25 January 2019
The 2019 Community Chest Corporate Challenge
Raised Over HK$2.1 Million for Rehabilitation & Aftercare Service
The 2019 Community Chest Corporate Challenge was successfully held on 20 January at Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung Country Park. More than 1,100 amateur and veteran runners from 145 corporate teams joined the Half Marathon and 10KM Run. Over HK$2.1 million was raised for the Rehabilitation & Aftercare Service supported by The Community Chest.
The event was led by: The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Dr Edward W Y Cheung, BBS and Mr Carmelo K S Lee, JP; Committee Members Mr Jeffrey Lau, Mr Patrick Ting and Mr Peter K W Lee. Dr Cheung and Mr Lau further supported by joining the Half Marathon and 10KM Run respectively.
The Chest would like to thank the event sponsors - Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Maxim’s Group and Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited - such that all donations can be used for services for the beneficiaries without any deductions of administration expenses. A special thank-you must go to Co-Organiser Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong for their professional advice and assistance.
In 2018/2019, The Community Chest has allocated over HK$66 million to support Rehabilitation & Aftercare Service provided by member social welfare agencies. The services help beneficiaries including the physically and mentally handicapped, and ex-offenders, by giving them vocational training and other support to help their re-integration into the society.
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Carmelo K S Lee, JP (4th right), Committee Members Mr Jeffrey Lau (1st right), Mr Patrick Ting (3rd right) and Mr Peter K W Lee (5th right) officiated at the Starting Ceremony.
More than 1,100 participants ran to raise funds for Rehabilitation & Aftercare Service supported by The Community Chest.
The Community Chest Corporate Challenge Organising Committee Co-Chairman Dr Edward W Y Cheung, BBS (1st right) and Committee Member Mr Jeffrey Lau (1st left) joined the Half Marathon and 10KM Run respectively. Committee Members Mr Patrick Ting (2nd left) and Mr Peter K W Lee (2nd right) 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. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services 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 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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