Hilton Strathclyde Teams Up With Familiar Football Faces For A NIght Of Premier League Entertainment

This information originated in UK English.

October 23, 2009

BELLSHILL, UK -  Hilton Strathclyde will be teaming up with renowned Scottish football referee, Willie Young, and Scottish Cup striker and comic, Eric Davidson, for a premiere night of entertainment at its Sportsman's Dinner.

Taking place on Saturday 24th October in Hilton Strathclyde's John Logie Baird suite, all proceeds raised from the black-tie event will be donated to selected local charities through Hilton in the Community Foundation.

Master of ceremonies, Eric Davidson, will be providing some light entertainment with his sporting anecdotes and poetry as well as taking up the role of charity auctioneer for the evening.

Diners will also be treated to accomplished wit, raconteur and former FIFA international referee, Willie Young's recollections of tense matches and top class footballers in his 15 seasons of the game.

Founded in 2001, Hilton in the Community Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting young people worldwide in the communities that Hilton serves. In 2008, the Foundation donated over £1.1m to a range of worthy causes with particular focus being given to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

The Foundation has supported a wide range of charities in Lanarkshire through Hilton Strathclyde including Action for Blind People, the St Andrew's Hospice and SNAP (Special Needs Adventure Playground).

Jill Newbigging, general manager at Hilton Strathclyde, said: "The Hilton Strathclyde's Sportsman's Dinner is a fantastic way of raising money for deserving local charities and initiatives. This year we are delighted to have Willie and Eric join us in supporting Hilton in the Community Foundation which funds projects for vulnerable people in and around the Bellshill area."

Costing £40 per ticket, the Sportsman's Dinner kicks off at 7pm and comprises entertainment, drinks reception, mouth-watering three-course dinner and charity auction.

Guests choosing to stay at Hilton Strathclyde can enjoy discounted rates of £60 per room for single occupancy or £75 for double occupancy.

For further information, ticket sales or to make a donation, please call events at Hilton Strathclyde on 01698 395556.

Issued by DADA on behalf of Hilton Strathclyde
For further information, please contact:
Laura Duncan on 0141 222 2266 / 07988 152261 / laura.duncan@dada.co.uk
Julie MacSporran on 0141 222 2266 / 07989 324 176 / julie.macsporran@dada.co.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

Hilton UK and Ireland currently operates 77 hotels with over 16,600 bedrooms and 13,000 team members. For further information on Hilton UK and Ireland properties, please visit www.hilton.com.

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