24 May 2019
The Community Chest 2018 Dress Casual Day Raises Close to HK$19 Million
Good news keep coming as the Chest celebrates its 50th anniversary! Nearly 1,000 government organisations, educational institutions, and private sector companies supported the Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2018 which raised almost HK$19 million. Under the theme of “Wear I am”, the signature event which took place on 11 October 2018 allowed students and employees to put on their favourite outfit to school and the office on the day, and made a charity donation. A Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 10 May 2019 to thank supporters with outstanding contributions.
The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG officiated at the ceremony to present the awards, in the company of Dr Simon Kwok, SBS, JP, Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Paulo Pong, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Donald Lam, Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Benny Wai-yue Wong.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited raised over HK$910,000 and won the Top Fund-raiser Award for the twenty-sixth consecutive year. Hang Seng Bank and Cheung Kong Group won the Second and Third Top Fund-raiser Awards respectively. The Top Fund-raiser Awards went to Legal Aid Department in the civil service sector, and Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School in the educational sector.
Special thanks go to Diamond Sponsor – Hang Seng Bank; Platinum Sponsors – Ming Kee Manufactory Ltd and Opal Cosmetics (Hong Kong) Limited; Silver Sponsors – Nameson Group and Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited; as well as Harbour City, Times Square, Plaza Hollywood for their ardent support. Special tributes were also paid to Incentive Sponsors – German Pool (Hong Kong) Limited, The Sincere Company Ltd., and SKECHERS; as well as young artists Chingpaper, Phil Lam, Cath Wong and Lil’ Ashes whose music and artworks help the Chest garnered more support from the younger generation.
All funds raised will go to support services of Chest’s 163 member agencies in six areas – children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development and others, with no deduction for administrative expenditure.
Raising over HK$910,000 via this event, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited was awarded the “Dress Casual Day Top Fund-raiser” for the 26th consecutive year. At the Award Presentation Ceremony, Ms Teresa Tam (left), Secretary of the Advisory Committee, The Hongkong Bank Foundation received a Special Award from the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG.
The Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP (front row centre), Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG, accompanied by Dr Simon Kwok, SBS, JP (front row 2nd left), Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Paulo Pong, JP (front row 1st left), Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Donald Lam (front row 2nd right), Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Benny Wai-yue Wong (front row 1st right), presented awards to the Top Ten Fund-raisers.
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. It celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 8 November 2018. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 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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