Think People, Think Planet, Think Together

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The title of our blog today are the three pillars of our Responsible Business ethos here at Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh and at all Radisson Blu Hotels around the world.  They really are a part of all that we do as we go about our business day to day.  You may have seen our Sales Managers on bikes in the lobby or our Reception team ready for a marathon if you’ve ever visited the hotel, or maybe you’ve seen our Maintenance and Engineering team out delivering toiletries to those in need – or seen the images on our facebook and twitter pages of these great fundraising activities?

In 2013 our hotels across the globe took part in our 10th annual Responsible Business Month –  across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as a group, we organised almost 700 activities and raised 107,000 EUR for Carlson Rezidor’s charity partner World Childhood Foundation. Childhood is an organization under the patronage of Queen Silvia of Sweden and focused on aiding children at risk for abuse and exploitation.  Another 133,000 EUR were collected for a series of local charities in more than 260 communities in 70 countries.

As we get ready for Responsible Business Action Month 2014, we’ve been inspired in recent weeks by a wave of global giving.  We’re sure you’ll agree that whatever charity such a level of social media activity benefits, it’s great to see the power of social media put to such good use!

Here are our team getting involved!

Whether you receive a nomination or not, the campaign is certainly doing the trick in raising awareness of both how easy it is to donate and to some moving and yet hopeful stories.  Here are some donation links and info on the hugely worthwhile charities benefiting from the #IceBucketChallenge.  Hopefully we can all help, in some small way.  So, whether you donate wet or dry, don’t forget to donate folks!

Motor Neurone Disease Association:

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning. MNDA now have over 3,000 active volunteers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 140-plus paid staff, all dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by MND, now and in the future.

MND Scotland:

MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families, friends and carers. We provide a wide range of services,information about MND, and funding for research.  Through education, campaigning and research, MND Scotland work collaboratively to ensure that people affected by MND have access to the highest quality care and support.

The ALS Association:

The ALS Association is a non-profit organisation.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS (MND) through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Macmillan:

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.  As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support’s goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.

Happy donating folks.. wish us luck as taking on another fundraising challenge this weekend as our team hit ColorMeRad for a 5k to raise money for the wonderful Variety, The Children’s Charity.

Have a great weekend folks and remember.. Think People, Think Planet, Think Together!

Yours in hospitality,

Lorna

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