charity Partner
Mercure Swansea Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine
Mercure Swansea Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.
Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.
We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children. Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.
Mercure Swansea Hotel Reveals Locally Inspired Refurbishment
The Mercure Swansea Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment, revealing a locally inspired new look. The contemporary new design pays homage to Swansea’s industrial heritage whilst preserving the friendly and approachable service for which the hotel has always been highly commended.
The renovation was unveiled on 7th September 2017 and includes a transformation of 55 bedrooms and the public spaces including the bar area.
Additional locally inspired design features, which acknowledge Swansea’s industrial heritage, include a range of materials such as ornamental copper gilded oyster shells, a quadriprych printed onto aluminium in the restaurant and vintage silver cutlery items stamped in the welsh language and hung in wooden frames in the public areas. Other key design features that reference the local scenery and culture include artwork of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas, bespoke local imagery printed onto the headboards and framed model sheep in the lounge space.
The Mercure Swansea also offers a Brasserie Restaurant overlooking the landscaped gardens, providing fresh, locally produced and seasonal ingredients. Guests can also enjoy a Welsh whisky by the fire in the stylish revamped hotel Bar. For those looking to relax and unwind during their stay, they can enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool, take a dip in the sauna or use the exercise facilities at the Feel Good Health Club.