28 February 2017
Over 13,000 People At Charity Walk to Support Family and Child Welfare Services
More than 13,000 people took part in The Community Chest "2016/2017 New Territories Walk for Millions" on 26 February to raise funds for "Family and Child Welfare Services" supported by The Community Chest. In 2016/2017, the Chest is to allocate over HK$35 million to support 24 of its member social welfare agencies which provide the said services.
The starting ceremony was officiated at by Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG The Honourable Matthew Cheung in the company of the Chest members: Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman Mr Vernon Moore, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman Dr Dennis Sun. Also present were "2016/2017 New Territories Walk for Millions" Organising Committee members: Chairman Ms Macy Wong, and Co-Chairmen Mr Pang Siu-hin, Dr Charles Chan as well as Director of Home Affairs Ms Janice Tse.
The 6-km walk from Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village to University Station of the MTR East Rail Line featured scenic views of Tolo Harbour along the way, and all participants 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.
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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