Duo aim to help towards US$50,000 target for Vietnam school
Time Out staff
Two Dubai businessmen are supporting a marathon charity effort aimed at raising US$50,000 for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which is building the Sunshine School for children in Vietnam.
The Arctic Xtreme team, comprising Diarmuid O’Malley, publishing director for ITP Publishing, and Neil Munro, sales and marketing director at Hertz UAE, joined forces with the Armani Hotel and raised Dhs44,150 already.
The duo are participating in The Polar Circle Marathon, which takes place later this month at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, where temperatures routinely drop to between minus-10°C and minus-20°C.
They organised an 8km run starting at Armani Hotel Dubai, with Jason Harding, regional general manager for Armani Hotels & Resorts, and Amit Arora, group chief marketing officer, Emaar Hospitality Group also taking part.
Arctic Xtreme’s O’Malley said: “Ever since Neil and I first met with the Armani team a few months ago to plan for today’s event, they were really behind the initiative and wanted to make a significant contribution toward our efforts to raise $50,000 for the Cristina Noble Children’s Foundation and the Sunshine School in Vietnam.