15 June 2016
The Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2015
Over HK$19 Million Raised for Social Welfare Services
The Community Chest Dress Casual Day which was held on 8 October 2015 had raised over HK$19.4 million, it was announced at the event’s Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony on 23 May 2016.
The event was supported by over 360,000 people from nearly 1,100 government organisations,educational institutions, and the private sector. All funds raised will benefit beneficiaries of ''Children & Youth Services'', ''Family & Child Welfare Services'', ''Elderly Services'', ''Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services'', ''Medical & Health Services'' and ''Community Development & Other Services'' provided by agencies funded by the Chest.
The ceremony was officiated at by the Honourable Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government in the company of Ms Rose W M Lee, JP,Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Co-Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP; Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP, Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Wong Wai-yue, Benny.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited was named Top Fund-raiser with a contribution of over HK$860,000 from staff and matching donation of the Bank’s Foundation. The Bank has won the same award for 23 consecutive years since the first Dress Casual Day in 1993.
Hang Seng Bank and Cheung Kong Group won the Second and Third Top Fund-raiser Awards respectively. In the civil service category, the Top Fund-raiser Award went to Legal Aid Department.The Top Fund-raiser Award in the educational category went to Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School for the 9th consecutive year.
The 2015 Dress Casual Day featured a promotional video masterminded by Chest Board Member Mr Leon Lai, BBS, MH; the film also featured other well-known actors and singers: Ms Helena Law, Ms Joyce Cheng, Mr Tony Hung, Mr Bowie Wu, Mr Joey Tang, and members of pop groups Girls’ Sample and SiS Lok’s. The master concept of the event was created by Mr Jan Lamb the visual of which was printed on limited-edition T-shirts and folders; the merchandise sold out quickly and the income generated was a boost to the donation figure.
Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP, Dress Causal Day Organising Committee Chairman, expressed his sincere gratitude to the event sponsors including Diamond Sponsor – Hang Seng Bank; Silver Sponsors – Nameson Group and Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited; as well as Harbour City, Times Square, Plaza Hollywood and Media Partners – Commercial Radio and Milk Magazine for their ardent support. Special tributes were also paid to Incentive Sponsors – The Sincere Company Ltd., Maxim’s Cakes, Arome Bakery, Genki Sushi, Starbucks, and Maxim’s MX.
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 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.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited demonstrated its unwavering philanthropic spirit by raising over HK$860,000 with the participation of its entire staff and won the Dress Casual Day Top Fund-raiser Award for the twenty-third consecutive year. At the Award Presentation Ceremony, Ms Malini Thadani (second left), Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific; Ms Stephanie Cheng (first left), Manager Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific; Ms Eva Ip (second right), Sports & Recreation Manager and Ms Rita Lyew (first right), Employee & Community Programme Manager of HSBC received a Special Award from the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government.
Accompanied by Ms Rose W M Lee, JP (front row 2nd left), Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Co-Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP (front row 1st left); Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP (front row 2nd right), Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Wong Wai-yue, Benny (front row 1st right); the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Mrs Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS, JP (front center), Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government presented awards to the Top Ten Fund-raisers.
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