The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course - renowned Chef Albert Roux’s Borders establishment - is celebrating raising over £1000 in support of a Scottish children’s charity this year.
Throughout 2015, the hotel has raised funds for the Teapot Trust, which supports children with long term health conditions across Scotland, particularly those with rheumatologic conditions such as arthritis and SLE Lupus, by providing art therapy in medical settings.
Events included a Civic Week tea party hosted at Kelso’s Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course which raised £285. The sum was matched by the hotels management company, Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).
A further £484 has been raised since July’s event by the hotel’s Chez Roux restaurant which has donated £1 from every afternoon tea sold. It will continue to do so until March 2016, enabling guests to enjoy freshly baked goods, delicacies and artisan sandwiches whilst supporting a good cause.
Chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO, head of the famous cooking dynasty behind the U.K’s first triple Michelin starred restaurant said: “I am really pleased with the amount we have raised so far for the charity.
“The people of Kelso have shown great support for this campaign and we are thankful that they have helped us deliver this fantastic sum to the Teapot Trust in time for Christmas. We look forward to supporting the Teapot Trust’s work throughout 2016.”
Laura Young, founder of the charity said, “We are overwhelmed by the support from Albert Roux, ICMI, the Roxburghe Hotel and the people of Kelso. This year we have expanded our services to the Borders’ General Hospital delivering art therapy to the children attending the Rheumatology Clinic.
“With the support from donations we are able to continue to improve the experiences of chronically ill children across Scotland.”
• Afternoon tea in Chez Roux at The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course costs £19.50 and can be booked directly from the hotel, 01573 450 331.