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Essentially Catering Magazine - March 2019

        Industry News

        City hotel adapts facilities for

        customers affected by cancer

        Edinburgh’s largest independent
        hotel is adapting its facilities to
        accommodate guests who have
        been affected by cancer. Ten
        Hill Place is making alterations
        to all disabled toilets in its
        129-bedroom Old Town building
        to make its services easier to use
        for guests who have a stoma*.
          The hotel, which is managed by
        Surgeons Quarter - the commercial
        arm of the Royal College of
        Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
        - is adding a shelf and installing a
        hook behind the door of its toilets
        to enable visitors with stoma bags
        to be able to use them comfortably.
        These redesigns come as Surgeons
        Quarter embarks upon a year-long
        partnership with Bowel Cancer UK
        to raise £50,000 in 2019.
          * A stoma is an opening on the stomach
        that has been made for a section of bowel
        to be brought through, so that waste can be
        collected in a pouch or bag that is attached
        to the skin. Stomas can be formed during   Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by the RCSEd. All profits are invested into
        surgery for bowel cancer or for other   training surgeons worldwide
        conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
        National Tea Day

        partners with Mind

        National Tea Day has partnered with leading mental health charity Mind
        to bring people together over tea and raise awareness around the benefits
        of sharing a cup of tea with friends or family to talk about what’s on
        their mind.
          The partnership will coincide with the official National Tea Day - 21 April -
        and will see 10% of the gate receipts from FesTeaVal, the family-friendly
        tea festival on 13 and 14 April at Tobacco Docks, East London being donated
        to Mind.
          Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said: “With one in four suffering from a mental health problem
        in the UK; and depression and loneliness on the rise, the partnership aims to encourage people to put down their phones and
        speak to those they know over a cup of tea, supporting better mental health.
          “Every penny raised will fund our vital work including Mind’s Infoline, advice services and the campaigning work we do to
        secure a better deal for the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year.”

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