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12 December 2018
 
The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions (Central – Wan Chai Bypass)
 
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Community Chest, we have sought the opportunity to organise a special walk along a new infrastructure, the Central-Wanchai Bypass on 6 January 2019. All funds raised will go to 24 member social welfare agencies in enhancing Family and Child Welfare Services.
 
At the event’s announcement officiated by the Director of Home Affairs, Ms Tse Siu-wa, Janice on 7 December, The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok said the anniversary-year walk will start at Edinburgh Place in Central and finish at Oil Street in North Point. Total distance of the Walk is about 5.3 km and it is estimated to take two hours to finish the whole journey. Joining Ms Tse and Dr Kwok were 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Organising Committee Chairmen Mr Pang Siu-hin and Mr Wilson Pong, Co-Chairmen Mr Chong Kin-shing, Mr Vincent Wong, Ms Jennifer Y C Yeung and Board Member Mr Lionel Lam Kin.
 
The Community Chest wishes to thank Bank of China (Hong Kong) for fully supporting the 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions, enabling the Chest to allocate all donation to the community without deduction of administrative costs.
 
Online application for VIP and Ordinary Teams is now available, please visit the 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions webpage at https://www.commchest.org/event/walk50 for online application and more details. Additional information on individual application would be announced soon, for enquiry please contact The Community Chest Office on 2599 6111. For latest news on the event, please go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/commchestHK.
 
Founded on 8 November 1968, The Community Chest has been helping Hong Kong people for 50 years by funding the social services of its 161 member welfare agencies. The Walk for Millions is a signature fund-raising event that started in 1971 and has been a major fund-raiser for The Chest every year since then.
 
Photo Captions:

Photo 1:
Officiating at the launch ceremony were: Director of Home Affairs, Ms Tse Siu-wa, Janice (4th left); The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok (4th right); The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Organising Committee Chairmen Mr Pang Siu-hin (3rd right) and Mr Wilson Pong (3rd left); Co-Chairmen Mr Chong Kin-shing (2nd right), Mr Vincent Wong (1st left), Ms Jennifer Y C Yeung (1st right) and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Corporate Communications & CSR Deputy General Manager Ms Angel Yip (2nd left).

Photo 2:
Director of Home Affairs, Ms Tse Siu-wa, Janice (right) and The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok (left) presented certificate of appreciation to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Corporate Communications & CSR Deputy General Manager Ms Angel Yip (centre) for the bank’s generous support as the event sponsor.
 
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 for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services 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 administration 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. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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