On 24 May 2013, to celebrate its 14th anniversary, Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan, together with 936IRADIO and Wuhan Youth Development Foundation, held a “cohesion force -- pay more attention to the autistic children” charity dinner. In the evening, more than 200 entrepreneurs and community caring people attended the event, enjoying the food and actively participating in the charity auction.
At the charity dinner, Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan presented to 200 dinner guests same menu from soccer superstar David Beckham, who stayed at Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan before announcing his retirement from the world. Guests, who were enjoying the food and the excellent live band performances, were wrapped in a mood of quiet and were moved.
The auction link brought the charity dinner to a climax. The hotel presented some auction goods, including Beckham’s signed football, Yao Ming’s signed basketball and other goods. A voucher for the most popular room in Wuhan, the Yangtze suite of Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan, was also put up for auction. This motivated the guests to participate in the activities to show their love, resulting in total funds raised of RMB74,450. All proceeds from the event will go to hotel’s humanistic care fund to assist Wuhan Aixin Rehabilitation Centre’s long-term construction and development.
The Aixing Rehabilitation Centre is the beneficiary of Shangri-la Hotel, Wuhan in complying with Shangri-La’s Care for People Project. It is a local nongovernmental organization (NGO) community in Wuhan for children with cerebral palsy, autism and mental retardation. Through a recovery audition and language training provided to children with special needs and guidance to the parents, it aims to integrate this group of children into “normal” society. To maintain the gesture of “Taking others as our own and developing them,” Shangri-la Hotel, Wuhan intends to work on long-term sustainable projects through education and health programmes to develop the centre’s facilities and participate in the children’s recovery management, self-development and training quality improvement, and so on, to enhance public awareness and influence the children to become self-sufficient.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while 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. Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La's social responsibility programme consists of the two elements of "embrace" and "sanctuary". Embrace focuses on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. In sanctuary, the programme concentrates on Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com