Rezidor is pleased to announce that the fourth city taking part in our Soap & the City action on 5 June will be:
Although Dublin might be smaller than other European capitals, it doesn’t mean that the city is lacking in character! Come and meet its friendly, young and cosmopolitan people: they will help you discover the wealth of architecture, history and activities that Dublin has to offer.
Three Rezidor hotels are ready to welcome you to Dublin: the Radisson Blu Royal, the Radisson Blu St Helen’s and the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport. All three hotels will participate in the Soap & the City project, together with Serve the City. The 1,000 packs of amenities earmarked for Dublin will be presented to charities which help homeless people. On the same day, Rezidor hotels staff will connect with the Capuchin Day Centre in Bow Street Dublin to provide food for approximately 1,000 persons!
Like all Rezidor hotels, our Dublin properties are very involved with their local communities. In the past, local charities have benefited from donations of equipment, clothing, linen and toys.
One of the most memorable fundraisers was held at the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport in aid of the Robyn Symth Foundation. Robyn was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer in 2007 at the age of three. Following treatment, her cancer went into remission for four years. However, in February 2013, Robyn’s cancer returned. As the treatment available in Ireland was quite limited, her family started fundraising so they could send her for potentially lifesaving treatment in the US or Europe.
Through a car wash day and a gala event at the hotel, more than €2,000 was raised for Robyn’s charity. This has helped Robyn to receive further treatment in the US.
Our Dublin hotels often organise sporting events to raise money for other charities. Staff from the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport raised €1,000 by cycling 500 km on a stationary bike. The proceeds were donated to the St Michael’s House YES project. St Michael’s House helps children between the ages of two and five who have a significant intellectual disability and complex needs.
What about Serve the City in Dublin?
STC Ireland mobilises volunteers to serve the practical needs of marginalised and vulnerable persons. Currently active in Dublin Galway and Limerick, volunteer teams offer simple acts of service in peoples homes or communities, helping in practical ways like painting a room; clearing out a garden; and cleaning up a house after a flood etc. Often their volunteers spend time talking with clients – listening to their stories which helps break down some of the social isolation they experience. About 50% of the volunteers are non-Irish nationals either working or studying in Dublin. Pictured below is one of their Brazilian volunteers!