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10 January 2016

 

2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions

Raised Funds for Family and Child Welfare Services

"2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions", The Community Chest’s first major fund-raising event of the year, was held today (10 January, Sunday). Over 14,000 participants from over 160 teams and individuals embarked on a 10km charity walk started from Hong Kong Stadium, to raise funds for the Family and Child Welfare Services, one of the six core services supported by the Chest.

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung, and Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest officiated at the Starting Ceremony accompanied by Mr Peter T S Wong, Executive Committee Chairman of the Chest, Deputy Chairmen Mr Billy Kong Churk-hoi and Mr Vernon F Moore; Ms Rose Lee, Campaign Committee Chairman and Co-Chairmen Dr Simon Kwok, Mr Charles Y K Lee, Dr Dennis T L Sun, and Mr Michael Wu;"2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions" Organising Committee Chairman Mr Lee Yuk Fat, Co-Chairmen Dr Gerald Siu, Dr Irene Tang and Mr Wilson Pong; Mr Patrick Li, Acting Director of Home Affairs and Ms Michelle Li, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services. Celebrities from Asia Television Ltd, Metro Broadcast Corporation Ltd and Television Broadcasts Ltd also participated.

 

The charity walk began at Hong Kong Stadium, taking participants through Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, Black’s Link, Aberdeen Reservoir Road and finishing at Aberdeen Country Park Visitors Centre in under 4 hours. All participants each received a certificate of appreciation at the finishing point.

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

The Chest would like to thank the Home Affairs Department and other government departments, and uniformed groups for their support to make the event a success.

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.

 

Photo captions:

Photo 1: "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions" was held on 10 January. (From left) Mr Tan Lim Heng, Managing Director of Guoco Group Limited; Mr Patrick Li, Acting Director of Home Affairs; Mr Michael Wu, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Vernon F Moore, and Mr Billy Kong Churk-hoi, Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen; Mr Wilson Pong, Dr Irene Tang and Dr Gerald Siu, "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions" Organising Committee Co-Chairmen; and Chairman Mr Lee Yuk Fat; The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung, and  Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest; Mr Peter T S Wong, Executive Committee Chairman; Ms Rose Lee, Campaign Committee Chairman, Co-Chairmen Dr Simon Kwok, Mr Charles Y K Lee, and Dr Dennis T L Sun; Ms Michelle Li, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services;Dr Charles Yeung, Chairman of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and Mr Roy Gori, President and CEO of Manulife Financial Asia Limited officiated at the Starting Ceremony.

Photo 2: (First row, eighth from left) Officiating guests Mr Patrick Li, Acting Director of Home Affairs;Dr Irene Tang, "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk" Co-Chairman and Chairman Mr Lee Yuk Fat; The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung,and Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest; Dr Gerald Siu and Mr Wilson Pong, "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk" Co-Chairmen were greeted by representatives from VIP team leaders at the "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions".

Photo 3: (First row, from left) Officiating guests Mr Patrick Li, Acting Director of Home Affairs; Dr Irene Tang, "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk" Co-Chairman and Chairman Mr Lee Yuk Fat;The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung, and Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest; Dr Gerald Siu and Mr Wilson Pong, "2015/2016 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk" Co-Chairmen with representatives (from left) from Metro Broadcast CorporationLtd, Television Broadcasts Ltd and Asia Television Ltd to start the charity walk.

 

 

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