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Jurys Inn chooses Scope as its corporate charity partner

Jurys Inn new charity partnership

Jurys Inn has announced that it has joined forces with disability charity Scope as its corporate charity partner for the next two years. During the course of the partnership, Jurys Inn and Scope will work together to change attitudes towards disability and help ensure all disabled people have equality and fairness. Jurys Inn will hold fundraising events at all of its hotels to engage and inspire its employees and customers to raise funds for the charity and awareness in the community.

The partnership will focus on raising awareness of the barriers disabled people face to entering fulfilling employment, such as negative attitudes towards disability in the workplace.

Jurys Inn kicked off its fundraising activities in June with its 2018 30 day charity step challenge, encouraging staff to complete 10,000 steps for 30 days with a particular focus on Friday 20th July when the whole company will be challenged to achieve 30 million steps in just one day! Staff and guests alike will be invited to take part in the fundraising activities.

Jurys Inn and Scope aim to raise awareness of the disability employment gap - the difference between the employment rate of disabled people and non-disabled people - which has been stuck at around 30 percentage points for more than a decade.

In addition to its flagship partnership with Scope, Jurys Inn will be working with Capability Scotland, Rehab Group (Ireland) and The Cedar Foundation (Northern Ireland) to ensure that it is making a positive difference in all the communities it serves. All money raised by Jurys Inn and its customers will be distributed between the four charities.

Speaking about the new partnership, Jason Carruthers, Managing Director at Jurys Inn, said:

“We’re extremely excited to be starting this new partnership with Scope. We’ve always admired the charity for the fantastic work that they do for disabled people across the UK and we’re looking forward to a successful partnership.”

Katy Miller, Director of Partnerships at disability charity Scope, said:

“Tackling the disability employment gap is a crucial part of Scope’s mission to achieve equality for all disabled people.

“Disabled people too often face unnecessary barriers to employment, such as outdated attitudes towards disability from employers and co-workers.

“We’re delighted to be joining forces with Jurys Inn’s staff and customers, working together to raise vital funds and challenge negative attitudes to disability in the workplace and beyond.”

Pictured (from left): Kacey Atkinson, training store manager, Scope Swindon; Linda Squires, public areas assistant, Jurys Inn Swindon; John Markham, general manager, Jurys Inn Swindon.