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Nearly 170,000 Pledges by IHG Colleagues across Asia, Middle East and Africa to Raise Funds for IHG® Shelter in a Storm

October 10, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently held its global awareness and fund-raising event in aid of IHG® Shelter In a Storm, the company’s disaster relief programme and one of its three core corporate responsibility initiatives.

The annual IHG “Race Around the World” event, which took place from 22 to 29 September 2014, saw more than 177,000 colleagues from IHG’s corporate offices and hotels across 67 countries globally carry out activities pledged to raise funds for the programme, and nearly 170,000 pledges were fulfilled across IHG’s corporate offices and hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa. For each activity, IHG made a donation of US$1 to the IHG® Shelter Fund, a ready pool of resources amassed through fundraising activities throughout the year to respond as soon as disasters strike.

Bill Edwards, IHG Head of Operations Australasia  said: “We are really excited to be joining IHG colleagues from across the world to do what we can in raising awareness and funds for IHG Shelter in a Storm. Our pledges were not only great fun, but they also generated a huge amount of engagement among our people and of course raised money for what is a fantastic cause.”

In Sydney, activities pledged by the corporate office included a leisurely Botanic Gardens walk and a delicious baking competition dubbed, The Cake War.

Hotel colleagues at Crowne Plaza Newcastle and InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort also participated in fund-raising activities which saw teams nominate a day to run or walk to work and engage in various “lunchtime challenges” during the week including chess, putt-putt golf and volleyball.

IHG currently has 38 hotels (more than 8, 900 rooms) open across three brands in Australia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn.

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