11 March 2016
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2016 Raised Over HK$2.3 Million
To Benefit Mental Health Patients
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day 2016 on Friday 26 February raised over HK$2.3 millionfor mental health services provided by The Community Chest’s member agencies. The event was made possible thanks to the generosity of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA), which acted as title sponsor for the first time.
The tournament, held at The Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling Golf Course, attracted over 190 elite golfers from various corporations and organizations who formed 48 teams in a bid to help charity.
To acknowledge the generosity of donors and supporters, a Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on Tuesday, 8 March at the Bank of East Asia Building. Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Ms Rose Lee, JP was joined by Charity Golf Day Organizing Committee Chairman and BEA Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP, as well as Organizing Committee Members, to present prizes and awards to participating organizations and sponsors.
Kam Wah Minerals Trading Limited was the Champion and winner of the ''Best Gross'' award. The First Runner-up and Second Runner-up prizes went to teams from Chang Win Garment Manufacturing Company Limited and Sun Hing Insurance Holdings respectively.
The Community Chest is grateful to title sponsor BEA for its generosity, allowing every dollar raised through the event to go directly to mental health services funded by the Chest, without the need to deduct administration expenses. The Chest also thanks Tournament Director, Mr Dean Nelson,Organizing Committee Honorary Advisor, Mr Bob Chong, BBS, and Organizing Committee Members Mr T C Chan, BBS, JP, Mr Sidney Cheng, Mr Philip Choi, Mr Kenneth Lam, Ms Marina Tsang and Ms Suzie Wakai, MH for their contribution to the event.
The Chest appreciates the support of ''Hole-in-One'' Award co-sponsors Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited and BEA, along with all the Putting Green, Hole, and prize and souvenir sponsors.
The Chest is also grateful to The Hong Kong Golf Club for supporting this event for the 18th year,providing an excellent venue, waiving the green fees, and making staff available on the day.
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 subsidize 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.
Ms Rose Lee, JP (third right), Chest Campaign Committee Chairman; title sponsor representative Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP (third left), Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited and The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day Organizing Committee Chairman; Mr Bob Chong, BBS (second right), Organizing Committee Honorary Advisor; and Organizing Committee Members Mr Philip Choi (first left), Mr Kenneth Lam (first right) and Ms Suzie Setsuko Wakai, MH (second left) attended the prize presentation ceremony.
Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP (Middle), The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day Organizing Committee Chairman, presented awards to the Champion and winner of the ''Best Gross'' award – Kam Wah Minerals Trading Limited.
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day Organizing Committee with the winners at the prize presentation ceremony.
The Community Chest BEA Charity Golf Day Organizing Committee with the winners and sponsors at the prize presentation ceremony.
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