ALS Ice Bucket Challenge kicks off in the Maldives at Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives
Maldives.net.mv – Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives resorts in South Male Atoll, Maldives has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On Friday August 29th Torsten Richter, Cluster General Manager of the resorts accepted the challenge to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations towards medical research.
The Ice Bucket Challenge challenges nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. Torsten accepted the challenge given to him by Patrick Both, General Manager of Qasr Al Sarab Resort & Spa by Anantara and has now passed this on to the other three General Managers in the Maldives with Minor Hotel Group, namely Lionel Valla of Anantara Kihavah Villas, Dietmar Koegerl of Niyama, a Per AQUUM resort, and Marc Gussing of Huvafen Fushi, a Per AQUUM retreat.
The event was held at the resorts’ weekly cocktail gathering and was attended by 200 guests, with 50 guests and associates stepping under the bucket throughout the course of the evening for a brief shower with chilled Indian Ocean water. The event held on Friday raised just over USD 2,000.