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October 08, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, England – In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 – 12, more than 40 volunteers from Hilton Birmingham Metropole are supporting five different local charities and facilities with a variety of activities from painting and decorating, to food preparation and even gardening. Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across the six distinct brands and more than 250 properties in Europe. Hilton Birmingham Metropole’s efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where team members live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.
“Supporting local communities and enabling them to improve their facilities for families and young people means a lot to us”, said Patrick Stapleton, general manager, Hilton Birmingham Metropole. “This year we are supporting five different projects and I am delighted to see such a large number of team members from Hilton Birmingham Metropole volunteering to help this worthwhile initiatives.”
More than 40 team members of Hilton Birmingham Metropole will volunteer in five different projects throughout the week: gardening and outdoor ground work at Hollyfield Primary School in Sutton Coldfield; painting and decorating at the Community Café in Kitts Green and at the William Booth Centre in Birmingham; assembling food parcels and preparing food at St. Chad’s Sanctuary, Family Drop-in Centre, in Birmingham; and gardening and building an Outdoor Bug Centre at Greswold Primary School in Solihull.
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together team members from across Hilton Worldwide’s corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjV-6MJZA7hd=1.
During Global Week of Service, team members will be encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service events will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week.
In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide’s inaugural Global Week of Service, team members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company’s global footprint. The projects focused on engaging team members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects.
About Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Ideally situated on the site of the National Exhibition Centre, Hilton Birmingham Metropole is the largest conference hotel in the U.K., 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, two restaurants, a 24-hour lounge bar and a fully equipped LivingWell Health Club.
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