KFC celebrates founder’s 128th b’day across region

More than 1,000 drivers across the three markets will be personally greeted with ‘Cool-ness Kits.’
Updated 10 September 2018
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KFC celebrates founder’s 128th b’day across region

KFC, the world’s largest chicken restaurant, has announced a new annual initiative in honor of Col. Harland Sander’s 128th birthday, celebrating “Acts of Colonel-ness” that radiate kindness, inspire positive change within the community and remind people to be generous in thoughts and actions. 

The initiative, which was launched on Sunday around the globe, called on over 300,000 employees in 131+ countries to rally together to pledge toward committing “Acts of Colonel-ness” — whether through a formally organized team volunteer event or to simply lending a hand to a neighbor in need.

To kick off this initiative in the region, KFC teams in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, will set out to recognize the efforts of the unseen heroes in the food delivery teams. Staff members from flagship stores across the three markets will extend a warm-hearted thank you to all delivery drivers who arrive for pickup at KFC flagship stores.

More than 1,000 drivers across the three markets will be personally greeted with “Cool-ness Kits” throughout the Colonel’s birthday month. These kits have been created with the aim of providing drivers with a boost of refreshment in the scorching heat, featuring various cooling products, as well as a special thank you note as a token of appreciation for their continued efforts.

Saber Sami, general manager, MENAPAK, KFC, said: “As the world’s largest chicken restaurant, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work — especially as we continue to recognize the relentless efforts of our food delivery teams who have long been the backbone of our network. Taking this one step further, we want to dedicate this year’s initiative as a special token of appreciation for our delivery drivers, particularly for their unwavering strength despite tough weather conditions and heavy traffic.”

 

 

 


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.