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8 January 2017
 
Over 180 teams At Charity Walk To Help Family & Child Welfare Services
 
(8 January 2017) Over 17,000 participants from more than 180 teams and individuals took part in today’s Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions to raise funds for family and child welfare services, one of the six core services supported by the Chest. In 2016/2017, the Chest is to allocate over $35 million to the said services provided by 24 member social welfare agencies.
 
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. Also attending this Ceremony were Mr Peter T S Wong, Executive Committee Chairman of the Chest; and Deputy Chairmen Mr Billy Kong, Ms Rose Lee and Mr Vernon F Moore; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; and Co-Chairmen, Mr Charles Lee, Dr Dennis Sun and Mr Michael Wu; ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions'' Organising Committee Chairman Dr Gerald Siu, and Co-Chairmen, Dr Irene Tang, Mr Wilson Pong and Mr Matthew Wong; Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs as well as Mr Raymond Fan, Acting Director of Leisure and Cultural Services. Celebrities from Television Broadcasts Ltd and ViuTV also formed teams to pitch in their support.
 
The 10km 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. All participants each received a certificate of appreciation at the finish point.
 
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.
 
Photo captions:
Photo 1:
''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions'' was held on 8 January. Cutting the ribbons were: (From left) Mr Tan Lim Heng, Director of Guoco Group Limited; Mr Raymond Fan, Acting Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; Mr Michael Wu, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Vernon F Moore and Mr Billy Kong, Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen; Mr Matthew Wong, Mr Wilson Pong and Dr Irene Tang, ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions'' Organising Committee Co-Chairmen; and Chairman Dr Gerald Siu; 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 of the Chest; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Ms Rose Lee, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Dr Dennis T L Sun and Mr Charles Lee, Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen; Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs; Dr Jonathan Choi, Chairman of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Mr Guy Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife (International) Limited officiated at the Starting Ceremony.
 
Photo 2:
Officiating the ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions'' were: The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung (First row, eleventh from left), and Mrs Regina Leung (First row, twelfth from left), President of the Chest; Ms Janice Tse (First row, eighth from left), Director of Home Affairs; Mr Wilson Pong (First row, ninth from left), ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk'' Co-Chairman and Chairman Dr Gerald Siu (First row, tenth from left); Dr Irene Tang (First row, thirteenth from left) and Mr Matthew Wong (First row, fourteenth from left), ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk'' Co-Chairmen, they were joined by representatives of the VIP teams.
 
Photo 3:
Officiating guests of the ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions'' - The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung (First row, middle), and  Mrs Regina Leung (First row, third right), President of the Chest; Ms Janice Tse (First row, first left), Director of Home Affairs; Mr Wilson Pong (First row, second left), ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk'' Co-Chairman and Chairman Dr Gerald Siu (First row, third left); Dr Irene Tang (First row, second right) and Mr Matthew Wong (First row, first right), ''2016/2017 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk'' Co-Chairmen - with representatives from ViuTV (blue uniforms) and Television Broadcasts Ltd (white uniforms).
 
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 in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, 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.
 
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