24 January 2020
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge 2020
Raised HK$2.3 Million for Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge 2020 was successfully held on 19 January at Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung Country Park. The Half Marathon and 10KM Run attracted nearly 1,100 amateur and veteran runners from 144 corporate teams to run for a charity cause and raised about HK$2.3 million for the Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services supported by the Chest.
The event was led by: The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Dr Edward W Y Cheung and Mr Carmelo K S Lee; Committee Members Mr Matthew Wong, Mr Jeffrey Lau, Mr Patrick Ting, Dr Peter K W Lee, Mr Ben Li, Mr Yeung Chung-hei and Mr Morven Sze-cheong Yeung. Dr Cheung and Mr Lau further supported by joining the Half Marathon.
The Chest is deeply grateful to the event sponsors: Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Maxim’s Group, Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited and Urban Hub Company Limited. Their generosity has allowed the Chest to put every dollar raised to charitable use without deduction of administrative costs. A special thanks also goes to Co-Organiser Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong for their professional advice and assistance over the years.
In 2019/2020, The Community Chest has allocated over HK$88 million to support Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services provided by our social welfare member agencies. The services help beneficiaries including the physically and mentally handicapped to unleash their potential through vocational training, and also help ex-offenders to re-integrate into the society.
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Carmelo K S Lee (4th right), Committee Members Dr Peter K W Lee (5th right), Mr Ben Li (6th right), Mr Yeung Chung-hei (2nd right) and Mr Morven Sze-cheong Yeung (1st right) officiated at the Starting Ceremony.
1,100 participants ran to raise funds for Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services supported by the Chest.
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairman Dr Edward W Y Cheung (2nd right) and Committee Member Mr Jeffrey Lau (3rd right) joined the Half Marathon. Committee Members Dr Peter K W Lee (1st right), Mr Yeung Chung-hei (1st left) and Mr Morven Sze-cheong Yeung (2nd left) rendered them their full support.
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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