SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 03, 2012 12:08 ET

Bournemouth Hotel's Concierge Treks 20 Miles in Aid of Local Cancer Charity

Steve Pini of Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel Travelled From Sandbanks Beach to Hengistbury and Back to Support Pound the Prom Event

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - On a perfect summer's day in July Steve Pini, concierge at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, took part in Lewis-Manning Hospice's 'Pound the Prom' event. The event raised £1000 for the charity which provides free care and support to people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Steve single handedly visited shops and businesses in Poole, Bournemouth, Charminster and Winton and personally asked members of the local community to sponsor him for the trek. Upon completing the challenge he then visited each person again to collect the money.

"Steve is a valued employee. Guests appreciate his excellent service and he always gives more. He has been very focused on raising funds for the hospice, which the hotel actively supports," said Andrew Frances, General Manager at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel. In addition to Steve's charitably contributions, he was voted employee of the year in 2011 at this seafront hotel in Bournemouth.

Steve said he was proud to serve the community and support the local hospice. He said: "The trek was tough, it was a long way and at the end of it I had very sore feet and sunburn, but I knew once I started I couldn't give up. Lewis-Manning Hospice is a wonderful charity and all the staff and volunteers are good people who are here for the community.

"I am grateful to everyone who was generous enough to sponsor me. I am now thinking of what my next fundraising event could be and I invite the local community to join me!"

Notes to editors

For further information about this press release or Lewis-Manning Hospice, contact Louise Blackwell on 01202 701000 or email

About Lewis-Manning Hospice

  • Lewis-Manning Hospice supports local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
  • We promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment.
  • We know that when someone develops cancer or another life-limiting illness their life is changed dramatically.
  • We aim to ensure that local people are given access to the support they may need to help them cope with their illness and the changes it may bring.

About Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

The exquisite 4-star Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott hotel, offers spectacular views of the sea and miles of golden beaches. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the Bournemouth International Centre and within walking distance to the charming town centre. Enjoy a meal at the Bournemouth restaurant, Highcliff Grill, an award-winning 2 AA Rosette. This Bournemouth hotel with leisure club, outdoor pool and event space is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller.