France: Sofitel employees run the 10km race sponsored by l’Equipe in a show of solidarity for Apprentis d’Auteuil
On your mark, get set, go!
On Sunday, 14 June 2015, 50 employees from five different Sofitel hotels in France took part in the “10 km de l’Equipe” race in Paris. This sport charity event has become a not-to-be-missed occasion for the Group’s employees, who ran the race for the third year in a row to raise money for the Apprentis d’Auteuil foundation.
In 2013 and 2014, the funds raised from this race financed the equipment to furnish the training restaurant at the Lycée Professionnel/UFA Poullart-des-Places de Thiais vocational college.
This year, more hotels and employees participated to raise even more money for the event!
Le Sofitel le Faubourg, Le Scribe, Le Sofitel Arc de Triomphe, Le Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa and Le Sofitel Paris la Défense all committed to donate €5 for each kilometre ran by each of the participating employees. In all, €2,500 were raised! The AccorHotels group admired the team's effort and decided to support them by doubling the amount collected.
This €5,000 will make it possible to support a new hospitality project by the Apprentis d’Auteuil.