CORINTHIA HOTELS RECEIVES ‘BEYOND THE MOON’ AWARD
7th May 2013 - Corinthia Hotels was proudly presented with a symbolic award by Belgium-based international charity ‘Beyond the Moon’ in recognition of Corinthia’s extraordinary support over the years. Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child a memorable, cost-free and carefree vacation in child-friendly holiday destinations that include Disneyland Resort® Paris and family resorts in Belgium, Germany, UK and The Netherlands, far away from hospitals and daily treatments.
The award was presented to Corinthia Hotels CEO Simon Naudi at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta, by Beyond the Moon’s Malta ambassador Sandra Chetcuti in the presence of the Charity’s manager and co-founder Pascale Somers, who flew over to Malta for the occasion.
Through the collection of funds raised from Corinthia Hotels guests’ donations and regular fund-raising activities organised by hotel staff, Corinthia Hotels has to date enabled nine children from Malta and one child each from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal and Russia, together with their immediate families, to spend valuable quality time in each other’s company and to enjoy a memorable, completely cost-free and carefree vacation.
Thanking Beyond the Moon Manager and co-founder Pascale Somers for the award, Corinthia CEO Simon Naudi said “We are very happy to receive this award, however our real pride stems from the fact that as our company’s commercial interests continue to expand internationally, so does our corporate social responsibility and our commitment to assist society at large. Despite our growth, Corinthia remains essentially a family business and it is in this family-oriented framework that we carry out our duties within the communities that we operate in. In this respect, Beyond the Moon and its noble cause has been an inspiration to us.”
Eligible children from the community or country in which the funds are collected are nominated either by the hotel or entity collecting the funds, or else by professional Beyond the Moon contacts in that particular destination, in consultation with local medical authorities. This makes the sponsors support more tangible, gratifying and transparent, as they can witness the results of their efforts close to home.
On her part, Pascale Somers commented "Our partnership with Corinthia Hotels highlights the company’s dedication to the communities where you do business. We are grateful for Corinthia Hotels’ continued commitment in our mission to help grant cost-free vacations for many indigent families from the local communities where your hotels are located. The Corinthia Hotels’ brand and its solid reputation are proving to be a fantastic vehicle for Beyond the Moon in making people more aware of the important work we do for seriously ill children, and their families, whose time together is so precious and short."
For more information on Beyond the Moon please contact:
Pascale Somers | Manager & Co-Founder
npo Beyond the Moon | Zandstraat 27 K, B-2223 Schriek, Belgium
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