STAFF from Mottram Hall Hotel held a charity car wash to raise vital funds for their chosen charity, Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Team members swapped an afternoon working inside the hotel for ensuring their colleagues’ cars were squeaky clean.

They collected a contribution per car wash to raise funds for Francis House and as a result of their hard work raised nearly £100.

Ella Pearson from Mottram Hall said: “A huge well done to all the team who took part in the charity car wash.

“It was a real team effort and everyone made sure they worked hard for their charity donations. It was an afternoon well spent and we’re thrilled we managed to raise funds for such a deserving charity.”

Staff also headed over to the Lowry Outlet Mall at Salford Quays to decorate a bespoke Christmas tree for Francis House.

The tree showcased the hotel’s facilities, and included personalised golf balls, ELEMIS products, and vouchers for spa days and overnight stays at the hotel.

The trees will be displayed to the public in the mall from October 28 to December 9, and the public will be able to buy the beautifully-decorated trees, or simply enjoy browsing the many trees with various exciting themes.

Last year the trees, along with promotional items and a raffle, raised £35,000 for the charity.

Champneys bought the 18th-century Grade II listed Mottram Hall in October.

Champneys owners Dorothy and Stephen Purdew, who completed a deal with former owners Q Hotels at the end of August, are now planning a £10 million refurbishment, including a £5 million overhaul of the spa facilities.