14 June 2018
The Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2017
Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Over HK$19.5 Million Raised
With the support of over 1,000 government organisations, educational institutions, and the private sector, the 25th Community Chest Dress Casual Day in 2017 has raised over HK$19.5 million. The Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 18 May 2018 to thank supporters with outstanding contributions.
Since it was launched in 1993, Dress Casual Day has been a signature event that appeals to people from all walks of life to make a donation for the good of Hong Kong. At its 25th anniversary, #WEARIAM Dress Casual Day on 12 October 2017 was supported by local band Supper Moment, singer-composer Ellen Loo, and illustrator Stella So, together with more than 340,000 participants. All funds raised will go to support services of the Chest’s 162 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.
The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSARG officiated at the ceremony and presented the awards, in the company of Dr Simon Kwok, SBS, JP, Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Dr John C C Chan, GBS, 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 was awarded the Top Fund-raiser for a contribution of almost HK$1 million and its continuous support over these 25 years. 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.
The Chest would like to thank the generosity of sponsors: Diamond Sponsor – Hang Seng Bank; Silver Sponsors – Lai Tak Holdings Limited, 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 – King Power Group (HK), The Sincere Company Ltd., and SKECHERS.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited showed its philanthropic spirit by raising almost HK$1 million with the participation of its staff and won the Dress Casual Day Top Fund-raiser Award for the 25th consecutive year. At the Award Presentation Ceremony, Ms Dora Li (left), Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Asia Pacific of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited received a Special Award from the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG.
The Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP (front row center), Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG, accompanied by Dr Simon Kwok, SBS, JP (front row 2nd left), Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Dr John C C Chan, GBS, 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. 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.
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