Hilton launches Mayfair Park and Tower Race

29 Mar 2009 by Mark Caswell

The 28 floors of the Hilton on Park Lane will act as the “final straight” of a race around nearby Hyde Park this June, as celebrities and fundraisers take part in a event to raise money for charity apprentice programme Galvin’s Chance.

Competitors including former England footballer Graeme Le Saux and Olympic medallist Roger Black will run 4.5km around the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, before sprinting up the 28 floors of the Hilton building, to the finishing line at the hotel’s Galvin at Windows restaurant.

Taking place on June 17, the event hopes to raise £30,000 for apprentice programme Galvin’s Chance, offering up to 12 apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people aged between 18-24, at some of London’s finest hotels.

The programme has been devised as part of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, Hilton’s charitable division which focuses on helping children and which has raised around £7m in charitable funds since its inception in 2000.

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