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The Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf Hotel Supports National Family Charity’s Games Inspired Muscle Dreams

The Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf Hotel is supporting family charity The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) by hosting the Musclympic welcome celebration parties during the Paralympic Games.

Described by Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG as “ encouraging young people with Muscular Dystrophy to fulfill their potential”, MHF delivers amazing experiences (known as Muscle Dreams) for children and young people afflicted by the muscle wasting disease, enabling them to live a dream, or fulfil a cherished ambition. MHF will be taking 75 Muscle Dream beneficiaries to see a variety of sporting disciplines inside the Olympic Park. To make their experience all the more magical, world class athletes and Olympians will, it’s hoped, be joining these young people at a week of Musclympic welcome celebration parties held at the Thames-side hotel.

Activities at the Musclympic welcome celebration parties include Power Chair racing on the Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf boardwalk to the sound of Chariots of Fire, Wii Olympic Games, a Refuel Zone, Pamper Zone and a Photography Studio, where guests will have the opportunity to hold the Paralympic Torch carried by Founder of the Muscle Help Foundation, Michael McGrath.

Said Paul Duggan, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf “We’re pleased to be supporting the Muscle Help Foundation’s flagship Games inspired Muscle Dreams’ programme. It’s an incredibly empowering charity, which makes a huge difference to the lives of people with Muscular Dystrophy.”

“MHF events are as much about providing families with an uplifting experience - to give them a fun, relaxing and memorable break they wouldn’t otherwise have - as it is about empowering our young members to achieve their potential.” said Founder of MHF, Michael McGrath. “Location – in this case proximity to the Paralympic Stadium and the wonderful Thames vista at Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf – is key in creating these memories, but it’s incredibly important to also find a venue whose staff understands what disability is and how to provide the attention to detail and service we require. I’ve worked with the hotel a number of times over the past few years - taking our beneficiaries to concerts and productions at the 02 - and held training sessions with the staff to engage them and help them to truly understand our needs”.

The five Musclympic welcome celebration parties will be held from 6.30pm-9.30pm, Thursday 30th August to Thursday 6th September at Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf Hotel.

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