Holiday Inn Golden Mile teams up with IDEAL charity
The Holiday Inn Golden Mile has teamed up with local charity IDEAL to offer intellectually challenged youngsters vocational training and educational opportunities.
The hotel is also providing the charity with financial aid.
Three IDEAL beneficiaries have been offered jobs in the Tsim Sha Tsui hotel's kitchen after receiving training.
"We chose to work with IDEAL not only because the charity helps young people with life-changing support and helps them to flourish in the society, but also because the people who work there have sincerity and a genuine passion about the cause," said Aron Harilela, chief executive of Harilela Hotels.
At the announcement on Tuesday in the hotel's ballroom, the beneficiaries were joined by long-time patrons including former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, radio host Candy Chea Shuk-mui and fashion designer Barney Cheng.
Singer-actress Karen Mok Man-wai and actor Michael Wong Man-tak also attended, and made gingerbread men.
"The partnership is bringing Christmas to the house of IDEAL, and dignity and hope," said Mok's mother, Eleanor Morris, who is an honorary consultant for the charity.