February 2016 – The Lanesborough will launch a special afternoon tea this Mother’s Day (6 March), in support of mothers2mothers, the charity which harnesses the power of Mentor Mothers to end paediatric AIDS in Africa. Recently re-opened after its 18-month refurbishment, the hotel will donate £5 from each tea which will be available between 6 – 24 March directly to mothers2mothers.
The hotel’s star Head Pastry Chef, Nicolas Rouzaud has created a special afternoon tea to inspire awareness and donations for the cause. Served in the stunning surrounds of the hotel’s fine dining restaurant Celeste, the tea includes a specially designed cake inspired by the charity’s logo, along with finger sandwiches, patisseries and homemade scones. Guests are encouraged to treat their own mothers, whilst raising awareness and funds for mothers2mothers.
Every day almost 600 children are infected with HIV globally – almost 90% of these cases happen within sub-Saharan Africa, and most are acquired from mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Founded in 2001 mothers2mothers (m2m) works to prevent mothers dying of AIDS and babies contracting HIV. The charity, whose supporters include Candice Swanepoel and Annie Lennox, trains, employs, and empowers local mothers living with HIV as Mentor Mothers, frontline healthcare workers based in understaffed health clinics and within communities, providing other HIV-positive mothers with vital health education and support to protect their babies from HIV.
Geoffrey Gelardi, Managing Director, The Lanesborough says of the partnership, “We are delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause as mothers2mothers. What better way to support this cause than celebrating Mother’s Day by welcoming mothers and their families to The Lanesborough for an afternoon tea in Celeste”.
Emma France, European Director mothers2mothers adds, “It is a privilege to be joining forces with The Lanesborough to celebrate such a momentous moment in our 2016 calendar, Mother’s Day. The support of The Lanesborough brings us one step closer to our vision of a world where no mother dies of AIDS and no baby is born with HIV.”
Available from 6th – 24th March 2016 The Lanesborough’s mothers2mothers tea will cost from £48 per person or £62 per person with a glass of Champagne Taittinger. The Lanesborough will be donating a portion of all proceeds to mothers2mothers directly.
About mothers2mothers (m2m)
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based not-for-profit organisation leading global efforts to end paediatric AIDS and create healthy families and communities by training, employing, and empowering HIV-positive mothers as frontline healthcare workers. Since its founding in 2001, m2m has reached more than 1.3 million HIV-positive mothers in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa with its scalable, high-impact peer approach.
About The Lanesborough
With its enviable location at the heart of London, in prestigious Knightsbridge, and panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. The Lanesborough’s legacy lies with it having been built on the former home of Viscount Lanesborough and remains one of London’s most revered Regency landmarks. Following its re-opening in summer 2015, the hotel’s elegant surroundings, exquisite cuisine, unsurpassed attention to detail and world-renowned service are second to none. The Lanesborough captures the sense of a grand residence and offers 93 guest rooms, including 43 suites, and a personal butler service for all guests. Oetker Collection manages the hotel, bringing their expertise to the United Kingdom for the first time. www.lanesborough.com
About Oetker Collection
Oetker Collection is one of the most inspiring selections of masterpiece hotels in the world. The name
‘masterpiece hotels’ includes a pledge; a commitment to provide service of the highest quality, every hour of every day. The pearl as a symbol combines singularity, beauty and quality. The individual pearls bind together to form a unique string of pearls. Each property is one-of-a-kind, reflecting the unique European heritage and sharing the highest levels of service internationally with exceptional and historic architecture & interiors combining with great attention to detail. Oetker Collection embraces ten luxury hotels: www.oetkercollection.com