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AHIF Delegates Will Run for Charity with Haile Gebrselassie

Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time world championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity.

On the morning of September 25, Gebrselassie will lead the way around a loop inside the grounds of the Sheraton Addis.

AHIF’s charity sponsor, Derba MIDROC Cement, and AHIF’s organiser, Bench Events, have each pledged to make a donation, on behalf of each participating runner, to AHOPE Ethiopia, a charity that provides specialised care and support to HIV positive orphans.

Sidisse Buli Negassa, executive director, AHOPE Ethiopia, said, “AHOPE Ethiopia is delighted to have been selected as the designated charity for AHIF 2019. We are working hard to provide better futures for HIV positive children in Ethiopia and the funds raised at the AHIF Charity Run will contribute to our family preservation and economic empowerment programmes, as well as the educational sponsorship of children within the community. We are very grateful to Bench Events and Derba MIDROC Cement for their support and look forward to sharing our story with delegates at the event.”