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12 May 2017
 
The Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2016 Raised Over HK$19 Million
With Significant Contribution From Schools
 
The Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2016 has raised over $19 million, it was announced at the Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony on 4 May 2017. The fund-raising event on 6 October 2016 was supported by more than 330,000 people from over 1,000 government organisations, educational institutions, and the private sector. All funds raised will benefit service users in six areas – children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development – through services provided by the Chest’s 161 member agencies. The participation from the school sector has been overwhelming – over 50% of the 1,000 organisations are from schools which brought in $12 million in donations.
 
The ceremony was officiated at by The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG in the company of Ms Rose W M Lee, JP, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman of The Community Chest; Dr Dennis T L Sun, BBS, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP, Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Wong Wai-yue, Benny.
 
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited was named Top Fund-raiser with a contribution of over HK$920,000. The Bank has won the award every year for 24 consecutive years – since the first Dress Casual Day in 1993. Hang Seng Bank and Cheung Kong Group won the Second and Third Top Fund-raiser Awards respectively. In the civil service sector, the Top Fund-raiser Award went to Legal Aid Department. The Top Fund-raiser Award in the educational sector went to Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School.
 
Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP, Dress Causal Day Organising Committee Chairman, expressed his gratitude to the event sponsors including Diamond Sponsor – Hang Seng Bank; Silver Sponsors – Nameson Group and Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited; as well as Harbour City, Times Square, Plaza Hollywood and Media Partner – Milk Magazine for their ardent support. Special tributes were also paid to Incentive Sponsors – The Sincere Company Ltd., and SKECHERS. 
 
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Photo 1:
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited demonstrated its unwavering philanthropic spirit by raising over HK$920,000 with the participation of its entire staff and won the Dress Casual Day Top Fund-raiser Award for the twenty-fourth consecutive year. At the Award Presentation Ceremony, Ms Malini Thadani (left), Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific of HSBC received a Special Award from the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG.
 
Photo 2:
Accompanied by Ms Rose W M Lee, JP (middle row 2nd left), Executive Committee Deputy Chairman of The Community Chest; Dr Dennis T L Sun, BBS, JP (middle row 1st left), Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Fung Hau-chung, Andrew, JP (middle row 2nd right), Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman Mr Wong Wai-yue, Benny (middle row 1st right); the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP (middle row center), Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG 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. Each year, the Chest organizes fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out 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 administrative 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.
 
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