The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town has donated 383 items of linen, valued at over R83 000 (€4 800), to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the Kensington Educare Centre.
The items include duvet covers, flat double-bed sheets and pillowcases, mattress and pillow protectors, bath and hand towels, gowns and facecloths.
“We are surrounded by incredible luxury at The Table Bay hotel and that includes the finest linens. The conundrum for the hospitality industry is that linen needs to be replaced regularly even though the ‘old’ linen is still relatively new and of excellent quality,” explains the hotel’s General Manager, Joanne Selby.
“To prevent our linen ending up as textile waste at landfill sites where it can take over 200 years to decompose, we make every effort to repurpose as many items as possible. We are especially delighted that our upcycling initiative will assist both of these very worthy organisations.”
Chantel Cooper, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, thanked the hotel for the gesture. “Your support means a lot to sick and injured children as they bravely endure often lengthy stays in hospital and fight battles most adults could not. We sincerely appreciate your belief in what we do.”