Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Steps Up To Travel Around The World The World In A Day For Charity

This information originated in UK English.

June 08, 2009

ABERDEEN, UK -  Hilton Aberdeen Treetops is inviting the local community to travel "Around the World in a Day" on Sunday June 14th as part of Hilton in the Community Foundation's annual national charity event.

All proceeds raised from this year's event in Aberdeen, sponsored by Precor fitness equipment, will be donated to local charity, Befriend a Child which partners adult role models with local children who are identified as suffering or at risk.

The effort in Aberdeen is part of a national challenge. Hilton team members, charity partners and the public will all be working together on the day in over 70 hotels and offices all over the country, collectively aiming to travel the circumference of the earth - 24,901.55 miles. Hilton Hotels will also be competing to see who can cover the most miles.

In Aberdeen participants will aim to cover as much distance as possible by running, walking, cycling or swimming as many sponsored miles as they can. On the day there will also be a summer fete with mouth-watering food and drink to keep energy levels high for the challenge.

Befriend a Child's communications and marketing officer, Duncan Peter said: "We're all really excited to be involved with the Hilton's Around the World In A Day challenge. It will be a real family event with something for all ages.

"We're encouraging everyone to come along on the day, whether it's to pull on your trainers and run a few miles or simply to provide support to participating teams at Hilton Aberdeen Treetops."

According to Mike Metcalfe, general manager at Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, this year's event is another fantastic opportunity for the community to get together and to have fun in support of a great cause.

"It doesn't matter what age you are or your fitness level, every bit of effort helps! To get involved all you have to do is register in advance and come and join us on June 14th for an amazing day of summer fun and exercise."

Around the World in a Day is being supported this year by Gladiators from Sky One's news series. Enigma, Doom, Siren, Amazon and Warrior attended the event's launch and a Gladiator team will be competing in the Team Challenge at one of the Hilton hotels this summer. Participants around the country can then pit their times against those of the muscle-bound stars throughout the day via a live internet link-up.

Registration packs, including an event t-shirt cost just £5. To register or to find out more information please call 020 7605 7641 or log onto www.hilton-foundation.org.uk

About the Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Hotels' charity dedicated to supporting young people in need. Focused on disabled children, children in hospitals, hospices and homelessness, grants supporting disadvantaged young people are made in the UK and Ireland, while in the event of international disaster; grants are made to relief organisations at the Trustees' discretion. 

In 2008 the Foundation awarded £1.24 million to 294 charitable organisations benefiting over 200,000 young people.

The Foundation's core costs are funded by Hilton Hotels, so every net pound or Euro raised goes directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of Hilton team members, family and friends and with the support of Hilton guests and company suppliers.
To find out more please take a look at our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk


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