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11 July 2016

The Community Chest Thanked Donors for HK$314 Million
Raised in 2015/2016

The Community Chest Annual Presentation of Awards Ceremony 2015/2016 officiated by its President Mrs Regina Leung was held on 27 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With the continued support from all sectors of the community, the Chest concluded the 2015/2016 Campaign Year with great success by having raised over HK$314 million. At the Ceremony, the Chest paid tribute to over 250 individual and corporate donors, government departments and supporting organisations for their generosity.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (the Bank), a long-time supporter of The Community Chest, is the winner of the Top Donor of the Year Award for the 16th year by donating more than HK$20 million. To encourage more to invest in local community, the Bank also matched their staff donation dollar-for-dollar through The Hongkong Bank Foundation. Such invaluable contribution will be devoted to supporting a wide range of welfare services that the Chest subvents, and benefits many people in need.

The Bank was also presented the ''Benefactor of the Year Award'' in recognition of the allocation of HK$100 million from the HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme, to support initiatives that address the welfare needs of Hong Kong. 

Cheung Kong Group was presented with the Second Top Donor Award for motivating their staff to care for the needy, and donated generously to The Community Chest Rainbow Fund Donation Hotline to help those in financial crisis. The Third Top Donor, Sun Hung Kai Properties Group was awarded for their active participation in many fund-raising events. Hang Seng Bank, The Jardine Matheson Group, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Maxim’s Group, Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund Limited, MASTINA and G.S. Charity Foundation Ltd were presented with the Fourth to Tenth Top Donors respectively.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was presented the ''Partner in Charity Award'' for their generous annual grant toward the Chest’s administrative expenses. This enables the Chest to allocate all donations, without any deductions, to develop local social welfare services for more than 2.1 million beneficiaries annually.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, who was presented the ''Promoter in Corporate Giving Award'', has initiated a unique fund-raising platform – ''Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme'' since 1999 to encourage companies listed in Hong Kong the option to choose their stock codes by making a donation to the Chest. In 2015/2016, 83 companies took part in this Scheme and over HK$77 million was raised.

''The Community Chest Award for Outstanding Service'' was presented to Headline Daily for its publication of Rainbow Fund beneficiary stories that appealed to donors, and to KPMG who has been the Honorary Auditor since the Chest’s inception in 1968.

With the support from many government departments, the Chest was able to conduct many events successfully. In 2015/2016, the Top Donor (Civil Service Category) went to the Education Bureau, who has played a major role in promoting ''Greening for the Chest'' among local primary and secondary schools. Home Affairs Department who has helped the Chest expands its fund-raising networks in districts across Hong Kong, was awarded the Second Top Donor of this category.

The Top Donor of the Year (Home Affairs Department Districts Category) award went to Kowloon City District for their generous contribution toward worthy causes supported by the Chest. Tai Po District and Sai Kung District were awarded the Second and Third Top Donor titles respectively.

Every year, over 2.1 million Hong Kong people benefitted from the six major areas of services subvented by the Chest, namely Children and Youth Services, Elderly Services, Family and Child Welfare Services, Medical and Health Services, Rehabilitation and Aftercare Services as well as Community Development and Other Services.

The Chest’s 2015/2016 Board Members including Mr Peter T S Wong, JP; Ms Rose Lee, JP; Mrs Irene Yau, ISO; Mr Charles C L Yang, BBS, JP; Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen  Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP; Dr Dennis T L Sun, BBS, JP, as well as Members were present at the Ceremony.

About The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making rganizeson neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest rganizes 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 expenses 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 expenses, 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 :

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd raised more than HK$20 million in the 2015/2016 campaign year through their corporate contribution and staff participation in Chest events and won the Top Donor of the Year Award for the 16th year. The Bank’s donation has been used to support a wide range of welfare services subvented by the Chest, and benefited many people in need. Ms Diana Cesar (right), Chief Executive Hong Kong of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd represented the Bank to receive the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 2 :

Cheung Kong Group donated to The Community Chest Rainbow Fund Donation Hotline to help those in financial crisis, and has motivated their staff to care for the needy. The organisation was presented with the Second Top Donor Award. Mrs Wendy Tong Barnes (right), Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd received the award on behalf of the Group from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 3 :

Sun Hung Kai Properties Group was active in their participation in many Chest’s fund-raising eventsand was presented with the Third Top Donor Award. Mr Allen Fung (right), Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd received the award on behalf of the Group from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 4 :

Hang Seng Bank is a regular supporter of the Chest and was presented with the Fourth Top Donor Award. Ms Rose Lee, JP (middle), Vice Chairman and Chief Executive and Ms Alison Ho (right), Head of Corporate Responsibility of Hang Seng Bank received the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 5 :

The Jardine Matheson Group has made generous contributions to the Chest and for many years, has focused on supporting Mental-health related Services provided by the Chest’s member agencies. The organisation was presented with the Fifth Top Donor Award. Ms Jessie Tsui (right), Manager, MINDSET of Jardine Matheson Ltd received the award on behalf of the Group from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 6 :

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was presented the ''Partner in Charity Award'' for their generous annual grant toward the Chest’s administrative expenses. Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest, presented the award to Mr Leong Cheung (right), Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Photo 7 :

The winner of the ''Promoter in Corporate Giving Award'', Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, has initiated a unique fund-raising platform – ''Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme'' since 1999 to encourage companies listed in Hong Kong the option to choose their stock codes by making a donation to the Chest. Ms Joan Chung (right), Vice President, Human Resources of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited received the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 8 :

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd was presented the ''Benefactor of the Year Award'' in recognition of the allocation of HK$100 million from the HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme, to support initiatives that address the welfare needs of Hong Kong. Ms Diana Cesar (right), Chief Executive Hong Kong of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd received the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 9 :

Headline Daily provided a promotional platform by publishing The Community Chest Rainbow Fund beneficiary stories and was presented ''The Community Chest Award for Outstanding Service''. Mr Siu Sai-wo (right), CEO / Group Publisher of Headline Daily received the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

Photo 10 :

KPMG has been the Honorary Auditor since the Chest’s inception in 1968 and was presented ''The Community Chest Award for Outstanding Service''. Mr Woo Pat-nie (right), Partner, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility of KPMG received the award from Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest.

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