Going The Distance For Charity At Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Hilton Birmingham Metropole And Hilton In The Community Foundation Spring Into Action To Go “Around The World In A Day” For Cash For Kids

This information originated in U.K. English.

June 17, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, England - The Hilton Birmingham Metropole team hosted a 24-hour challenge for the Hilton Community Foundation's "Around the World in a Day" event. A total of 40 Team Members from Hilton Birmingham Metropole participated in a continuous 24-hour team challenge, resulting in an incredible accomplishment of 528 miles completed within running, swimming and cycling activities. The event culminated with a fun-day in the hotel for both the team and family and friends who decided to join this noble initiative.

More than £2,500 was raised from this year's event at Hilton Birmingham Metropole and will be donated to Cash for Kids, which aims to help disadvantaged children and young people.

The fundraiser is part of a continental Europe-wide challenge organised by Hilton in the Community Foundation, the official charity of Hilton Worldwide in Europe. Hotel team members from more than 120 hotels across 18 countries will be working together with charity partners and members of the public on the day. They will collectively attempt to virtually travel 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kms), the circumference of the earth, in aid of charities supporting ill and disadvantaged children and young adults, chosen by each hotel. Patrick Stapleton, general manager, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, said, "Our team was very excited to be working together to support Cash for Kids for "Around the World in a Day". We feel very proud of our achievements in this year's "Around the World in a Day" event and would also like to thank all family and friends who came along and joined us for an amazing day of fun and exercise!"

Simon Sheehan, director of Hilton in the Community Foundation, said, "We are delighted to have so many events taking place across Europe, which are helping a wide range of local causes supporting disadvantaged young people. It is important that businesses give back and "Around the World in a Day" is one expression of this ongoing focus."

Since it was founded in 2007, the "Around the World in a Day" event has raised an incredible £524,253 in support of 307 different children's charities, schools and good causes. It has provided a fun and active way for hotels to link up with and support their local communities in a welcome addition to their year-round Foundation activities.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Birmingham Metropole at news.hilton.com/birminghammetropole.

About Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Ideally situated on the site of the National Exhibition Centre, the Hilton Birmingham Metropole is the largest conference hotel outside of London. The hotel boasts 790 bedrooms including Executive bedrooms and suites offering every amenity guests could wish for. The hotel also enjoys 33 meeting and function rooms, an enticing choice of three restaurants with a 24-hour lounge bar and room service and a fully equipped Health Club, complete with extensive 20 x 20 metre swimming pool, making Hilton Birmingham Metropole the perfect destination and catering to your every need.
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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'.

Hilton Worldwide contributes to the Foundation's core costs, maximising every net pound or euro raised to go 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 £12 million for charity.

To find out more please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk
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Contact

Cesar Coelho
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
+44 (0) 121 780 6220
cesar.coelho@hilton.com

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