A night off for NHS and care home workers

by Mr & Mrs Smith in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th June 2020 we successfully raised £19,410 with 317 supporters in 28 days

Join us as we raise funds to treat NHS staff and care home workers to a well-deserved night off at Mr & Mrs Smith hotels in the UK.

by Mr & Mrs Smith in London, England, United Kingdom

We know the last thing NHS employees and care home staff can consider at the moment is a holiday. But when the worst of the Coronavirus crisis is over, a relaxing break and much-needed getaway will be exactly what the doctor ordered. That's where we come in – we want to reward their tireless work and bravery with a night off in style at Mr & Mrs Smith hotels in the UK. This initiative will be a small recognition for everything they've done to keep the country going in such tough times.

Mr & Mrs Smith hoteliers have rallied around us and their generosity has been amazing. Over 45 hotels across the UK have joined in and, together, they've offered more than 500 room nights for NHS and care home staff for just £50 a night (in most cases, this is just a fraction of their usual price). 

So, this is what we hope to raise money for here: enough funds to buy a special night off for 500 NHS workers and care home staff, as a thank you for their heroic effort. To do this, we need to raise £25,000 (£50 a room night) and we’d love it if you would help us hit our target. The more we raise, the more nights we can give away.

Mr & Mrs Smith will kick off the campaign by funding the first 100 room nights. Needless to say, we won’t take any commission or make any profit from the initiative – every penny donated on Crowdfunder will go to the hotels to cover their essential costs.

pictured: Dormy House

We know that many of you have already given generously to Covid-related causes in the last few months, but with this initiative, we can add a token of our gratitude down the line, giving them a break they can look forward to when we've come through the other side of this crisis.

So, please donate what you can to give healthcare workers a night off at a fabulous hotel – it's definitely time we looked after them for a change. 

pictured: Foxhill Manor

How It Works

NHS and care home employees can enter to receive a night away by visiting this page and entering their details. Then, in early July, we will randomly select names to decide who receives a night away at a Mr & Mrs Smith hotel in the UK. 

Once the names have been selected, the choice of hotel and the date of the stay is up to each successful NHS or care home employee (once the hotels have reopened, of course, and on a first-come first-serve basis).

What does my donation cover?

Your donation will go towards providing a night off for an NHS or care home employee, plus a guest of their choice, at a participating Mr & Mrs Smith hotel in the UK. Each successful applicant will be able to choose the break that best suits them from a list of participating hotels, whether that's a remote retreat in Devon, a laidback lodge in the Cotswolds or a gorgeous Gothic pile in the Lake District. Breakfast for two is included, too. 

I am an NHS employee/ care home worker, how can I enter to win? 

You just need to fill out the form linked on this page and you'll be entered into the draw. We've also compiled a list of FAQs for NHS workers and care home staff. 

pictured: Thyme

A huge thank you to all the Mr & Mrs Smith hotels taking part: 

11 Cadogan Gardens, London

21212 Restaurant with Rooms, Edinburgh

Amano, Kent

The Ampersand Hotel, London

The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire

The Bloomsbury, London

The Chequers Inn, Norfolk

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Cliveden, Berkshire

Como Metropolitan, London

The Crown, Buckinghamshire

The Curtain, London

Dormy House, Cotswolds

Driftwood Hotel, Cornwall

The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh

Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds

Escape, Llandudno

The Fish Hotel, Cotswolds

Forest Side, Lake District

Foxhill Manor, Cotswolds

The Franklin, London

The Green House, Dorset

Homewood, Bath

The Kensington Hotel, London

Kings Head Hotel, Cotswolds

Lime Wood, Hampshire

Lord Poulett Arms, Somerset

The Lygon Arms, Cotswolds

Middleton Lodge, Yorkshire

No.15 Great Pulteney, Bath

Oddfellows on the Park, Manchester

The Peacock at Rowsley, Peak District

The Rose, Kent

The Royston, Powys

The Sandy Duck, Cornwall

St Mawes Hotel, Cornwall

The Standard, London

The Swan, Oxfordshire

The Talbot, Yorkshire

The Talbot Inn, Somerset

Thyme, Cotswolds

Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk

Vintry & Mercer, London

Weeke Barton, Devon

Yorebridge House, Yorkshire

The Zetter, London

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, London

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, London

A bit more about us
Mr & Mrs Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers: an award-winning boutique-hotel booking service specialising in the world’s most seductive stays. Founded in 2003, there are now more than 1,300 boutique and luxury hotels in the collection, all hand-picked, approved by our team of hotel hunters and then reviewed (anonymously) by trusted tastemakers.

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