At its third annual Charity Gala Dinner, the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney raised over $30,000 for the World Childhood Foundation.
Parent company, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has had a long standing relationship with the World Childhood Foundation and the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney expanded their fundraising efforts by establishing a yearly event in support of the charity.
The World Childhood Foundation’s work is aimed at the most marginalized children, the ones most often ignored and forgotten and focuses especially on homeless street children, children living in institutions, young mothers and sexually abused children.
As part of the hotel’s Responsible Business strategy, all proceeds from the Gala Dinner ticket sales, monetary donations and money raised on the special night will go to the World Childhood Foundation to support disadvantages children around the world.
“Another successful year with over $30,000 raised, we set ourselves the challenge to make the same impact on deprived children again and we did it again this year,” said Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney General Manager Peter Tudehope.
“The continuous support of our business partners is of great importance and we thank all our main sponsors and helpers that agreed to assist again.
“Also I’d like to thank my hotel industry colleagues without your continued support we could not raise these much needed funds.
“Always committed to attaining environmental and social sustainability, together we can make a difference.”
Packed with entertainment, the Gala Dinner promises to become a spectacular night. Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney’s star chef Oswin Ribeiro treated guests to a 3-course menu of tantalizing delights while the popular and charismatic radio personality Gareth McCray MC’ed the night. Outstanding musical performances from David Sanders, soloist and the hotel’s own Nuratni Radrizzani performed a stellar phoenix dance, as well as superb silent auction items and lucky door prizes are bound to transform this fundraiser into a magnificent night.
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney commitment to celebrate September as Responsible Business Action Month. 86 Carlson Rezidor hotels have already signed up to participate in this special month with a focus on reducing environmental footprints and helping children at risk. Last year, 4,000 employees from 62 Carlson Rezidor hotels came together to plant 5,700 trees, donate more than 1,000 units of blood, offering 13 jobs for physically challenged individuals, and raising more than USD$50,000 for various charities. The work made a difference in 65 communities throughout Asia Pacific last year.