To celebrate 10 years of operation in Vietnam, on 6 May 2018, Facing The World collaborated with Pan Pacific Hanoi to start a one-year partnership marked by an appreciation concert to advocate children with facial disfigurements.

Facing The World is a United Kingdom-based charity that offers surgery for children with facial deformities in developing countries. During 10 years of operation in Vietnam, the organisation have treated thousands of impaired lives.

With Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s value to respect and care for the community, during the next year, Pan Pacific Hanoi will partner with Facing The World to promote and raise funds for these life-changing surgeries. Accordingly, Pan Pacific Hanoi will have charity envelopes put in guest rooms and charity boxes installed at strategic points in the hotel to encourage guests’ donation of unused local currency. In addition, the hotel’s revenue from kid’s menu will be partly given to Facing The World’s fund.

The Memorandum Of Understanding signing between Facing The World, represented by Ms. Katrin Kandel, CEO and Pan Pacific Hanoi, represented by Mr. Marc Emmanuel, General Manager, was witnessed by Mr. Don Tuan Phong, acting Chairman of Vietnam Union of Friendship among Nations, Mr. Pham Sanh Chau – Special Representative of Prime Minister of Viet Nam on UNESCO Affairs, Mr. Giles Lever – UK Ambassador and many valued guests and sponsors including Vietnam Airlines, Hong Ngoc General Hospital, May Emerald JSC.

The signing ceremony was followed by an appreciation concert to glorify 10 years of operation and honour the distinguished philanthropists. In the enchanted ambience of Pacific Ballroom, our guests indulged in the melodious performances by Pianist Bich Tra – the first Vietnamese to be awarded as Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Pianist Thu Hien and Singer Mien Thao.

This event marked the achievement of Facing The World with recognisation from local authoritties and international organisations for changing the lives of unlucky children and bringing a better prospect for future generation.

About Facing The World

Facing The World is a United Kingdom-based charity that offers surgery for children with facial disfigurements. During 10 years of operation in Vietnam, Facing The World have remarkably improved thousands of deformed lives.

Within the last two years, more than 40 Vietnamese doctors have come to United Kingdom for training. At least 75 doctors are expected to join the fellowship in the next five years. At the same time, medical equipment with over one billion GBP of value has been given to Vietnamese hospitals. The charity will be donating In Touch Telemedicine capability to both Hong Ngoc and Viet Duc Hospitals as initial start to expanding communication and international linking on the teaching capability.

Facing The World has subsequently signed MOUs with VAVA, the Vietnam Red Cross and Direct Relief, one of the world’s largest humanitarian foundations. Especially, Facing The World is complimented by the UK’s Prime Minister with a Points of Light award in recognition of excellence, and by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vietnam.


About Pan Pacific Hanoi

Strategically located at the edge of the city centre, Pan Pacific Hanoi offers an oasis of calm in the bustling city with the West Lake providing a tranquil setting for your stay. The hotel is a stroll away from the Old Quarter and a 25-minute drive from Noi Bai International Airport. Each of the 329 rooms, suites and serviced suites is furnished with stylish interiors, modern amenities and magnificent views, complemented by the unique Pacific Touch in the personalised services. Enjoy a diverse range of gourmet indulgence at Pan Pacific Hanoi’s restaurants and bars: all-day-dining Pacifica Restaurant, renowned Ming Restaurant, Song Hong Bar and the rooftop bar The Summit. Pan Pacific Hanoi provides an array of recreational facilities for a rejuvenating stay. Enjoy an energizing workout at the fully equipped Fitness Centre or go for a refreshing dip in the all-weather swimming pool. Offering nine meeting rooms, state-of-the-art technology and an experienced team of event planners, Pan Pacific Hanoi will be the ideal venue for your event. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.panpacific.com/hanoi.


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