It was a big weekend for Team La Tour: as well as looking after guests at the busy Hotel La Tour Birmingham, our athletic guys and girls took to the water for the annual Dragonboat Festival at Brindleyplace.
Team La Tour De Force was made up of colleagues from throughout all hotel departments who put on a great show of motivation and strength on the water.
It was a damp day for crew and supporters alike with somewhat dreary “summer” conditions but the wet weather failed to dampen spirits as the team raced ahead in their first heat. Similar strong performances were to follow and we were only just pipped to a coveted semi-final place.
Suppliers and friends gathered for an informal get together on Friday evening, enjoying welcome drinks and a hog roast on The Auden Rooms roof terrace. For some it was a late night – no names mentioned – but everyone made it down for breakfast before assembling in the lobby for a group photo and then making our way up to support the team at Brindleyplace.
Great fun was had and it was all in aid of Help Harry Help Others, a cause very dear to our hearts. The money raised is still being counted but we hope to have achieved a sizeable amount for this great charity, inspired by young Harry Moseley.
Many thanks to all those who have kindly supported us so far – you can still donate online here