Apex Hotels To Help NHS Heroes Say ‘I Do’ In Style


24th June 2021

Apex Hotels are set to give away five dream big days to NHS heroes as part of a continuing partnership with Operation Recuperation.

Operation Recuperation has been working with 20 of the hardest-hit hospital trusts throughout the pandemic and has gifted almost 1,000 stays and experiences to NHS staff.

Alongside the charitable organisation, the Scottish hotel group is giving away a total of five weddings or civil ceremonies to deserving couples across the UK.

Hotels participating include Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh, Apex City of Bath Hotel, Apex City of London Hotel and Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee.

The lucky couples will be treated to all the essentials to make their wedding day special, thanks to the hotels and their networks of key suppliers – with celebrations for up to 50 people being laid on.

Each property will provide one winning couple with a three-course wedding breakfast, drinks package, evening buffet, top table flowers, ceremony room hire and upgraded wedding night accommodation – as well as a traditional piper at the Edinburgh hotels.

Trusted suppliers will also contribute to each of the celebrations, with flowers, cake, DJ, hairdresser and make-up, covering almost every element of the dream big day.

The lucky couple will be selected from over 4,000 vetted front-line NHS workers who were invited to apply to Operation Recuperation over the course of the pandemic, many of whom have had to postpone or cancel their wedding plans as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Apex Hotels kicked off its partnership with Operation Recuperation earlier in the year, gifting 10 overnight stays at its hotels across the UK to nominated NHS workers as a well-deserved break.

Kim Wilkinson, Group Director of Sales for Apex Hotels, said: “We’re thrilled to be working again with Operation Recuperation – this time to turn deserving NHS workers’ dream big days into reality.

“Across five of our UK properties, we’ll be providing wedding packages worth a total of £30,000. Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of our trusted network of suppliers, we’ll be able to add lots of little touches to ensure a special day for each of our lucky couples.

“Our NHS heroes across the UK have worked exceptionally hard over the course of the past year and, like many others, have had major milestone moments like weddings either postponed or totally cancelled as a result. We want to do our bit to say ‘thank you’ for all they do by helping in any way we can – and luckily, we’re pretty good at weddings.”

Rachel Sherwood, founder of Operation Recuperation, said: “When the team at Apex asked if we’d like to help them give away wedding packages to NHS workers who’d had their big days postponed, the answer was a resounding YES!

“We’ve had a lot of superb donations to Operation Recuperation since March 2020 and it’s been a joy to give them away to almost 1,000 staff from the UK’s hardest hit hospitals.

“They’ve all made a difference but this one is extra special as it’ll be creating a lifelong memory for the NHS ‘winners’ and their loved ones. It’s a brilliant idea from a company who have been a joy to partner with and I can’t wait to help them make it a reality.”

Apex Hotels are also inviting other local suppliers who wish to help out with the wedding celebrations to contact Kirstie.logan@apexhotels.co.uk with details on what they do, how they can help and where they are based.

Couples invited to nominate themselves via Operation Recuperation will have until 24th July to apply.

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

Located no more than 90 minutes from 90% of Scotland’s population, the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa is perfectly placed for meetings and events. It’s central location is well served by public transport.

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