England football star Jenas links up with hotel

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ENGLAND footballer Jermaine Jenas has joined forces with Annesley hotel, the Dakota Bar and Grill, in a charity partnership.

Ex-Nottingham Forest midfielder Jenas is the co-founder of the Aquinas Foundation — a charity that works within schools to tackle truancy, bullying, gang culture and racism.

“I am delighted to be working in partnership with Dakota,” said Jenas. “The work that the Aquinas Foundation is carrying out continues to produce some fantastic results.

“The help and support that the hotel is providing will enable us to expand the charity’s reach even further, allowing the important work to have an impact on more young people’s lives.”

Holiday Inn Nottingham, which owns Dakota, has adopted this cause as the second charity the company will be supporting in the coming year.

Earlier it was announced that Dakota would be linking up with Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC ) which is based at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Anna Parsons, manager of Dakota, added: “Both the Aquinas Foundation and PASIC are incredible organisations.”

n OUR PHOTO shows footballer Jenas (second from left) with (from left) Craig Anderson, of Aquinas, Anna Parsons and Kevin McMenamin, also of Aquinas