QNET Hong Kong Staff Walk For Millions In Aid Of The Disadvantaged
Hong Kong Observatory recorded a new low of 10.6 degrees Celsius this winter on 26 February 2017. The cold weather, however, didn’t dampen the passion in the hearts of 50 of our colleagues from the Hong Kong office and their family members who participated in the New Territories Walk for Millions 2017. The event, which started off from the Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village, proceeded along Ma On Shan Promenade and ended at the MTR East Rail Line University Station, some 6 kilometers away, was organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong.
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was founded on 8 November 1968 with a fund raising target of HK$6 million. The amount raised exceeded the target in less than 3 months and benefited the 43 agencies it funded in its early years of operation. The Community Chest strives to raise funds for its member social welfare agencies that help hundreds of thousands of needy and disadvantaged people in the community.
In 2017, the Community Chest plans to allocate over HK$35.5 million to support 24 member social welfare agencies in providing “Family and Child Welfare Services. All of the funds raised will be designated to maintain and strengthen family bonding and to encourage mutual support amongst family members.
“It was a great event with over 70% of our staff participating in the Walk. In addition to supporting such a great cause, it was also a good opportunity for staff engagement and to raise awareness of the underserved communities in Hong Kong,” said QNET Hong Kong staff, Winnie So.