The Corinthia Spirit continues to glow brightly. Members of the staff across the Group and associated companies have further bettered their art of giving and sharing with those in need or less fortunate. These are some of the Corinthians’ social and community activities 2023.
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Corinthia Budapest made several donations to the animal shelters and rescue organisations Kéz a Mancsért and Sziszakuckó. It also supported the Shoe Box campaign, which is being organised for the twentieth time by the Baptist Charity Service to bring joy to many children in need with a small gift box. It also co-sponsored the Burns Supper where the charity raised more than € 35,000 for the Robert Burns International Foundation, which raises funds throughout the year to assist many sick and underprivileged children in Hungary and Central Europe.
In 2023, Corinthia Budapest collected and paid over €7,000 to the Csodalámpa (Magic Lamp Wish Granting Foundation) which grants some 300 annual wishes to 3-18-year-old children who suffer from a life-threatening illness.
CORINTHIA ST GEORGE’S BAY, MALTA
Corinthia St George’s sponsored a day by the pool for four workers and six teenagers from Dar Appoġġ, Sta Margherita.
For several days, they also hosted at the Lido kids and carers from Sta Margherita Home, Warm Haven Home, Safe Haven Home, Melbourne Home, Sempre Viva Home and Paola Home.
MARINA HOTEL, MALTA
Marina Hotel organised a day (food and drinks) by the pool with proceeds in aid of Dar San Nikola Children’s Home (Fondazzjoni Sebħ) and a Christmas party for 60 persons with venue, hire and beverages complimentary in aid of the Down Syndrome Association. The sum of €1080 for food was settled by CPHCL
CORINTHIA ST GEORGE’S BAY, MARINA HOTEL AND RADISSON ST JULIANS
The staff donated €1176,60 collected during the End-of-Year Party, to Puttinu Cares. They also joined to clean up unoccupied apartments in the community in aid of Fondazzjoni Sebħ, which provides residential services to children, survivors of violence and their children, as well as a community service offering support to individuals and families.
They also offered a day by the pool, including lunch, to children from the Foundation For Social Welfare Services.
The staff united their hearts and minds for #PinkOctober. Ms Mariella Galea, from Primary HealthCare Malta shared informative insights on breast cancer. A healthy contribution was made in support of The Marigold Foundation -Malta.
The three hotels offered numerous nights stays as lottery prizes with proceeds in aid of several foundations, including Mission Fund, Hospice Malta, Parkinson’s Christmas event, Dar tal-Providenza and Children’s Cancer Ward
Throughout the year, Corinthia London supported its Charity Partner ‘Spread a Smile’, an organisation which aims to bring joy and laughter to seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families during long hospital stays.
Corinthia London installed a beautiful Butterfly Tree at the hotel to support ‘Spread a Smile’, inviting guests and visitors to choose butterflies from the branches in exchange for a donation to ‘Spread a Smile’. This has created a donation opportunity for guests, hospital deliveries of gifts and afternoon teas, family visits to afternoon tea and volunteering at the Spread a Smile Summer Party.
Thirty colleagues have joined the Royal Parks half marathon raising circa £13,000 for ‘Spread a Smile’.
A number of volunteers have helped in the packing of 200 children’s festive hampers, whilst others volunteered to host a Children’s Christmas Party at the Corinthia Hotel London Ballroom for ‘Spread a Smile’ families. Several colleagues have also assisted in the packing of festive bespoke hamper for seriously ill children and their siblings.
In November, Corinthia London’s ballroom was venue for a Kids Christmas Party for around 100 ill children along with their families.
A generous cheque of £5,000 was presented at the Full Team meeting .
Corinthia Lisbon sponsored and served the New Year’s Eve dinner to Acreditar. Furthermore, a child was offered a manicure and pedicure following her cancer treatments. Lisbon also remained in touch with ReFood throughout the year.
Corinthia Lisbon was also active with Make a Wish: Uplifting stays for special families, that stayed in the hotel before and after departing to Disney Paris; Offered one meeting room and two rooms for Make a Wish meeting and volunteers; helped a child that was meeting Cristiano Ronaldo. The initiative ‘Running with the GM‘ was launched during July with the participation of guests and colleagues every Wednesday at 7am to collect 2.5 K euros to fulfil a child’s wish.
Other charitable initiatives: Assisted in a fire that occurred in the building across from the hotel with more than 30 emergency cars. Night team provided support, ensuring hot beverages and food for firefighters, police, civil protection and victims. Some victims are currently living in the hotel with a special rate.
Offered a lot of linen, blankets, shoes to help the homeless. Items were distributed to Junta de freguesia Agualva Cacém and in the areas of Cais Do Sodré e Almirante Reis and Rossio.
Donated clothing for women and children to Ajuda de Mãe and Ajuda de Berço Institution. Sponsored the Christmas party of the Fundação Liga (an organisation that supports people with disabilities) with pastries and snacks. Started collecting bottle caps and plastic lids to help cover the medical treatments for a child with Hydrocephalus.
Panorama Prague participated for the 12th time in Run for Svetluska. Svetluska foundation helps blind or visually impaired people. The Run for Svetluska is a traditional event, held in seven Czech cities and with thousands of runners and millions of CZ collected. Last year a fantastic number of 8,570 runners participated and 3.6mil CZK was collected. All possible records were broken this year.
For the ninth year, Panorama organised a charitable evening in aid of Foundation Moje Velke Prani (My big wish) which fulfills wishes to elderly people who are very ill or do not have anyone who could help them.
This Foundation organised a charity Christmas concert, which Panorama Hotel has supported by catering for the performers. As each year, the atmosphere was magical and Christmas spirit was certainly there. Money was used to fulfil the wishes of seniors, ill seniors or lonely seniors. These wishes may be a visit to a theatre, meeting a famous person, riding a horse or anything imaginable. Panorama has also supported the same foundation in the organisation of a charity Christmas concert by catering for all the performers.
Together with Corinthia Prague, Panorama also organised a charity fashion bazaar by providing a good amount of clothing, with proceeds donated to the foundation Moje velké přání.
Corinthia Prague supported the Pink October theme and gave a generous donation to Europa Donna Malta, apart from serving Pink doughnuts to all team members. Europa Donna Malta aims to befriend and support people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and to provide encouragement for those undergoing treatment through to recovery and life after treatment.
Corinthia Tripoli invited the Tripoli Orphanage for Girls to a buffet lunch at the hotel. In total, 42 young ladies with their carers and the Head of the Orphanage attended. It was indeed a worthy initiative.
Danish Bakery has helped various entities with sponsorships and assistance, such as band clubs and boy scouts with sponsorship of products for their activities. It has also helped the following entities:
Children in Need: as sponsor for the mental wellbeing of a child by offering psychologists to help them find their way;
Save and Support Trust : as sponsor for their 2024 calendars;
Dar tal-Providenza: as sponsor for their 2024 calendars;
Little Sisters of the Poor: by provide them with free bread whenever needed.
Donated food and drinks to several charitable organisations including: Dar Il-Kaptan (enables families to continue to care for their disabled family member within the family and in the community thus avoiding institutionalisation); St Patricks Institute; Caritas Foundation; Young People’s Unit (YPU) at Mount Carmel Hospital (offers treatment interventions for young people who are suffering from severe mental disorders); Dr Klown – Mater dei Hospital (provides hospitalised children distraction and stress relief through fun and laughter).