The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge – which reopened this summer after a complete renovation – is giving back to the community this autumn with a very generous donation of £20,000 to our Covid-19 Relief Fund. They have also offered four members of hospital staff some rest and relaxation with a luxury stay to thank them for their hard work during the pandemic.

The four members of staff, selected at random, are lung health check administrator, Toussaint Smith; China Pickering, a physiotherapist from Royal Brompton Hospital; theatre practitioner, Kumari Kalubowilage Dona; and specialist biomedical scientist Manjit Mudhar from Harefield Hospital.

China Pickering said: “It is so nice that the hotel acknowledges the hard work that everyone has done and is continuing to do. The past 18 months have been hard for everyone around the country, so it is wonderful to take this time to reflect on the people we have helped and our NHS colleagues. We are honoured to do the job we do and to receive a stay at the new Carlton Tower is such a treat!”

Toussaint Smith said: “[winning this stay is] a great feeling! It’s been a really challenging time for everyone with new methods of working and strict government restrictions. I was also recently diagnosed with early- onset Parkinson’s which made this year even more challenging. It will be great to get away for a night.”

We want to extend our gratitude to The Carlton Tower Jumeirah for their donation of £20,000. This donation will allow us to support Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals in their recovery following the pandemic – ensuring patients are diagnosed and treated efficiently with the purchase of essential equipment.

Richard Bowyer, our Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that The Carlton Tower Jumeirah has recognised the hospitals’ staff for their courageous work during the pandemic. Our NHS colleagues have done amazing work caring for some of the sickest Covid-19 patients. The Carlton Tower Jumeirah’s generosity is another moving example of how the communities around the hospitals have helped our staff during this challenging time.”