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15 January 2018
 
2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions
Garnered Wide Support to Benefit Family and Child Welfare Services
 
Over 17,000 participants from more than 170 teams and individuals were gathered at Hong Kong Stadium on 14 January to take part in The Community Chest “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions”. This event – now in its 48th year – is the Chest’s longest running, signature fund-raiser. All donations go to Family and Child Welfare Services provided by 24 of Chest’s 161 member welfare agencies. In 2017/2018, Family and Child Welfare Services would receive over $36 million funding.
 
The Starting Ceremony was officiated by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in the company of Mr Charles Lee, President of The Community Chest; Mr Peter T S Wong, Executive Committee Chairman, Deputy Chairmen Mr Billy Kong, Ms Rose Lee and Mr Vernon F Moore; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman, Co-Chairmen Mr Pong Kin Yee, Paulo, Dr Dennis Sun and Mr Michael Wu; Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-yun, Public Relations Committee Chairman; Mr Frank Lyn, Treasurer; “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” Organising Committee Chairman Dr Irene Tang, and Co-Chairmen Mr Wilson Pong, Mr Matthew Wong and Mr Vincent Wong; Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs and Ms Michelle Li, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services. Celebrities from Television Broadcasts Ltd and ViuTV also formed teams to pitch in their support.
 
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. All participants each received a certificate of appreciation at the finish point.
 
The Chest would like to thank the Home Affairs Department and other government departments, and uniformed groups for their support to make the event a success.
 
Photo captions:
Photo 1:
“2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” was held on 14 January. Cutting the ribbons were: (From left) Mr Tan Lim Heng, Director of Guoco Group Limited; Ms Michelle Li, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; Mr Michael Wu, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of The Community Chest; Mr Frank Lyn, Treasurer; Mr Vernon F Moore and Mr Billy Kong, Executive Committee Deputy Chairmen; Mr Vincent Wong, Mr Matthew Wong and Mr Wilson Pong, “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” Organising Committee Co-Chairmen; and Chairman Dr Irene Tang; The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor; Mr Charles Lee, President of the Chest; Mr Peter T S Wong, Executive Committee Chairman; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Ms Rose Lee, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-yun, Public Relations Committee Chairman; Dr Dennis Sun and Mr Pong Kin Yee, Paulo, Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen; Ms Janice Tse, Director of Home Affairs; Mr Zang Xialing, Vice-Chairman and President of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and Mr Anil Wadhwani, President and CEO of Manulife Financial Asia Limited officiated at the Starting Ceremony.

Photo 2:
Officiating the “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” were: The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (First row, eleventh from left); Ms Janice Tse (First row, eighth from left), Director of Home Affairs; Dr Irene Tang (First row, tenth from left), “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk” Chairman; Mr Wilson Pong (First row, twelfth from left), Mr Matthew Wong (First row, ninth from left) and Mr Vincent Wong (First row, thirteenth from left), “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk” Co-Chairmen, they were accompanied by representatives of the VIP teams.
 
Photo 3:
Officiating guests of the “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions” - The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (First row, third right); Ms Janice Tse (First row, first left), Director of Home Affairs; Dr Irene Tang (First row, third left), “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk” Chairman; Mr Wilson Pong (First row, second right), Mr Matthew Wong (First row, second left) and Mr Vincent Wong (First row, first right), “2017/2018 Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk” Co-Chairmen - with representatives from ViuTV (blue uniforms) and Television Broadcasts Ltd (white uniforms).
 
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 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. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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