7 January 2020
2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions
Raised Funds to Support Family and Child Welfare Services
The Community Chest “2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” was held on 5 January. Around 13,000 participants enrolled from more than 130 walking teams and individual walkers gathered at Hong Kong Stadium, to raise funds for family and child welfare services supported by the Chest.
The 10 km charity walk began at Hong Kong Stadium, taking participants through Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, Black’s Link, Aberdeen Reservoir Road and finishing at Aberdeen Country Park Visitors Centre. It took walkers around 3 to 4 hours to complete the walk. All participants each received a certificate of appreciation at the finish point.
The Chest would like to thank Home Affairs Department and other government departments, and uniformed groups for their support to make the event a success.
“2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” was held on 5 January. Officiating at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were: (From left) Mr Zang Xialing, Vice-Chairman and President of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association; Mr Damien Green, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife (International) Limited; Mr Frank Lyn, Treasurer of The Community Chest; Mrs Irene Yau, Public Relations Committee Chairman; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Mr Peter Wong, Executive Committee Chairman; Guest of Honour Mr Charles Lee, President of the Chest; Mr Matthew Wong, “2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” Organising Committee Chairman; and Co-Chairmen Mr Vincent Wong, Dr Alex Lam and Dr Christina Lee; Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs and Mr Richard Mak, Group Financial Controller of Guoco Group Limited.
At the “2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions”, officiating guests including (First row sixth from left) Dr Christina Lee and Mr Vincent Wong, “2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” Organising Committee Co-Chairmen; Guest of Honour Mr Charles Lee, President of the Chest; Mr Matthew Wong, “2019/2020 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Dr Alex Lam; and Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs gathered with the representatives of the VIP teams.
Walking teams pitched in their support to Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions.
Participants were greeted and cheered by clowns at the finish point of the Walk.
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. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member 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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