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Metro Hotel on Pitt lends its support for Sydney Homeless Connect

July 21, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

Metro Hotel on Pitt’s management and staff have volunteered their time and support for Sydney Homeless Connect for the second year running.

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This involves informing those who find themselves in this situation that there is hope and help for them, and connecting them with social and government services that they may not have known were available.

Sydney Homeless Connect provides an annual winter event at Sydney Town Hall where its open-door policy allows people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to connect with service and care providers to help them move forward.

The aim is to improve Sydney’s homeless situation and ultimately find permanent accommodation for those in need.

Metro Hotel on Pitt’s Property Manager, Simon Wanstall, said the definition of homelessness is not restricted to those sleeping rough on the streets.

“There are thousands of people, including families with children who sleep in their cars, couch surf or use the services of community shelters. And there are thousands more who are on the brink of living this way if they do not improve their financial or family situations soon.”

Simon is committed to managing the hotel ethically, and contributing to the economic, social and environmental well-being of its employees and the community.

“Sydney Homeless Connect is just one project in our ongoing corporate responsibility program that sees our staff raise money or awareness for a variety of causes throughout the year,” Simon said.

In the past year, Metro Hotel on Pitt employees have volunteered over 250 hours of their time to help various charities and fundraising initiatives. This equates to 15 hours per person of volunteer work each year.  Over the past year, employees have volunteered their time and raised funds for Legacy, RUOK Day, Movember, Operation Christmas Child, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for cancer, and Girls Night In for cancer research.

A 119-room mid-scale hotel located in Sydney’s CBD, Metro Hotel on Pitt completed a major refurbishment in the last year, with all guest rooms and public areas receiving an extensive makeover.

Visit www.metrohotels.com.au for information and images of Metro Hotel on Pitt.

Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The group offers a national accommodation network of properties in key locations and major cities across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gladstone, Perth and Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.

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