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13 March 2016

 

2015/2016 New Territories Walk for Millions

Raised Funds for Family and Child Welfare Services

 

''2015/2016 New Territories Walk for Millions'' was held today (13 March, Sunday) with participantswalking 4.5km from Tai Po Waterfront Park Promenade Viewing Terrace to Plover Cove Road Mini-soccer Pitch, to raise funds for the Family and Child Welfare Services, one of the six core servicessupported by the Chest.

The Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor officiated at the starting ceremony accompanied by Mr Billy Kong and Mr Vernon F Moore, Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen of The Community Chest; Dr Dennis Sun, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Ms Jenny Chan, ''2015/2016 New Territories Walk for Millions'' Organising Committee Chairman, Co-Chairmen Ms Macy Wong, Mr Pang Siu-hin and Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling; as well as representatives from last year’s New Territories Walk Top Fund-raising organisations: Mr Daryl Ng, Board Member of The Community Chest and Executive Director of Sino Group; Mr Ma Hing-fung, Honorary Adviser of Friends of the Community Chest Sai Kung District Committee; Mr Derek Chung, Assistant General Manager of Wing Lung Bank; and Mr K P Tay, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of MassMutual Asia Ltd.

 

The charity walk began at Tai Po Waterfront Park Promenade Viewing Terrace, taking participants through Lam Tsuen River Side and finishing at Plover Cove Road Mini-soccer Pitch in about 1.5 hours. All participants each received a certificate of appreciation at the finish point. A number of the Chest’s member agencies would set up game booths at the finish point.

In 2015/2016, the Chest allocates over HK$35 million to support 24 member social welfare agencies providing Family and Child Welfare Services. These services help with the harmony of families and the society.

The Chest would like to thank various government departments, and uniformed groups for their staunch support to make the event a success.

About The Community Chest of Hong Kong 

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 150 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong. The Chest’s administrative costs come from a subsidised grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, our Partner in charity, generously supports The Community Chest of Hong Kong in helping to subsidise our administrative costs, thereby enabling 100% of the donations to be allocated to over 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and communitydevelopment.

Photo Captions:

 

Photo 1:

''2015/2016 New Territories Walk for Millions'' was held on 13 March. (From left) Mr Derek Chung, Assistant General Manager of Wing Lung Bank; Mr Daryl Ng, Board Member of The Community Chest and Executive Director of Sino Group; Dr Dennis Sun, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Billy Kong and Mr Vernon F Moore, Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen; The Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor; Ms Jenny Chan, ''2015/2016 New Territories Walk'' Chairman, Co-Chairmen Ms Macy Wong, Mr Pang Siu-hin and Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling; Mr Ma Hing-fung, Honorary Adviser of Friends of the Community Chest Sai Kung District Committee and Mr K P Tay, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of MassMutual Asia Ltd. officiated at the starting ceremony.

 

Photo 2:

(First row, tenth from left) Officiating guests Mr Pang Siu-hin, ''2015/2016 New Territories Walk'' Co-Chairman and Chairman Ms Jenny Chan; The Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor; Ms Macy Wong and Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling, ''2015/2016 New Territories Walk'' Co-Chairmen were greeted by representatives from VIP team leaders at the ''2015/2016 New Territories Walk for Millions''

 

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