The summer holidays are looking more cheerful for many families, thanks to IHC’s Take a break with us programme, funded by a Manawatu Trust and supported by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand.
More than 300 families have so far registered for some time out.
Trustees of the Zena Elsie Orr Memorial Trust fund recently agreed to spend $50,000 to support the ‘Take a break with us’ programme. The trust was set up to provide short-term care for people with intellectual disabilities in the Manawatu area.
Chair Mark Cleaver says trustees are very pleased to be able to assist and uphold the intent of the Orr family to provide meaningful respite for families.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand are generously providing IHC with more than 50 twin-share, double or family-style hotel rooms and breakfast. There are 20 participating hotels across New Zealand.
“Our hotel mini-break is a small gesture to recognise those who really deserve a break,” says BK Chiu, Managing Director of Millennium Hotels New Zealand. "It's a privilege for Millennium Hotels to be able to support this worthy programme."
Evette Chauvineau, New Zealand Marketing Manager says Millennium was looking for a way to reach out and support local communities.
“When we found the ‘Take a break with us programme’ we were inspired by the fact that we could give such well-deserved breaks to hardworking caregivers who so often put the needs of others before their own.”