Emaar Hospitality joined hands with ‘A Helping
Hand’, a group of students from The American School of Dubai, to
host a fund-raising dinner for Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The annual event, ‘Dinner on the Greens’
was held recently at The Montgomerie Dubai with the support of the
Red Crescent and raised AED 165,000 to fund medication for an
epidemic in West Africa.
Médecins Sans Frontières will
vaccinate over seven million people for free in Chad, Niger and
Nigeria, in one of the worst meningitis epidemics in five years,
as reported by the United Nations.
Mr Marc Dardenne, Chief
Executive Office, Emaar Hospitality Group and Emaar Hotels &
Resorts said, “A Helping Hand is a model charity organization led
by students and through this event they not only contribute to
society but also further strengthen their personal development and
societal commitment. Emaar Hospitality Group is privileged to
partner with such a noble initiative that touches the lives of
people across geographies.”
The JMH Group, the owners of
Fosroc, the construction chemicals brand, and of Fitriani, Kilgour
and Ray Ward, the exclusive womenswear, men’s bespoke tailors and
gunsmiths brands, respectively, was the main sponsor of the event.
‘Dinner on the Greens’ featured two components - a sponsored
18-hole golf tournament, and a gala dinner with a silent auction
held overlooking the greens of The Montgomerie Dubai golf course.
Several prizes were on offer throughout the event including
the silent auction grand prize sponsored by Emirates Airlines
which included two business class return flights anywhere on the
Emirates network valued at AED 50,000.
of proceeds raised from the event at The Montgomerie Dubai went to
the humanitarian and medical assistance work, and the rest was
contributed to the general emergency fund of MSF.
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