Mark Hehir Running for the Children
Maldives Promotion House – There could be no greater disparity between the children center on the tiny island of Villingili and One&Only Reethi Rah. The children’s shelter established in 2006, with generous contributions from a local company, houses about 60 children between the 1 and 18 years of age. On contraire Reethi Rah is one of the most luxurious, top end resorts prospering in the Maldives. To find an association or connection between the two might not really be as hard as one would imagine.
Mark Hehir, as the general manager of Reethi Rah, one of the most reputable luxury resort islands, has quite clearly surpassed expectations of his employers, as an exceptional leader. With the satisfaction he has achieved with his job, Mark now wishes to give back to the people of Maldives. Amongst many other campaigns, Mark’s personal project of running the New York marathon, raising sponsors and donating all of it to the children’s centre, is awe inspiring as much as heart lifting. Mark was introduced to running marathons two years ago, while he worked at Phuket, Thailand. He believes that one needs to be fit physically as well as in mind to deliver their best at what ever one does. He aims to raise 10,000 US Dollars for the children as sponsors and donations. His international celebrity guests are amongst some of the generous donors who have already helped raise close to 2,000 USD, within the past three weeks. There has not been much publicity or marketing of the event but it already looks like Mark’s aim to raise the money by November 2012, is quite realistic. He is adamantly campaigning to gain publicity with guests at his resort by posting his training schedule on a public board at the resort, so guests and staff can join to work out with the general manager.
Mark has launched his donation process through Singaporean charity managing company, Simply Giving. It is hoped that this would help generate greater trust amongst donors. Donations are already open so if you wish to help the lovely children at the shelter, it is Mark’s wish that you do not hesitate, just get online and donate.
The ING New York marathon is a 42.195 kilometer (26.219 mi) marathon that started in 1970 New York, USA. Today thousands of runners join in from all over the world to participate and quite often for causes of charity. November 4th 2012, Mark Hehir will run the ING NY marathon as a participant from Maldives, and he will not be running for himself but for the children at Kudakudhinge Hiyaa children’s center. He will be running for the people of Maldives and to help promote the tourism industry within the international media.
This would be another rousing example of companies and individuals, who give back to the people and society and contribute to the development of the nation. Mark hopes his efforts will be accepted and inspire more corporates and individuals to do more to better the state of the people. Your donation, no matter how small or big, will be a significant contribution for the betterment of the lives of the little children at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa children’s center. You can join Mark’s efforts for fund raising with the following link http://www.simplygiving.com/NYCMarathon2012