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Hilton Hotels In Prague Host Annual Christmas Charity Concert
December 21, 2010
PRAGUE - On Sunday, December 19, Hilton Prague Hotel and Hilton Prague Old Town took pleasure in organising the annual Christmas Charity Concert for the hotels' guests and business partners, which has been a Christmas highlight for 14 years. Michael Specking, general manager of both Hilton hotels in Prague, was delighted to hand over a cheque to the value of CZK 120,000 to the Tereza Maxova Detem Foundation, which works to help children in need.
The Instant Filmic Orchestra by Varhan Orchestrovic Bauer and a special guest of the evening, the International Female Choir Viva Voce, brought the festive spirit to life with carols sung in different languages.
The Tereza Maxova Detem Foundation, and in particular an educational project called 'Under the Wings,' benefits from proceeds raised through two charity campaigns at Hilton Prague Hotel and Hilton Prague Old Town.
Both hotels have been participating in the "Small Change, Big Difference" campaign organised by the Hilton in the Community Foundation, which has been running since October 2010. The campaign invited Hilton guests to add an optional one euro or its equivalent in the respective local currency onto their room bill during their stay.
Additionally, the hotels have been supporting another Hilton in the Community Foundation activity, 'Duck for Change,' since June 2010. Throughout the campaign, hotel guests had the opportunity to buy collectable sets of rubber ducks, representing different characters working in a hotel, for just CZK 130 per box of three ducks.
Mr. Specking said, "The spirit of Christmas is meant to be shared and helps us think of others. I am sincerely happy that guests as well as team members of the Hilton hotels in Prague supported a good cause and contributed to children in need."
About Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Worldwide's charity dedicated to supporting young people in need. Focused on Education and Health, grants supporting disadvantaged young people are made in the UK and continental Europe, while in the event of international disaster grants are made to relief organisations at the Trustees' discretion.
The Foundation's core costs are funded by Hilton Worldwide, so every net pound 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. In 2009 through the Foundation team members, guests and suppliers raised over £1,051,264 (€1,267,300) while the Foundation awarded 324 grants to 251 charities. Please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk
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