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27 June 2016     

 

The Community Chest 47th Annual General Meeting

Announces Good Results In Support of Welfare Services

 

The Community Chest 47th Annual General Meeting took place today (27 June) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

Chaired by Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest, the Meeting was also attended by 2015/2016 Officers including Mr Peter T S Wong, JP, Executive Committee Chairman; Ms Rose W M Lee, JP, Campaign Committee Chairman; Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-Yun, ISO, Public Relations Committee Chairman; Mr Charles C L Yang, BBS, JP, Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee Chairman; Mr Frank Y C Lyn, Treasurer of the Chest; Mr Vernon F Moore, BBS, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen Dr John C C Chan, GBS, JP; Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP; Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP; and Board Members Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP; and Mr Daryl W K Ng, JP; 2016/2017 Board Nominees; Committee Members as well as representatives of 158 member social welfare agencies subvented by the Chest.

 

During the Annual General Meeting, twelve prominent members were elected to the 2016/2017 Board of Directors, namely Mr Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO of Melco International Development Ltd; Mr Kong Churk-hoi, Billy, BBS, MH, JP, Senior Partner of Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong; Dr Kong Tak-ho, BBS, JP, Chairman of Lai Tak Holdings Limited; Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited; Mr Lionel Lam Kin, PDSM, CPM, Chairman & CEO of Perfect Balance (HK) Ltd; Ms Rose W M Lee, JP, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank; Mr Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Citi Hong Kong and Macau; Mr Lui Yiu Tung, Francis, Vice Chairman of K. Wah Group; Dr Gerald Siu, Director of San Ho Enterprises Ltd; Ms Janice Tse, JP, Director of Home Affairs, Home Affairs Department; Mr Douglas C K Woo, Chairman and Managing Director of Wheelock and Company Limited; and Mr Charles C L Yang, BBS, JP, HKICPA of S Y Yang & Company.

 

In the Campaign Year 2015/2016, The Chest raised over HK$314 million. In view of the good fund-raising results, in addition to subventing on-going services offered by the member social welfare agencies, the Chest will also allocate nearly HK$69 million to support 32 Time Limited Projects (please refer to the attachment). The Chest has also expanded its reach to meet society’s needs with the admission of three new member agencies. They are: The Church of United Brethren in Christ, Social Service Division which offers support services to parents whose children have special education needs; Feeding Hong Kong Limited which collects and redistributes surplus packaged food items to the needy; and Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association Limited which provides guide dogs service for people with visual impairment.

 

"The Community Chest Rainbow Fund" provides immediate response to people in emergency situations and financial crisis, it also supports survivors and victims of accidents and natural disasters. As at 31 March 2016, an accumulated amount of over HK$96 million was allocated to benefit more than 46,000 people.

 

After the meeting, Mrs Regina Leung expressed sincere gratitude to eight retiring Board Members for their invaluable contribution to the Chest. They included Mr Patrick K W Chan; Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP; Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP; Mr Daryl W K Ng, JP; Mr Ng Sau-kei, Wilfred, SBS, JP; Mr Douglas C T So; Mr Michael Wu; and The Hon Yam Chi-kwong, Joseph, GBM, GBS, JP.

  

 

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 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 toover 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly,family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development.

 

 

Attachment:

 

The Community Chest of Hong Kong

2016/2017 Time Limited Projects

Names of Member Agencies

Project Names

The following projects will be supported for 3 years:

1.

Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims Limited

Ma Ma Enhancement Group

2.

Barnabas Charitable Service Association Limited

The Project of ADD - Volunteer Alliance

3.

Caritas - Hong Kong

Empowering the Capacity of Grassroots Labourer on Reducing the Body Strain Problem

4.

Caritas - Hong Kong

Grains of Soul: Community Support Programme on Psychological Wounds

5.

Caritas - Hong Kong

Little Angel Project - A Supportive and Developmental Project for Children of Parents with Mental Illness

6.

Christian Family Service Centre

"Footprint" Strengths Based Child Mental Health Project (Supported by HSBC)

7.

Christian Family Service Centre

LIFES Link - A Network of Services Handling the Dual Ageing Issues of Mentally Disabled Persons and their Caregivers

8.

Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

Project Legacy - Support Service for Families with Grandparents as Parents (GAP)

9.

Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, The

Coupling in Sunset

10.

Hong Kong Christian Service

Support to Ethnic Elderly (SEE) Project

11.

Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association, The

SweetieLand (Supported by HSBC)

12.

Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod

Magic Inside-out: Magic Therapy for the Emotional Problem Children (Supported by HSBC)

13. Hong Kong PHAB Association "Life Wish" Project - Counselling Service for High Emotional Risk People with Physical Disabilities 

14.

Hong Kong Society for the Blind, The

Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind

15.

Project Concern Hong Kong

Sponsorship Programme of On-site Dental Treatment for the Elderly

16.

Salvation Army, The

Project for Grandparent raising Grandchildren Family Support Service

17.

St. James' Settlement

"CARES for You" Mental Health Support Programme

18.

St. James' Settlement

Brighten Children's Home

19.

Suicide Prevention Services Limited

Photography Link YOUTH

20.

Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

"I Have A Choice" - Chronic Pain Management Service for the Elderly

21.

Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

Preschool Children Oral Care Scheme

 The following projects will be supported for 2 years:

22.

Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims Limited

Carers Supporting Scheme for Occupational Disease and Work Injuries

23.

Centre for Restoration of Human Relationships Limited

Convoy - Intervention for the Children with ADHD / ASD dealing with Bullying Problems

24.

Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

When Teens Meet Angels - We Can, We Do (Phase II)

25.

Hong Kong Association of the Deaf

Barrier Free Support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (Phase II) (Supported by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited)

26.

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

A Beam of Hope - Pilot Project on “Child-focused” Parenting Coordination and Co-parenting Services for Divorced Families (Phase II)

27.

Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod

Toy Library for the Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment (Phase II)

28.

Hong Kong PHAB Association

Successful Transition to Adulthood & Self Realisation (STAR Project) - Counselling and Coaching Service for Youth with Disabilities (Phase II) (First year allocation is supported by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited)

29.

Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, The

Dental Wellness for Persons with Mental Handicap

(Phase II)

30.

Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, The

Health Check Programme for Persons with Mental Handicap

31.

Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers, The

Child in Mind Project 2.0

32.

St. James' Settlement

Con-NEET - Connecting the NEET* Youth with Community (*Not in Employment, Education or Training)

       

 

Total subvention amounted to nearly HK$69 million.

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