9 July 2021
First Community Chest Virtual Walk
Raises Over HK$5.3 Million to Benefit Family and Child Welfare Services
Walk for Millions is the most iconic fundraising event of The Community Chest (the Chest). Amid the pandemic and social distancing measures, the Chest launched its first-ever virtual walk, The Community Chest Virtual Walk for Millions, early this year. With full support by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, the virtual walk raised over HK$5.3 million. All donations will go towards family and child welfare services supported by the Chest.
The virtual walk attracted the participation of over 5,500 people from 40 organisations and members of the public. The participants were required to walk 10,000 steps from 31 January to 14 February 2021 at any time and place and in any form. And the total number of the steps recorded was over 105 million.
At the Virtual Walk Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony on 17 June 2021, Event Organising Committee Chairman Mr Vincent Wong and other co-chairmen presented awards and commended the participants’ contributions to local charitable work. The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and Eastern District won the Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising District awards, respectively.
The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association wins the Top Fundraiser award by raising over HK$1 million. Mr Zhang Xia-ling, Vice-chairman & President of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (second right), receives the award from Mr Vincent Wong, Event Organising Committee Chairman (first right), and Co-Chairmen Dr Alex Lam (second left) and Dr Christina Lee Oi Ping (first left).
Eastern District wins the Top Fundraising District award. Mr. Simon Chan, District Officer (Eastern) (second right), and Ms Chan Hang, Vice President of Friends of The Community Chest Eastern District Committee (third left), receives the award from Mr Vincent Wong, Event Organising Committee Chairman (first right), and Co-Chairmen Dr Alex Lam (second left) and Dr Christina Lee Oi Ping (first left).
The Community Chest Virtual Walk for Millions receives the fully support from the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Ms Carmen Kan, General Counsel of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (second right), receives the certificate from Mr Vincent Wong, Chairman of the Event Organising Committee (first right), and Co-Chairmen Dr Alex Lam (second left) and Dr Christina Lee Oi Ping (first left).
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. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fundraising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 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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