Hotel Guests’ Small Change Makes A Big Difference In Prague

This information originated in American English.

April 11, 2013

PRAGUE - Guests staying at Hilton hotels in Prague have helped to make a big difference to disadvantaged children and young people by raising CZK 38,468 (Eur 1,383) in Hilton in the Community Foundation's annual fundraising campaign.

"Small Change, Big Difference", a campaign, ran in Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town, along with 143 other Hilton hotels in 21 countries across Europe, from October to December 2012. The campaign as a whole has raised a massive total of over €177,500, which will make a huge difference to the lives of young people.

The campaign invites guests staying at Hilton Worldwide hotels to add an optional €1 onto their room bill during their stay. Since its inception in 2004, the campaign has already raised over €1.33 million for children's charities.

Mr. Michael Specking, general manager, Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town, said: "I would like to express my gratitude to our generous guests for their support. This is a fantastic campaign to be involved in. The small change from our guests really does make a positive difference to local children. Throughout the year we run a number of exciting initiatives through our charity, Hilton in the Community Foundation, and Small Change Big Difference has been proven to be an effective fundraiser".

The funds raised have been donated to help the work of the Nadace detem Terezy Maxove (Tereza Maxove Foundation), which supports vulnerable children who are orphaned or need support outside the family. Thanks in particular to fundraising efforts by team members, Hilton in the Community Foundation has supported children in the Czech Republic since 2009 with grants to a number of charities including Chance 4 Children, Divoke Husy, Nadační fond Emil, Cystic Fibrosis Association and Nadace Archa Chantal.

For more information about the campaign and Hilton in the Community Foundation please visit www.hilton-foundation.org.uk.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town at http://news.hilton.com/prague and http://news.hilton.com/pragueoldtown.

About Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Worldwide's charity vehicle in Europe dedicated to supporting young people in need by combating exclusion and providing skills, aspirations and opportunities. Focussed on improving access to, and the quality of, education and healthcare, the Foundation mobilises local giving and targets four key areas: disabled children, children in hospitals, children's hospices and homelessness. Grants help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Europe. The Foundation works across Europe and seeks to complement and promote Hilton Worldwide's global commitment to corporate social responsibility ‘Travel with Purpose'. The Foundation's core costs are funded by Hilton Worldwide, so every net pound or euro raised goes directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of team members, family and friends and with the support of guests and company suppliers. Since its establishment in November 2000 the Foundation has raised over €14.4 million (£12 million) for charity. To find out more please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk.

Contact

Marketa Sebkova
Hilton Prague & Hilton Prague Old Town
+420 224 842 711
marketa.sebkova@hilton.com

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