Kempinski Hotel, Fidelity Bank spread the joy of the festive season


Last week, the Efua Sutherland Park was filled with joy, laughter and music as children from the Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) and the Chosen Children’s Home spent a day of fun with the staff of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra and Fidelity Bank. Led by the General Manager, Mr. Hanno Barkhoff, the five-star hotel located in Accra Central organised a festive themed party dubbed ‘Christmas in the Park’ to share the joy of the holiday season with about a hundred special young ones.

The fun day included several activities, such as musical chairs, a dancing competition and heart-warming performances by the street-connected children from the Street Children Empowerment Foundation. Several stationery and non-perishable food items, including books, pens, pencils, rice, oil and powdered milk, among others, were also donated to the two institutions A surprise performance by award-winning artiste Joe Mettle livened up the atmosphere as all gathered broke out in chorus to the tunes of his hit songs.

General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, Mr. Hanno Barkhoff, in his welcome address, said: “The magic of the festive season is one that should be experienced by all, and it fills my heart with so much joy to stand before such incredible young spirits to celebrate with them, and to have a good time together. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported this initiative, most especially Fidelity Bank, for partnering with us to make this event possible”.

He further explained the reason for the event, stating: “We are passionate about giving back to the local communities where we operate and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of its people. Under our flagship corporate social responsibility programme, BE Health, ‘Smiles at Kempinski’ is another innovative approach where we have the opportunity to demonstrate the true essence of our brand through our people and our engagements with those who need our help the most”.

Speaking on behalf of Fidelity Bank Ghana, Majorie Quansah, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator, expressed what an honour it was to be a part of such a special day. She stated that as part of its CSR strategy, Fidelity Bank supports initiatives that have positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people.

She added that in reference to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 4 (Quality Education), the provision of food items and stationery would not only make a meaningful difference in the lives of the street children and their families at the homes, but also reinforces their commitment to supporting initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of the vulnerable communities.

The collaborative initiative with Fidelity Bank underscores the shared commitment of both organisations to enhancing the lives of those in need. The excitement and gratitude expressed by the children from the Street Children Empowerment Foundation and the Chosen Children’s Home vividly reflect the positive impact of the Christmas in the Park.

Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City is a luxury lifestyle destination that has been designed to offer the highest standards of European luxury with the remarkable warmth and hospitality that Ghanaians are renowned for. Kempinski offers 269 rooms, including luxury suites and presidential suites. The hotel is located in the downtown area in close proximity to the State House, the Accra International Conference Centre and the National Theatre.

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today, the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe.

Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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