Charity Christmas Train And Lighting At Hilton Shanghai 2010

A Tradition Of Compassion And Sharing The True Spirit Of The Holiday Season

This information originated in UK English.

December 15, 2010

SHANGHAI - During the past twelve Christmas seasons, Hilton's Christmas Train wound and whistled its way around the miniature Christmas village in the Hilton Shanghai lobby, providing joy and excitement to our guests. On 02 December 2010, hotel celebrated the start of another festival season at the Lobby with the lighting of the giant Christmas tree and launch of its 13th Hilton Charity Train, which so far has raised RMB200,000.

This year, Hilton Shanghai continues its charity deed by sponsoring Shanghai Sunrise and "My Dream." The Christmas Charity Train Project is an annual commitment of Hilton Shanghai to help spread holiday cheers to the less fortunate people in the community. The proceeds of this charity campaign help support Shanghai Sunrise in funding the education needs of underprivileged children; Continually working with the Red Cross in support of "My Dream" - a charity programme aired on International Channel Shanghai, ICS, which features the heartwarming stories of how children's wishes are realized through the work of charitable organizations. Our hope is to spread the love & care and bring happiness.

In the evening, Mr. Guy Hutchinson, general manager of Hilton Shanghai joined in wishing a joyous, meaningful Christmas and a wonderful new year, that continued by a big moment in the 13 years of history of the charity project at Hilton, launching the charity train and Christmas tree with the other distinguished guests from the charity representatives, Mr. Li Yi, Deputy Executive Director of International Channel Shanghai, ICS, Ms. Julie Chu, the board member of "Sunrise Charity Foundation."  A loud train whistle signifies the launch of the Hilton Charity Christmas Train at the same time.

The candles are also meant to symbolize the renewed hope that kindles in the heart of the beneficiaries and also all the children are getting to know that we care them on this holiday season.

From currently till the middle of January 2011, the 80-square meter landscape of quaint houses, rustic bridges, old-fashioned filling stations and railroad tracks that wind around snow-capped mountains will once again brighten up the Hilton lobby and many less fortunate lives. 

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