hangri-La Hotel, Changchun successfully raised Rmb36,000 from its 9th Charity Cabbage Walk Embrace to help improve Xin Jia School’s facilities and the overall quality of its students’ life and education.
The hotel organised the 9th Charity Cabbage Walk for its Embrace Fund on 17 March 2013. About 360 guests from Germany, Italy, British, America and the local area walked with hotel staff representatives through the naturally peaceful surroundings of Beihu Wetland Park.
During the two-hour walk, guests enjoyed the outdoor fresh air and indulged in German hot wine, hamburgers and sandwiches served by the hotel banquet teams.
After the relaxing walk, German-style cabbage and sausages were prepared for the guests at the Cabbage Walk Charity Dinner in the ballroom. Xinjia School students also joined this family-style dinner and performed to the delight of the audience. To raise more funds for Xinjia School, the hotel arranged a charity auction. Executive Chef Christophe’s French dinner for four at home inspired many guests to bid. It was eventually sold for Rmb20,000, a far sum from its initial bidding price of Rmb2,000.
The 9th Charity Cabbage Walk successfully raised Rmb36,000 for the hotel’s Embrace Fund, which will be used to improve Xin Jia School’s facility and the overall quality of the students’ life and education.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner whilst balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. These focus areas are unified under the umbrella brand of “Sustainability”, together with Shangri-La’s core CSR projects “Embrace” and “Sanctuary”. Hotel-level Embrace programmes focus on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. Sanctuary programmes concentrate on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please visit the group’s CSR section on www.shangri-la.com