Accor Race to Survive
MORE than 280 Accor team members from across Australia and NZ gathered on the Gold Coast last week to participate in the “Race to Survive” challenge.
The four-day bi-annual adventure challenge is the hospitality group’s flagship charity event, which to date has raised $530,000 for the Accor Community Fund.
The funds go towards Accor’s community partners, Kokoda Youth Foundation, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Lifeline, the Australian Childhood Foundation and AIME Mentoring.
This year’s challenge set off from the Gold Coast Hinterland and concluded at Surfers Paradise Beach, after participants pushed themselves to complete a range of activities, including a 28km Kokoda trail hike and a 9km 50-obstacle course in the Numinbah Valley.
“Earlier this year we set a goal to raise one million dollars...and, through fundraising events, we aim to raise this by the end of 2019,” said Simon McGrath, CEO Accor Pacific.
Pictured: The Accor team celebrate their achievement.