W Maldives invites guests to take to the high seas as part of the Check Out for Children Challenge


Maldives Promotion House – For 16 years UNICEF and Starwood Hotels and Resorts have been working together to raise funds for the world’s most vulnerable children – with over US$7 million raised since the program began.

The UNICEF Check Out for Children Challenge is a staff fundraising competition between the various Starwood Hotels which began in 2003 – and continues to gather strong support throughout Starwood Hotels and Resorts in the Asia Pacific region.

On 30 December 2011 – the Talent of W Retreat & Spa – Maldives will be asking guests of the retreat to take the 1.4KM swim to Gaathafushi  – the retreat’s private island where their US$50 participation fee will be donated to the charity. Following the swim, a light BBQ, drinks and energizing beats by the Resident DJ will celebrate not only the successful completion of the race, but a celebration in knowing that valuable funds are being donated to UNICEF.

In 2010 UNICEF Check out for Children Challenge raised over $US132,000 in the Asia Pacific region, whilst the Talents of W Maldives have arranged fund -raising activities to help the survivors of Haiti by raising US$5,300 and more recently raising US$2,300 for the Japan Tsunami relief fund.

Peter Foreman, Director of Sales & Marketing says; “Not only are we providing insider access to a fun event over the upcoming festive season, we are delighted to embrace this year’s theme of the Check

Out For Children Challenge, Together We Can – by asking our Talents and guests to join forces and raise much needed money for our charity partner, UNICEF”.

To reserve your spot in the swim, contact Whatever/Whenever at WMaldives.Welcome@whotels.com

Gaathafushi from the Sky


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