When our Group Revenue Manager, Hannah Dilks, heard about Kevin Perisi's challenge of walking 500 miles from Portsmouth to Glasgow to raise money for children's cancer charities, she knew that Atlas Hotels could help.
We are very proud to be be supporting the 'Beautiful Boy - 500 miles to Kai' challenge and are providing accommodation to Kevin and his supporters as they make their walk across the UK and our teams look forward to welcoming them.
27th Nov – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC
28th Nov – Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
29th Nov – Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park
6th Dec – Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre
7th Dec – Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
14th Dec – Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Metro Centre
16th Dec – Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport
Kevin's drive to raise money starts with a boy called Kai Laidlaw who is 2 years old. Kai was first diagnosed with Infant ALL (Leukaemia) in September 2013 when he was 8 months old and despite treatment throughout his young life Kai's family were recently told the devastating news that Kais leukaemia had returned for the third time but continues to fight with a smile on his face.
Kai has a large following through social media and it was here through friends that Kevin saw Kai's story. In addition to writing and releasing a song for Kai, Kevin has also set himself the task of walking 500 miles from Portsmouth to Glasgow. Kevin has no personal ties with Childhood Cancer apart from a lot of empathy and love for Kai and children in a similar position and Atlas are happy to support him on his challenge.