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Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Went ‘Around the World in a Day’ For The Archie Foundation, CLAN House And CHAS In June
Hilton Aberdeen Treetops And Hilton In The Community Foundation Collected Kilometres And Went ‘Around The World In A Day’ For Three Local Charities This June
June 17, 2013
ABERDEEN, U.K. - Hilton Aberdeen Treetops invited the local community to step up and travel ‘Around the World in a Day' on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June as part of Hilton in the Community Foundation's annual charity challenge.
All net proceeds raised from this year's event at the hotel in Aberdeen will be donated to The Archie Foundation, CHAS and CLAN Haven, to help support sick and disadvantaged children in the north east of Scotland. With sponsorship money still coming in, the aim is to beat the £1,053 raised last year.
The fundraiser in Aberdeen is part of a continental Europe-wide annual challenge organised by Hilton in the Community Foundation, Hilton Worldwide's charity partner in Europe. Hotel team members from more than 120 hotels across 18 countries worked together with charity partners and members of the public on the day. They collectively travelled 28,419 miles (45,736 km), the circumference of the earth, in aid of numerous charities supporting ill and disadvantaged children and young adults, chosen by each hotel.
In Aberdeen, participants held a bike ride on 15 June and a walk from hotel to hotel on 16 June between the Hilton Worldwide properties in Aberdeen: Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre, Hilton Aberdeen TreeTops and Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre.
Mike Marshall, general manager of Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, said, "We were thrilled with the fun ‘Around the World in a Day' event, which has meant real support for The Archie Foundation, CLAN House and CHAS. It is one of the highlights of our community calendar and great to be part of something happening on the same day across the whole of Europe."
Simon Sheehan, director of Hilton in the Community Foundation, said, "We are continually delighted by the passion and commitment shown by our team members to deserving causes in their local communities. Around the World in a Day enables us to support a wide range of local causes supporting disadvantaged young people. It is vital that businesses give back and this event is one expression of this ongoing focus. We are grateful to our volunteers in Aberdeen for delivering a fun and successful event".
Since it was founded in 2007, the ‘Around the World in a Day' event has raised an incredible £524,253 in support of 307 different children's charities, schools and good causes across Europe. It has provided a fun and active way for hotels to link up with and support their local communities in a welcome addition to their year-round Foundation activities.
About Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Worldwide's charity vehicle in Europe dedicated to supporting young people in need by combating exclusion and providing skills, aspirations and opportunities. Focussed on improving access to, and the quality of, education and healthcare, the Foundation mobilises local giving and targets four key areas: disabled children, children in hospitals, children's hospices and homelessness. Grants help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Europe. The Foundation works across Europe and seeks to complement and promote Hilton Worldwide's global commitment to corporate social responsibility ‘Travel with Purpose'.
Hilton Worldwide contributes to the Foundation's core costs, maximising every net pound or euro raised to go directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of team members, family and friends and with the support of guests and company suppliers. Since its establishment in November 2000 the Foundation has raised over £12 million for charity.
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