FIHA Charity Run in support of SOS Villages d’Enfants Morocco
During our inaugural Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) event which took place in Marrakech in February 2019, Bench organised a Charity Run in support of SOS Village d'Enfants Morocco.
We were delighted by the turnout of runners in the early hours of the morning in Marrakesh on 8 February, when over 20 conference delegates joined us in the Movenpick Hotel lobby to start our circuit to the Menara Gardens. Spirits were high as we kicked off the last day of the conference with a wonderful team jog. There was so much enthusiasm in the group that half the runners event went beyond the 3.5km circuit to run a little further!
On behalf of the runners, Bench donated $2000 to SOS Village d'Enfants Morocco. Delegates also got the chance to find out more about the organisation’s activities and programmes in the conference exhibition, with the opportunity to make a donation or sponsor a child.
SOS Village d'Enfants is a global nonprofit international development organization, working hard to provide a family environment for children who have no family or are at risk of losing theirs, and help them build their future. The organisation is active in 134 countries and helps more than 61,000 children around the world. In Morocco, SOS Village d'Enfants runs 3 types of programmes centred around protection (SOS Families care for children coming from orphanages on a long term basis in the SOS children’s villages and youth homes), prevention (mothers in great need are enabled to take care of their children and become autonomous), and youth empowerment (individualized programmes to succeed in future professional life). More than 1000 children are supported through SOS Village d'Enfants in Morocco.
A big thank you to all those who participated and showed their support for a wonderful cause!