SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 31, 2014 16:25 ET

London Heathrow Hotel's Ballroom Sets the Stage for Successful Fundraiser

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel Aids in Raising Funds for Orphanage

HEATHROW, LONDON--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2014) - The NESSA Foundation, a UK registered charity, raised a staggering £33,000 to go towards building a new orphanage house in Bangladesh thanks to the dedicated efforts of the charity's founder, Majibur Chowdhury, and cooperation from one of the premier hotels near Heathrow Airport.

Chowdhury has worked tirelessly for a number of years to raise money for orphans and widows in his native country Bangladesh, and the fund-raising dinner was his idea to raise money from the local community. An associate of Allie's American Grille, the London Heathrow Marriott hotel's popular steakhouse near Heathrow Airport, Chowdhury sought support from the hotel which kindly donated the ballroom for the event which 350 guests attended on Sunday 12th October. The hotel's support also included an auction prize of an overnight stay in one of its stylish guest rooms near Heathrow Airport Terminal 1, which raised £350 pounds on the night. 

Many prominent members of the community including keynote speakers were present and included Gareth Thomas, Labour MP, Yvonne Ridley, journalist, and the hotel's General Manager Ron Vos.

Since the organisation began in April 2010, the NESSA Foundation has already restored many orphans' lives by providing food, shelter, medical care and education. They also raised over £25,900 for the Africa Drought Appeal in February 2013.

"It is so important to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves and educate the next generation," said Chowdhury. "A huge thank you to everyone that donated to such a good cause; and my thanks go out to the London Heathrow Marriott which always supports my efforts to raise money for the NESSA Foundation."

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The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is a distinctive hotel providing travellers with upscale lodging while pampering them with gracious amenities and intuitive service. Spacious guest rooms and well-appointed hotel suites, many with executive lounge access, are available to comfortably accommodate both business and leisure travellers. Dedicated to ensuring guests a brilliant stay, the property features five restaurants, a leisure club with complimentary guest privileges, an indoor swimming pool and full-service business centre. The London Heathrow Airport Hotel also boasts over 8,700 square feet of high-tech event space that includes 15 meeting rooms and a staff of professional event managers, technicians and skilled culinary artists all working together to ensure the success of every occasion.

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