corporate social responsibility
Beyond the Moon - Our Nominated Charity
Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments.
PREM Group has been supporting Beyond the Moon for 14 years and in that time we are delighted to have has raised over €200,000 to send 44 families on the holiday of a lifetime.
When you visit our hotels and apartments, you may notice "Beyond the Moon" collection boxes and donation envelopes in our reception areas and guest rooms. All monies donated go directly to this wonderful charity. Next time you stay at one of our properties, we would be most grateful if you could please spare some change to help this wonderful cause. Every donation counts, no matter how small.
For the last 14 years PREM Group Ireland and Trinity Hospitality Services have hosted a Charity golf event in aid of the company’s nominated charity Beyond the Moon. This year’s event was held at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort and it was the most successful one yet.
Over 40 teams (164 people) teed up at Tulfarris aiming to win some wonderful prizes and to support this great charity. PREM Group has been supporting Beyond the Moon for 14 years and in that time have raised sufficient funds to send 50 families on a holiday of a lifetime. Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments.
Some of the highlights from this event:
PREM raised over €25,000 between entrance fees, raffles, sponsorship and donations.
We received sponsorship support from over 50 suppliers. Everything from goodie bags, meat, fish, refreshments, prizes, etc. were provided free of charge by our suppliers.
PREM Group are always working towards a more inclusive environment and take the subject of accessibility for our guests very seriously, especially with the growing demand in the sector. We have teamed up with an award-winning company specialised in providing easy to access information for people requiring special accessibility needs, Mobility Mojo.
Guests can simply browse our hotel’s website and link to the accessibility rating page whereby they can see their ‘standard of accessibly rating’ which ranges from bronze to platinum. This tool is proving very popular as accessibility is an issue for many people from parents travelling with infants in a pram to someone on crutches or using a walking stick. Not only do PREM Group audit their properties for wheelchair accessibility, we also rate other areas including voice announcements in lifts, braille letters on buttons, subtitles on TVs and alarm cords in bedrooms for emergency assistance.
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Mercy Efforts for Child Protection Against Trafficking with the Hospitality Sector (MECPATHS)
Human trafficking is a threat to vulnerable children worldwide. According to the most recent global estimate from the International Labour Organisation, close to 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide of which 4.5 million of those victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation. The hotel industry in particular can be seen as offering locations of privacy and can be viewed by traffickers as a place to keep undercover. MECPATHS provide valuable training to hospitality teams to identify the signs of potential trafficking to ensure their guests safety.
PREM Group proudly work with MECPATHS in all of our hotels and serviced apartments, enforcing this valuable in-house training . Further to this our HR team provide a training module for all staff on our in-house e-learning software Eureka. Earlier this year PREM Group were awarded by MECPATHS for their efforts in supporting this cause.
Leading Ireland’s Future Together (lift)
PREM Group are proudly partnered with LIFT – a non-profit initiative that aims to help positive leadership in Ireland.
At PREM Group, personal development is important to us and our teams, and we believe everyone has the potential for leadership and given the opportunity to nurture this skill. The LIFT’s training concept is based on eight thoroughly researched key leadership values. PREM Group have contributed to cover the costs of the initiative within PREM while allowing the LIFT programme to continue into other non-profit organisations. We aim to have 1/3 of PREM employees trained in LIFT across Europe by 2019.