26 January 2017
The 2017 Community Chest Corporate Challenge
Raised HK$2.4 Million for the Mentally Handicapped
The 2017 Community Chest Corporate Challenge was successfully held on 22 January at Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung Country Park. Amateur and veteran runners from 31 corporations participated in the 10KM Run and Half Marathon. Over HK$2.4 million was raised for the Services for the Mentally and Multiple Handicapped supported by The Community Chest.
Co-Chairmen of The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Mr Edward W Y Cheung, BBS, Mr Carmelo K S Lee, JP and Committee Members Mr Jeffrey Lau, Dr Gerald Siu and Mr Matthew Wong, BBS officiated at the Starting Ceremony. Mr Cheung, Mr Lau and Dr Siu further supported by joining the 10KM Run.
The Chest wants to thank the event sponsors – Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Maxim’s Group, Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited and Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited, and a special thank-you to co-organiser Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong for their professional advice.
In 2016/2017, The Community Chest has allocated over HK$9.9 million to support services for the Mentally and Multiple Handicapped offered by 10 member social welfare agencies. The services help beneficiaries acquire vocational and social skills such that they can integrate into the society.
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 community development.
Mr Carmelo K S Lee, JP (front left sixth) Co-Chairman of The 2017 Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee gave his welcome address before the start of the race.
The participants ran to raise funds for the mentally handicapped from agencies funded by The Community Chest.
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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