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15 June 2018
 
The Community Chest 2017/2018 Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme
Raised Over HK$149 Million - Over Half of Yearly Total
 
2017/2018 marks another successful year for Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme (CECP), which shows on the support of over 600 companies, organisations and government departments and their employees. This year the Programme has raised over $149 million – more than half of total funds raised by the Chest.
 
The Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 21 May 2018 to thank the donors with outstanding contribution. The awards were presented by Mr Kong Churk-hoi, Billy, BBS, MH, JP, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman of The Community Chest, and 2017/2018 CECP Committee Co-Chairmen.
 
In the Corporate Category, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited raised over HK$13.5 million and won the Magnificent Award for the 17th consecutive year. With the support of staff and the dollar-to-dollar matching donation by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, the Bank was also the Top Donor of “Green Day”, “Love Teeth Day”, “Skip Lunch Day” and Top Fund-raiser of the “Employee Contribution Programme”.
 
The Jardine Matheson Group, Maxim’s Group, The S H Ho Foundation Limited and The Wharf (Holdings) Limited have contributed generously and were presented with the “Distinguished Awards”. The same award also went to Ding Kuen Charity Fund Limited, which raised an impressive amount of HK$3.5 million in the current campaign year.
 
The “Employee Contribution Programme” has also been widely supported by organisations and government departments with over HK$13 million raised. The Top Three Donors were: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Citi and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited respectively. Citi, by initiating their own fund-raising activity, “Rainbow Day”, has raised over HK$1.2 million and was presented with “Highest Donation Award” in Donation Drive. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited has worked with their staff in promoting “CARE Scheme” since it launched and received  “Highest Donation Award” of the Scheme.
 
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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited won the Magnificent Award for the 17th consecutive year by raising over HK$13.5 million in 2017/2018 Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme. Mr Steven Travis (right), Chief Administration Officer Hong Kong of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited received the Award from Mr Kong Churk-hoi, Billy, BBS, MH, JP, The Community Chest Executive Committee Deputy Chairman.
 
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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