Towering Achievement in Support of Vulnerable Youth

Races Held in London and Dubai Raise $58,250 USD to Help Disadvantaged Children

July 03, 2012

LONDON & DUBAI, UAE - Two countries, two towers, 170 runners and over 1000 steps has resulted in a five-figure boost to a range of charities dedicated to supporting vulnerable youth. London Hilton on Park Lane and Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences both hosted tower races to support vulnerable youth, equipping and supporting them locally into school or full-time employment.

The races received an amazing response from the communities with local partner and sponsor support as well as a combined 170+ runners in Mayfair Park and Jumeirah Beach Residences. Runners in London kicked off their campaign with a jog around the Serpentine in Hyde Park before taking on the challenge of 475 stairs at London Hilton on Park Lane. Meanwhile, in Dubai, participants climbed a total of 730 stairs at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences as part of their efforts.

London's 4th edition of the event raised $39,195 USD to support Galvin's Chance, a charitable initiative of Hilton in the Community Foundation. The Galvin's Chance program is an 'into work' initiative created to target disadvantaged and at risk young people aged between 18 and 24. This inspirational program leads to an apprenticeship, college program or sustainable employment. Dubai's first edition of the race supported the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Foundation with $19,050 USD.

The total community donation of $58,250 USD was made thanks to runners' registration fees and generous donations supportive sponsors including: Barakat Quality Plus, Pommery, Pepsi Co, Touchwood, Tag: MENA, Serpentine Running Club and Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Co.

Contact

Emily McGuire
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
+971 50 573 1108
emily.mcguire@hilton.com

Theresa Mutter
Hilton in the Community Foundation
+44 207 605 7642
theresa.mutter@hilton.com

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