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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Staff Take Part in Midnight Ramble

On Saturday April 24th seven members of staff at The Cloud Hotel completed the Midnight Ramble to Hurst Castle and back to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice and still managed to be back at work for breakfast on Sunday morning. Over 700 walkers took part in this event that was started last year and looks like it is going to be an annual fund raising event, raising thousands of pounds for the Hospice. At The Cloud Hotel we are committed to raising money for our chosen charities and congratulations to all of those who took part.

I'm delighted to report that one of my longest serving and loyal members of staff has returned to work after a long illness. Last year Sue Baker was unexpectedly taken ill and  has been missed by my regular customers and all of us at The Cloud Hotel but she is now fully recovered and back serving breakfast again. Welcome back Sue.

On Wednesday I attended the IoD Convention at The Albert Hall in London. I've always enjoyed this event as I meet other business owners and listen to some very well known business leaders. I usually return to The Cloud Hotel highly motivated and inspired by what I have heard during the day but this year it was overtaken by the election campaign and to me the most entertaining and inspiring speaker of the day was Emma Harrison CBE Chairman of A4e a company she set up in 1991 to provide skills and employment training for workers made unemployed by the decline in Sheffield's steel industry. Emma not only inspires you with her advice but also has a wonderful sense of humour.

We are looking forward to a busy Bank Holiday week-end in The New Forest and hope we will enjoy some suuny weather!

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