JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai

2007年02月13日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ As part of Marriott International Hotels "Spirit to Serve the Community" and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai's Annual Charity Christmas Griffin Tree project, more than 20 staff and management from the hotel visited the Shanghai Children's Medical Centre today to donate a total of 100 Christmas Griffin* Bears to young patients in the Hematology / Oncology wards to celebrate the forthcoming Lunar Chinese New Year of Pig.

Each charity Griffin Bear was purchased by hotel guests and corporate companies during the Christmas season, creating a magnificent Griffin Bear tree on the 38th Floor Lobby Lounge of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai.

The donation ceremony was held at the Department of Hematology/Oncology of the Shanghai Children's Medical Centre. Every child throughout the ward received a Griffin Bear as a holiday season gift. "Some of our little patients from previous years have been looking forward to receiving the Griffin Bears since Christmas," said the director of Shanghai Children's Medical Centre Ms Ji Qing-Ying, "Some children were so happy to receive the gifts from last year that they have been asking when JW Marriott Hotel will visit this year. The children here are so grateful for their gifts and for the hotel staff for taking time out to visit them. We thank you for your kindness and generosity for the last three years and for always thinking of us!"

General manager of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai, John Northen comments, "We at JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai truly believe that gestures such as these are invaluable, it touches the heart of children who need the most love and care. We will continue our efforts in bringing more happiness to children and we will do more activities in the years to come with the Marriott's Spirit to Serve the Community campaigns."

Editors Note:

The Griffin is the legendary creature featured in the logo of the JW Marriott Hotel brand. It has the head, beak and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion and the tail of a serpent or scorpion. The Griffin originated from the Middle East and was frequently used as guardians and as a symbol of protection.

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Donna Campbell Director of Communications / donna.campbell@hotmail.com
Joan Pan Communications Manager / joan.pan@marriotthotels.com
Vivienne Tang Communications Executive / jw.shajw.communications@marriotthotels.com
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来源: ChinaNewswire.com