PRESS RELEASE: The Talbot Partners with Oakleaf and Eikon

PRESS RELEASE: The Talbot Partners with Oakleaf and Eikon

The Talbot partners with local mental health charities Oakleaf and Eikon

The Talbot, a premier hotel in Ripley owned by Bespoke Hotels, is delighted to be partnering with local charities Oakleaf and Eikon in 2024 to support the mental health of young people and adults in Surrey.

Arvind Azad, Hotel Manager at The Talbot, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration: “I have spent some time getting to learn and know more about both Eikon and Oakleaf and the work they do to support young people and adults in Surrey. I, along with my team here at The Talbot, am delighted and keen to get involved to be able to support both charities this year. I am ecstatic that we will be able to play our role in this joint partnership by supporting both charities so that they can continue to help those who need support and make the positive impact on their mental health & wellbeing”.  

The hotel has committed to supporting these charitable organisations through a range of initiatives aimed at raising awareness, generating funds, and providing tangible assistance.

Some of the key activities The Talbot will undertake include:

  • Distributing information flyers about the charity in public spaces and guest bedrooms, ensuring a broad reach among its clientele
  • Allocating a dedicated charity parking space for both organisations
  • Introducing staff mufti days, providing employees the opportunity to support Oakleaf and Eikon
  • Offering generous auction prizes, such as a one-night stay with breakfast for two people.
  • Providing complimentary room hire for meetings and events for the charities.
  • Launching a signature Mocktail in May in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, raising funds for each drink sold.

Jen Clay, Head of Fundraising and Engagement at Oakleaf, said: “We are thrilled to be supported by The Talbot in 2024. Together, we aim for the partnership to create a positive impact, ensuring more people in Surrey receive mental health and wellbeing support who need it.

Becky Hughes, Grants and Corporate Partnerships Manager at Eikon, said “It is so encouraging to see the community coming alongside local charities in this way. This joint partnership will help raise awareness of the mental health crisis, as well as raising vital funds to enable Eikon and Oakleaf to provide support to children and adults in Surrey.”

The Talbot has set up online fundraising pages for Oakleaf and Eikon, viewable here: The Talbot – Fundraising Page

Notes to Editors:

Contact details:

Jen Clay – Head of Fundraising and Engagement, Oakleaf

01483 303649

About: Oakleaf

Oakleaf is a mental health charity based in Guildford that supports clients aged 16+ who are managing their mental health. The charity’s mission is to foster confidence and reduce social isolation through a wide range of wellbeing activities and support groups, work-related training and employment guidance, and counselling. Oakleaf also acts as a social enterprise, selling gardening services to the public – the funds of which are fed straight back to the charity.

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About: The Talbot

The Talbot nestled in the heart of the picturesque Surrey village of Ripley boasts a contemporary feel, yet retaining its original, historical charm with period features. It has choice of 43 bedrooms, a Restaurant and a comfortable & friendly bar. The Talbot provides four versatile and adaptable event spaces, including the renowned Surrey Barns with its beautiful oak beams, which are ideal for functions and events from conferences, training days, board meetings to celebrations, and a comfortable stay.

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About: Eikon

Eikon supports children and young people in Surrey who are struggling with poor emotional wellbeing and mental health for whatever reason, giving them the skills to respond positively to life’s challenges and thrive. Our focus is on prevention or helping early on before a concern becomes a crisis.

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