What started as an exhilarating event thought up by our CEO, Abigail Tan, has now turned into an annual occurrence in which we raise money for charities committed to ending youth homelessness. For the third year in a row, St Giles Hotels’ official philanthropic campaign, Hotels with Heart, is putting on the event with a chosen partner. This year, we are partnering with Street Child United.
HOTELS WITH HEART
Hotels with Heart focuses on the empowerment and education of vulnerable and troubled youth. Born out of the desire to breathe a deeper meaning into the purpose and raison d’etre of the St Giles Hotels Group, Hotels with Heart is committed to improving the communities within which St Giles’ Hotel Group operates. Hotels with Heart springs out of our eagerness to reciprocate, give back to the societies that host us, and to make meaningful positive impact where we can. Hotels with Heart is exclusively partnered with Street Child United (SCU), a UK charity using the power of sport, specifically international sports events, to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street-connected children everywhere.
STREET CHILD UNITED
The Issue: Across the world there are street-connected young people living on, working in or at risk of the streets. These children and young people are stigmatised, mistreated and marginalised by society. They are routinely denied their basic human rights. Their voices are rarely heard.
What Street Child Does: Street Child United uses the power of sport to provide a global platform for street children to be heard, so they can receive the protection, support and opportunities that every child is entitled to. Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions, they organise international sports events inviting street children to be at the centre of the call for their rights, challenging the way street children are negatively seen and treated around the world. They are the proud organisers of the Street Child World Cup and Street Child Cricket World Cup.