The charity flea market held recently at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort proved to be another success story raising AED 23,500 for the hotel’s charity fund for UNICEF.
The event showcased 90 private exhibitors selling pre-loved items from their homes and welcomed hundreds of visitors looking for the best bargains. Funds collected from the sale of the exhibitor tables will support UNICEF’s WASH projects providing clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for children and their families across Africa and the Middle East.
This year UNICEF and Sheraton Abu Dhabi’s parent company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts are celebrating 20 years of partnership. Since 1995, Starwood have supported UNICEF projects in more than 40 countries across the world with $30 million of funds raised. UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices.
Yves Tarabout, who is acting general manager of the hotel, is delighted by the event’s success. “Knowing that the money we raised will be used to improve the lives of vulnerable children throughout Africa and the Middle East, is tremendously rewarding. I would like to thank all our exhibitors – many of them returning to us for years – for their continued support and contribution to this very worthy cause. I am also very proud of my associates who donated their free time to ensure that the charity bazaar is a fun day out for our visitors.”
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel will host the next charity flea market on Saturday 5th of December 2015 in Arzanah Ballroom. The flea market opens at 9am and ends at 2pm in the afternoon. Visitors can enter free of charge. Exhibitor tables are available for AED 285 each. Furthermore, if you pay your table by the 8th of November, you will receive AED 40 discount on the rate. For flea market exhibitor bookings, you can contact 02 677 3333 or email Sabine.Farah@Sheraton.com