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7 January 2019
 
The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions (Central-Wan Chai Bypass)
Stepped Out for Family and Child Welfare Services
 
The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions was held yesterday (6 January) at Hong Kong’s new infrastructure development, Central-Wan Chai Bypass. Over 20,000 participants comprising more than 210 teams and individual donors enrolled in the event to raise funds for family and child welfare services.
 
Started in 1971, the Walk for Millions is a signature fund-raiser of the Chest. This year, the walk took on a new route – from Edinburgh Place in Central via the Central-Wan Chai Bypass to the finish point at Oil Street at North Point. The walk was about 5.3 km in distance, with 3.7 km of it in a tunnel. It took walkers around two hours to complete the walk.
 
The Community Chest would like to thank Bank of China (Hong Kong) for their full support and generous sponsorship of its 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions. All donations, without deduction of administrative expenses, would be used to provide services for the needy in Hong Kong. Special tribute was also paid to Highways Department, Home Affairs Department, Hong Kong Police Force, and other government departments; uniformed groups as well as other Supporting Organisations who contributed towards the success of the Walk.
 
 
Photo 1:
The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions was held on 6 January. Officiating at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were: (From left) The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Committee Co-Chairmen Ms Jennifer Yeung, Mr Chong Kin-shing, Mr Jason Man, Dr Alex Lam, Dr Charles Chan, Mr Vincent Wong, Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling and Mr Matthew Wong; Chairmen Mr Pang Siu-hin and Mr Wilson Pong; Mr Charles Lee, The Community Chest President; Guests of Honour Mr Wang Zhi-min, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and the Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, The HKSAR Chief Executive; Mr Frank Chan, Secretary for Transport and Housing; Mr Peter Wong, The Community Chest Executive Committee Chairman; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen Mr Vernon Moore, Mr Billy Kong and Ms Rose Lee; Event Sponsor Representative Mr Gao Yingxin, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong); Dr Dennis Sun, The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Committee Chairman; Mr Paulo Pong, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Frank Lyn, Treasurer and Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs.
 
Photo 2:
(First row eighth from left) Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs; Mr Wen Hong-wu, Secretary General of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Committee Co-Chairmen Ms Jennifer Yeung, Dr Alex Lam, Mr Vincent Wong, Mr Matthew Wong, Chairman Mr Wilson Pong; Guests of Honour Mr Wang Zhi-min, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and the Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, The HKSAR Chief Executive; Mr Charles Lee, The Community Chest President; Mr Pang Siu-hin, 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Committee Chairman; and Co-Chairmen Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling, Dr Charles Chan, Mr Jason Man and Mr Chong Kin-shing were in a group photo with representatives from VIP teams at the Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions.
 
Photo 3:
(Front row, from left) The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Committee Co-Chairmen Ms Jennifer Yeung, Dr Alex Lam, Mr Vincent Wong, Mr Matthew Wong, Chairman Mr Wilson Pong; Guests of Honour Mr Wang Zhi-min, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and the Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, The HKSAR Chief Executive; Mr Charles Lee, The Community Chest President; Mr Pang Siu-hin, 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions Committee Chairman; and Co-Chairmen Mrs Choi Wong Ling-ling, Dr Charles Chan, Mr Jason Man and Mr Chong Kin-shing with representatives (back row) from Metro Broadcast Corporation Ltd, ViuTV and Television Broadcasts Ltd.
 
 
Photo 4:
Over 20,000 participants enrolled in The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Walk for Millions along Hong Kong’s newest infrastructure development, the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.
 
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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