LUX* South Ari Atoll contributes to Maldives Blood Services through the Tree of Wishes

Ending the year with good thoughts and gestures, LUX* South Ari Atoll celebrates its annual initiative by creating a difference for the Maldivian Blood Services through its Tree of Wishes donations of USD$ 8,000.

An activity held twice weekly, the Tree of Wishes is inspired by Japan’s ancient Tanabata festival wishing trees, where guest will be given an auspicious red ribbon to write their wish before tying it around the branches of a banyan tree. This also creates an opportunity for guests to contribute by placing a voluntary donation at a dedicated area near the tree where all offerings received will be given to the identified charity organisation.

Every guest whom participates in this event, automatically becomes part of the annual Tree of Wishes Lucky Draw where one ribbon will be picked at random and the lucky owner of the selected ribbon will win a complimentary holiday to any property within LUX* Resorts and Hotels portfolio.

“Being able to witness the amount of ribbons tied onto this banyan tree showcases the participation of our guests whom recognise our support towards this important cause. It also tells us that holidays are not only a moment to relax and unwind, but also a celebration of life that embodies our commitment to support the local community.” said Glenn Daniels, General Manager of LUX* South Ari Atoll.

With the aim of improving the services provided to patients suffering from this hematological disorder, the resort and the Maldivian Blood Service team have signed an agreement allowing both parties to interact on a greater scale generating ways to foster cooperation among medical institutions. The charity support offered by the resort enables the Maldivian Blood Service to cater for more patients with dedicated initiatives to promote blood donation throughout the country.

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