Dubai Duty Free has been awarded with the Gulf for Good (G4G) Social Impact Award at Larchfield Gala Ball held at the HMCG Royal Lawn, British Embassy in November.
The Gala which was hosted by Gulf for Good in partnership with Larchfield Kids Organization awarded Dubai Duty Free for its consistent support towards the vision of empowering people and building sustainable charity projects for children around the world, achieving an excellence in terms of positive impact on social and community challenges.
Commenting on the award, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free said, “We are delighted to be recognized by Gulf for Good for our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We hope that our initiatives, many of which involve the input of our employees, help to leave a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.”
Around 500 guests from various UAE organizations came and supported this year’s occasion which aims to raise funds to help improve lives of children particularly those in Larchfield Kids Organization. Larchfield is an official NGO in Tanzania whose purpose is to serve as a safe and secure refuge for young children in the district of Mkuranga (South of Dar-es-Salaam) whose families have been dislocated and destroyed by HIV and lack the basic amenities such as shelter, nourishment, care and education.
The Dubai Duty Free Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Gulf for Good, a UAE-based charity under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. G4G organizes adventure challenges for people to raise funds to support children charities around the world.
As one of their consistent sponsors, Dubai Duty Free has participated in various G4G challenges including The Great Asian Cycling Challenge in Vietnam and Cambodia (2013), The High Atlas Challenge in Morocco (2014) and the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Challenge in Nepal (2017). These challenges does not only benefitted different children’s charities from around the world, but also empowered the challengers in making a difference in the lives of these children.<< Back