National charity for wheelchair sport WheelPower has been handed a cheque for £26,949 by Juliet Price, past chair of the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA).
WheelPower was nominated by Price as the ‘Chair’s Charity’ for the duration of her tenure at HBAA in 2011, with funds raised through promotion and a variety of events including the Annual Dinner and the HBAA Forum, as well her participation in the 10-mile Bupa Great South Run last October.
Juliet Price said: “Having chosen WheelPower as my Chairman’s Charity last year, it is wonderful to present this cheque as it represents the overall fundraising and generosity of the members of the HBAA during the past 12 months. WheelPower has been a great charity to work with, it’s been a pleasure to raise awareness of the amazing work they do, and we know this money will make a huge difference to so many lives.”
The charity provides opportunities, facilities and equipment for thousands of children and young adults with disabilities to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport and improve their quality of life by enjoying healthy active lives.
CEO of WheelPower Martin McElhatton said: "We were delighted to be chosen by Juliet as the HBAA’s charity of the year for 2011. They have raised a fantastic amount for WheelPower which will go towards providing opportunities for disabled children and adults to take part in wheelchair sport. We would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work throughout the year.”
Formed in 1997 the Hotel Booking Agents Association has 86 agents and 209 venue members, with an agent membership annual buying power in excess of £2.3bn.
Pictured: Juliet Price presents to the cheque to Martin McElhatton