5 February 2016
The 2016 Community Chest Corporate Challenge
Raised HK$2.3 Million For The Visually and Hearing Impaired
The 2016 Community Chest Corporate Challenge was held on Sunday, 31 January with around 1,400 runners from 36 corporations in half-marathon and 10-km races at Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, one of Hong Kong's most scenic trails. Over HK$2.3 million was raised for the services for the visually and hearing impaired supported by The Community Chest.
Before the start of the 10-km race, Organising Committee Co-Chairman Mr Carmelo Lee, JP gave an address when he thanked donors and sponsors for their contribution: Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Maxim’s Group, Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited and Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited, and a special one for Gammon Construction Limited and co-organiser Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong.
Mr Lee's fellow Co-Chairman Mr Edward Cheung, BBS and Committee Members Mr Gerald Siu and Mr Matthew Wong, BBS, showed their further support by participating in the 10-km race.
In 2015/2016, the Chest has allocated over HK$11 million to support 10 member social welfare agencies providing services for the visually and hearing impaired.
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.
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 Starting Ceremony was officiated by The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Edward W Y Cheung, BBS (second left) and Mr Carmelo K S Lee, JP (third left); as well as Members Dr Gerald Siu (first left) and Mr Matthew Wong, BBS (forth left).
Around 1,400 runners gathered at Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung and took part in the Half Marathon and 10-km Race to raise funds for the services for the visually and hearing impaired supported by the Chest.
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