SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 16, 2014 14:39 ET

Richmond, England Hotel Welcomes Families in Need From Muscle Help Foundation

London Marriott Hotel Twickenham Helps Young Boys' Rugby Dreams Come True

TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham doesn't just offer a location convenient to rugby's Twickenham Stoop; it's set within it. The unique vantage offered by this Middlesex, UK hotel makes it a favorite with sports fans, and in February 2014, the hotel was able to host three young rugby fans, Jack, Jacob and Luke, and their fathers for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

From 21 to 22 February, this hotel in Richmond, London welcomed beneficiaries of The Muscle Dream Foundation, a charity that works to fulfill the dreams of children and young adults suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. The three families were treated to a highly personalised experience for the England versus Ireland 6 Nations match at the Stoop. Their weekend began on Friday with a private box and dinner at the grounds for the Clash of the Legends match. Adding to the excitement was the chance for the boys to meet with players including Jason Leonard, Bill Beaumont, Andy Gomersall, Shane Byrne and Hugh Vyvyan.

The next morning, the families enjoyed breakfast in their rooms at this West London hotel before meeting with Greg Wallace and then heading off to the big match, where their seats were not only wheelchair accessible but provided an awesome view from the half-way line.

"I cannot begin to tell you the impact that the hotel's generous support has meant to the three beneficiaries and their dads," Michael McGrath, CEO of The Muscle Help Foundation, says. "Your support has enabled us to change some more lives and give hope."

The Muscle Foundation was founded in 2003 by McGrath and Miles Peckham. As of April 2014, the organization has been able to make more than 168 dreams come true for children and young adults suffering from severe forms of Muscular Dystrophy. To learn more about the Muscle Help Foundation, visit musclehelp.com.

About the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham
Contemporary, modern and convenient, the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham places guests close to what matters most, with Heathrow Airport just 6 miles away and top attractions, including Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens and Thorpe Park within easy reach. The ultimate experience for sports fans, this hotel near Richmond, England offers Pitch View Suites with unique views of matches at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby. All of the hotel's 156 accommodations feature luxury bedding, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and an LCD flat-screen TV. Guests who prefer to be part of the action can spend time at the Virgin Active Health Club with a pool, sauna and steam rooms. Fuel a day of rugby, business or sightseeing with a full English and continental breakfast buffet at Twenty Two South Chophouse, Illy coffee, pastries and light snacks at The Café Lounge or drinks and light meals at the Side Step Bar, featuring two large HD screens showing the best in live sports. Located only 20 minutes from central London, the hotel is the ideal destination for meetings and events, and offers more than 15,000 square feet of event space including nine meeting rooms.

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