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19 June 2017
The Community Chest 48th Annual General Meeting
Announces Donations Allocated to Current and New Services to Meet Social Needs
The Community Chest 48th Annual General Meeting took place today (19 June) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Chaired by Mr Peter T S Wong, JP, First Vice President and Executive Committee Chairman of The Community Chest, the Meeting was also attended by 2016/2017 Officers including Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, 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; Ms Rose W M Lee, JP, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen Dr John C C Chan, GBS, JP and Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP; 2017/2018 Board Nominees; Committee Members as well as representatives of 161 Chest member social welfare agencies.
At the Annual General Meeting, twelve members were elected to the 2017/2018 Board of Directors, namely  Mr T C Chan, BBS, JP, Senior Adviser of The Bank of East Asia, Limited; Dr Edward W Y Cheung, Consultant of Woo Kwan Lee & Lo; Mr Lawrence Cheung, MH, JP, Chairman & Managing Director of Lawrence Cheung C.P.A. Company Limited; Sir C K Chow, GBS, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited; Dr Peter K L Chu, BBS, President of Alpha Appliances Limited; Dr Eddie Kwan, Chairman of EK Immigration Consulting Limited; Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP, Consultant of Woo Kwan Lee & Lo; Mr Li Man-kiu, Adrian, JP, Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited; Mr Daryl W K Ng, JP, Executive Director of Sino Group; Mr Wong Ting-chung, BBS, JP, Chairman & CEO of Nameson Holdings Limited; Mr Peter T S Wong JP, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; and Mr Michael Wu, Chairman & Managing Director of Maxim's Caterers Ltd.
In the 2016/2017 campaign year, the Chest has raised over HK$300 million which allows for the continuous funding of ongoing services and sharing of fruitful outcome with our member agencies – more than HK$68 million on 28 time-limited projects; over $5.4 million on two Major New Initiatives; and HK$5.8 million Capital Project Fund to carry out renovation and to enhance facilities of 20 member agencies. Please refer to the attachment for full list of time-limited projects and Major New Initiatives.
The Chest also welcomed three new member agencies. They are: Children Chiropractic Foundation Limited which provides free spinal check-up services and education programmes for school children; Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association Limited which helps people with eating disorders, and educates the public about the condition; and Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services Limited which promotes the localisation of guide dog services.
"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 2017, an accumulated amount of over HK$110 million was allocated to benefit more than 51,000 people.
After the meeting, Mr Peter T S Wong, JP expressed his gratitude to five retiring Board Members for their invaluable contribution to the Chest. They included Dr John C C Chan, GBS, JP; Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP; Mr Charles Li; Mr Peter H Pang, JP and Mr Pong Kin Yee, Paulo.
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 160 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.

2017/2018 Major New Initiatives

Names of Member Agencies

Project Names

The following project will be supported for 2 years:


Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

Healthier Bone for Beautiful Community

The following project will be supported for 3 years:


Salvation Army, The

Healthy Action ‘LEVEL-UP’ - Outreaching Health Support Scheme for Deprived Communities with Hidden Health Needs

*Total allocation amounted to over HK$5.4 million.


2017/2018 Time Limited Projects

The following projects will be supported for 1 year:


Hong Kong St. John Ambulance

Special Smiles Project


Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

"Smiley Activation Project" - Community / Home-based Depression Treatment for the Elderly


Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Limited

Up-cycling Food Waste: A Vigorous Sham Shui Po (Phase II)

The following projects will be supported for 2 years:


1st Step Association Limited

Beautification of Wheelchair Self-help Group   (Phase II)


Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service Centre

The Stroke Rehabilitation Service for the Elders in Southern District


Asbury Methodist Social Service

HELP3 (Help, Hope, Harmony) in Tsuen Wan Project


Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong, The

Hand in Hand: Pain Management and Fall Prevention Project in Family Perspective


Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited

Neighbourhood Support to Elderly People Living in Private Residential Care Home


Christian Family Service Centre

"Wellness Body, Fitness Brain" - Supporting Project for Persons with Moderate Dementia and Their Carers


Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

Project Crossroad (Extension Chapter) - Life & Death Education and Support Service for Frail Elders


Heep Hong Society

A Holistic Employment Support Scheme for High Functioning Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Phase II)


Methodist Church Hong Kong - Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service, The

Building Family in Kwun Tong with Love


St. James' Settlement

"Grow Goal Glow" Life Planning Creator


Wai Ji Christian Service

Infinity in Love

The following projects will be supported for 3 years:


Art in Hospital Limited

ADPEERING - Art Workshop for the Elderly


Caritas - Hong Kong

"Hope in Love" – Professional Support Project for Families with ASD Children


Caritas - Hong Kong

"Lively Children, Happy Parents" - Support Services to Low / No Income Families Having Children with Specific Learning Disability


Church of United Brethren in Christ, Social Service Division, The

Hands in Hands - Supporting the Caregivers on Handling SEN Children


Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired Limited

Children on the Bright


Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

"Happiness to Share" : A Project on Nurturing of Happy Families


Family Planning Association of Hong Kong, The

Every Bone Counts


Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service Limited

Northern District Grassroots Community Economy Network Project


Hong Kong PHAB Association

"Project B.R.I.G.H.T" - Mental Health Counselling & Supporting Service for Youth with Special Educational Needs (SEN) (B.R.I.G.H.T. stand for Beyond, Resilience, Integration, Growth, Holistic-Talent)


Salvation Army, The

"Family Transformation" Project for Divorce Families


St. James' Settlement

S.P.A. Project


St. James' Settlement

Community Support Network for Deprived Families in To Kwa Wan


Suicide Prevention Services Limited

Project BLESS (Befriending Service for Lighting Up and Empowering Survivors of Suicide)


Suicide Prevention Services Limited

Youth Link

*Total allocation amounted to over HK$68 million.

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