Carry a Sedan Chair, Race for Charity!

21 May

header_raceRegistration is now open for the 2013 Race! The 2013 Sedan Chair Race will be held on October 27, 2013. The main fundraising event of the Sedan Chair Charities Fund, the Sedan Chair Race consists of teams carrying sedan chairs racing around the Peak on a route (2.1km), starting from The Matilda International Hospital. All companies, clubs, associations and schools are welcome to enter a team for the Sedan Chair Race. Whether you are a racer or into the fancy dress aspect of the race, there is something for everyone.

sedan chair race 2Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Start & Finish: 10:00am – 11:30am
Start / Finish Location: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak, HK

For more information, please visit their website

A little background: in 1975 Nurse Joyce Smith created a competitive sedan chair race for charity as a means to showcase the location and facilities of the Matilda International Hospital. From this the Sedan Chair Charities Fund was established. Today the annual Sedan Chair Race is probably the most colourful fundraising event in Hong Kong’s annual charity calendar.

Their Mission: Their aim is to raise money for needy charities in Hong Kong mainly through their annual October Sedan Chair Race and Bazaar, supported by over 40 running teams and 3,000 visitors. They also organise various fund-raising activities to raise more money. The fund raised goes to support charitable organisations that generally do not receive assistance from the Hong Kong Community Chest, Hong Kong Jockey Club or the Government – none go to the Matilda International Hospital.

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