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By March 8, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, STEMM

Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised over £1,500.00 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at the Deer Park Country House Hotel on Monday 5th March. The funds have been allocated to local heroes taking part in Le Tour de Cuisine 2018, The Cotswold Cycle Challenge on Monday 4th June 2018.

Following a luxury four course feast was a raffle featuring some fantastic prizes donated by a selection of Heavenly Devon Hotels and Restaurants, including a night in the stunning Treehouse at Deer Park Country House Hotel, a night at Dart Marina Hotel and Spa and a luxury beach hut stay at Cary Arms & Spa. The night ended with some fantastic entertainment from cabaret artist and compere extraordinaire, Goronwy Thom.

Mark Godfrey, Managing Director at the Deer Park Country House Hotel was delighted to play host on the evening, saying “It was our pleasure to host Association members and their guests at Deer Park for a celebratory extravaganza. The event gave guests the chance to let their hair down and enjoy an evening of delicious food and top-notch entertainment in our sparkling orangery, before heading out to seal the evening with a bang with Sonic Fireworks display.”

Derek Phillips, Honorary Secretary for The Exeter and the Heart of Devon Hotels Association added “We are so pleased with the amount raised for this incredible deserving charity. We are also very grateful to our members for raising such an amazing sum and for the prizes they donated. The association has just celebrated a very successful winter season, with members reporting an excellent trading result.”

Hospitality Action was established in 1837 and offers vital assistance to all who work or have worked within the hospitality industry in the UK. They support people who have suffered life altering illness or who might be experiencing poverty, bereavement and domestic violence.

Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association, is a collection of more than 50 of the finest hotels and restaurants in Devon. The Association dates back to the 1930’s and has a long history of helping to look after the interests of local hotels and promoting the region as a tourist destination.

For more information about The Cotswold Cycle Challenge and to make a donation, visit