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Team Members From London Hilton On Park Lane Celebrate Second Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Week Of Service
Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members Across 90 Countries and Territories by Serving Willow Park Montessori Nursery
October 11, 2013
LONDON - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 – 12, volunteers from London Hilton on Park Lane visited the Willow Park Montessori Nursery to provide afternoon tea and assist with gardening and painting. Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across the six distinct brands and more than 250 properties in Europe. The efforts of London Hilton on Park Lane were part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where Team Members live, work and travel, which this year included hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.
“I’m proud of all the team’s efforts and pleased that we’ve been able to donate this time to Willow Park Montessori Nursery,” said Michael Shepherd, general manager at London Hilton on Park Lane. “Partnering with Willow Park has given our Team Members the opportunity to engage and work with some brilliant people and we hope that the children will benefit from an enhanced learning environment.”
London Hilton on Park Lane attended Willow Park Montessori Nursery on Wednesday, 9 November, to garden, paint and put on afternoon tea. Head Chef, Anthony Marshall and his team baked 80 Hilton branded cupcakes for the children and their parents, especially for the occasion.
“The team from London Hilton on Park Lane have done a great job. We appreciate every minute of time each team member has donated to gardening and painting. We pride ourselves on providing our children with a safe, happy and stimulating start to life and we’re excited to see our pupils benefit from the team’s hard work,” said Christine Gray, operations support manager at Willow Park Montessori Nursery.
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Team Members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjV-6MJZA7hd=1.
During Global Week of Service, Team Members were encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service events were posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/ serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week.
In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide’s inaugural Global Week of Service, Team Members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company’s global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects.
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