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2017 SHKP Vertical Run for Charity

29 Jul


First introduced by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) in Hong Kong in 2012, ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’ is a charitable fundraising activity to encourage healthy living and giving among Hong Kong. Over HK $30 million has been raised to support children and youth services in the local community.

SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’ was held at two locations in 2016, including International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (Race to Hong Kong ICC) and International Financial Centre in Shanghai (Race to Shanghai IFC), and have attracted over 3,000 runners.

SHKP stages the ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC’ to raise funds for child and youth services. The event will be held on 3 December this year at the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. Local and global entrants will climb 2,120 steps in elite, individual and relay races and will finish at the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck on the 100th floor. The Fun Climb entrants will also get to enjoy a more leisurely experience of vertical running. The Race will be the Grand Finale of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit, bringing international top runners to Hong Kong.

Date: Sunday, 3 December 2017

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Place: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, International Commerce Centre

Price:

Registration Deadline: 3 November 2017
Deadline for early bird registration is 4 August 2014
For more information and to register, please visit their website

About Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP): Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) puts its long-standing belief in ‘Building Homes with Heart’ into practice, on the one hand by developing residences of the finest quality and offering first-class service to its customers, and also by contributing to the good of the community to make Hong Kong a better home for everyone.

First introduced in Hong Kong in 2012, ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’ is a charitable fundraising activity to encourage healthy living and giving among Hong Kong. ‘SHKP Vertical Run for Charity’ was held at two locations in 2014, including International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (Race to Hong Kong ICC) and International Financial Centre in Shanghai (Race to Shanghai IFC), and have attracted over 10,000 runners throughout the years. Other major community initiatives include the SHKP Reading Club, SHKP Building Homes with Heart Caring Initiative, SHKP Love Nature Campaign and a guided tour programme to promote inclusion and care for the needy.

SHKP has been a constituent of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index since 2010 in recognition of its enviable record for corporate sustainability. This is the first index series to track corporate sustainability including environmental and social impact, workplace practices and corporate governance in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

SHKP has been dedicated to the ideal of Building Homes with Heart over the past four decades. The management team leads by example and inspires staff to reach out to those in need and give back to society with their professional knowledge and skills. SHKP also engages its stakeholders in spreading positive energy in the community.

Registration for the 2017 Sedan Chair Race

14 Jul


The Sedan Chair Race is an annual Hong Kong charity event in which teams take part in a race carrying a Sedan Chair. There are several categories in the race, including:
* The Super Fun Challenge
* The Fun Challenge
* The Serious Challenge – Mens’
* The Serious Challenge – Womens’
* The Serious Challenge – Schools
The Race is held in a real carnival atmosphere, with many teams dressing up in a variety of character costumes and over the years has helped raise many millions of dollars for small, Hong Kong based charities.

Why should you apply?
By participating in this meaningful event, your company can boost staff morale, reinforce group cooperation and demonstrate the company cares about the local community as well as its staff. Entering a team in the race, a fun and team building experience can be achieved for your employees and great exposure for your company name.

To date, around $70 million has been donated to 138 Hong Kong charitable associations and organizations. Join the Sedan Chair Charities Fund and race for a good cause now!

Route Map
Participants are required to run for a 2.1km route, starting from Matilda International Hospital, with 6 – 8 runners and 1 passenger on the sedan chair. You can also ask your friends to be the cheerleaders of your team!

Click here for the rules of the race.

Race Details
Date: Sunday, 29th October, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 1:30am

Place: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak

Application Deadline: 31 August, 2017
Places are limited but team applications are now open! You are highly recommended to submit forms for this funniest race ever as soon as possible since the Sedan Chair Charities Fund can only accommodate 53 teams on the course.

For more information and to download the application form, please visit their website.

About Sedan Chair Charities Fund : The aim of Sedan Chair Charities Fund is to raise money for needy charities in Hong Kong. Race donations will go to support lesser known organisations that have very limited resources to do fundraising themselves.

Orbis Walk for Sight 2017

1 Feb

orbisThe World Health Organization estimates that there are currently some 285,000,000 visually impaired people worldwide. If this figure represented a national population, it would be the fourth most populous country in the world today! In attempting to overcome such a huge challenge, Orbis is continually striving to enhance their sight-saving capabilities.

To keep Orbis’s newly refurbished Flying Eye Hospital flying high and delivering the sight of hope in remote corners of the world, you are warmly invited to join Walk for Sight 2017! In doing so, you will play a small but vitally important part in energizing Orbis’ sight-saving power and enabling them to create a brighter future for every visually impaired citizen of the world’s Nation of the Blind.

The 2017 walkathon will kick off at 9:30am on Sunday March 26 at Tai Tam Country Park. In addition to a choice of family-friendly 6-kms or experienced 10kms walks, Orbis will be making your day away from Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle doubly memorable with a fun-packed post-walk carnival. A range of kids-friendly activities, including game booths, DIY workshops and stage performance will be organized at the Hong Kong International School.

Please put your best feet forward and help their latest Angel with Wings to fly even further in its mission to eliminate the Nation of the Blind!

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Place: The walk will begin and end at the Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam Country Park

Price:
Individual category – Minimum sponsorship HK$500
Family category – Minimum sponsorship HK$1,200 for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old plus HK$500 for each extra adult or child
Team category – 10 members or above; minimum sponsorship HK$450 per member

Route Options: 6km for families & 10 km for keen walkers

Post-walk fun: Enjoy a sandwich box, stage performance and game booths and much more. *A kid certificate will be granted to participants aged under 12 or below and have completed the walk.

Enquiry: 2595 0263

Deadline for application: Thursday, 23 February 2017
To register please visit their website.

About Orbis:
Orbis1ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

Cycle for Millions

7 Jan

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Cycle For Millions is the first-ever territory-wide charity cycling event in Hong Kong. Organised by Pok Oi Hospital, this annual event has attracted over 33,000 riders from all walks of life since 2009.

Event Objectives
– To raise funds for Pok Oi Hospital’s development for the largest Nursing and Residential Care Home in Hong Kong
– To promote cycling in the Hong Kong Community
– To advocate green living style
– To prevent illness by encouraging physical exercises
– To help establish a stable and harmonious society
– To raise public awareness over road and cycling safety

pok-oi-2Date: 5 March 2017 (Sunday)

Registration Time: From 7:00 am to 9:45 am (Participants will assemble and start at different time slots as assigned by the Organizer. All participants must complete the charity ride within the specified event time.)

Place:
Bring Own Bike: Mei King Playground, Tsing Yi (Near the Tsing Yi Road)
Borrow Bike: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi Campus) outdoor parking area

Price:
Individual Category – $680 (minimum funds raised)
Corporate Category (team not exceeding 15 members) – $28,000 (minimum funds raised)

Requirements for Participants
– The Organizer strictly requires all participants to possess basic cycling skills and road safety knowledge.
– All participants must have reached the age of 12 by March 5, 2017
– Participants under 18 years old must obtained a signed provision from their parents or guardians in order to participate in the event. The Parent/Guardian Consent form can be downloaded from the event website.

For more information and to register, please visit their website

About Pok Oi Hospital: Pok Oi Hospital, a charity organization that has grown with the Hong Kong community since 1919, currently operates 84 service units spreading all over Hong Kong serving over 800,000 beneficiary attendances annually. Pok Oi provides quality and diversified services, including hospital, clinical centres for teaching & research in Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine mobile clinics, nursing home, care & attention homes, day care centres for the elderly, secondary and primary schools, kindergartens, family multiple intelligences centres, community cyber centre and hostel for single persons.

Sprouts Foundation

4 Nov

sprouts-logoThe Sprouts Foundation was established in 2008 by the Shuper family, to create a legacy of social responsibility with a focus on disadvantaged children in Asia. Sprouts began as a family commitment, providing mainly financial assistance to a variety of projects in children’s health and education in China, India, Hong Kong and Nepal.

With growing experience, and with the benefit of extensive family backgrounds in education, the Shupers increasingly focused the efforts of Sprouts to:
sprouts-2– Provide high-quality, student-centric and activity-based education, to
– Advance children from the lowest income groups in their respective locations, with a particular
– Focus on English-language and IT education, in order to
– Provide high-quality, student-centric and activity-based education, to
– Advance children from the lowest income groups in their respective locations, with a particular focus on English-language and IT education, in order to
– Substantially improve students’ self-confidence as well as their future employment prospects, while ensuring that Sprouts
– Measure the results of their projects, thereby giving them the data to
– Promote systemic changes in local curricula, capturing those aspects of their programs that most demonstrably enrich students over the medium-to-long term.

sprouts-1In September 2011, the Sprouts Foundation and its partners — Po Leung Kuk (PLK), and Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) — established The PLK, Sprouts Foundation and HKRU Education Services Centre (ESC).

The ESC provides after-school language training — as well as broader life-skills development — to nearly 250 low-income children in Tai Wai, New Territories. Tai Wai is a district where 22% of the population has no further education beyond primary school, and most children attending the ESC come from households living on less than HK$200 per day. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, as of February 2013 Hong Kong remains one of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live, surpassing any city in the United States or UK.

sprouts-3The ESC currently operates two programmes in Hong Kong, its PRIMARY section for children aged 6-12, and the recently-opened SECONDARY section, launched in September 2013 as an extension for students aged 13-16.

What you can do to help
If you are interested in sharing your time with children the Sprouts Foundation’s work supports, please let them know how you would like to help. Sprouts Foundation and the children appreciate any time spent with them, be it teaching a short course or a sport, telling a story, chaperoning a weekend activity or guiding them through school life. Please check and fill in your interest on the form in the attached link, or contact Sprouts Foundation via info@sproutsfoundation.org.

RunOurCity

8 Oct

RunOurCity comprises of a small and energetic team – all dedicated individuals committed to nurture a fun and compassionate running culture in Hong Kong. At RunOurCity, they believe passion plus professionalism are indispensable to achieve our social goals.

Youth.ROC
roc-1Established by social enterprise RunOurCity in 2013, Youth.ROC has provided free and professional running programme to inspire and challenge teenagers to systematically train for distance running and achieve their goals while improving health and developing a “can-do” attitude. The trainings have also helped participating teenagers to expand their social circle and understand more about their communities through street-running. Over 4,200 youths have participated in the Youth.ROC program, including those who come from underprivileged backgrounds and the ethnic minority communities. Youth.ROC has recently obtained support from the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government to expand its program to all secondary schools in Hong Kong, for running to become a part of life for Hong Kong’s youths and bring positive changes to our students’ body, mind, social and spirit.

Hong Kong Streetathon
roc-2STREETATHON is to run in the streets, run along flyovers, stairs, and narrow alleys etc. Run into the daily happenings in our community. Feel the pulse of our people. Run our city!

STREETATHON is more than street-running and the cheering atmosphere en route. It is also about sharing the fun and excitement of your run with your family and friends! That’s why RunOurCity has gathered community organizations to offer games, performances and refreshments at the HONG KONG STREETATION Carnival to create a fun weekend morning for runners, their family and friends, spectators, and the local community.

Totem Run
roc-3TOTEM is a symbol of harmony between human beings and nature. TOTEM RUN denotes the self-challenge took on by the wild runners with sweat and will. While experiencing the wonders of nature, it is also an action standing up for the others. RunOurCity creates such unique experience together with the runners as gifts and guerilla support along the way, cheering performance, totem party at the Finish.

the Backstreet
roc-5the BackStreet combines the elements of street-run and street-art, running and art creation are both a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. The project offers a whole new perspective to embrace the community’s spirit of creation. While the BackStreet Art connects young artists and community partners looking to preserve and visualize our local cultures and happenings, the BackStreet Run connects curious youth and runners with an urge to discover our local cultures and community stories.

RunOurCity Crew (ROC.Crew)
roc-6is a running community powered by RunOurCity. ROC.Crew is a community formed by casual runners, city explorers, sports junkies and creative trainers who get together every week to talk, to play and to chill through running.
Run with them, and discover stories in our city every Tuesday night. For more information about upcoming runs, please visit their Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering, whether to help at their events or at their offices, RunOurCity would like to hear from you. Get in touch with them by visiting their website and give them your contact information.

About RunOurCity: RunOurCity believes running can transform lives. They inspire and challenge teenagers to train for distance running and achieve their goals while improving health and develop a “can-do” attitude. They organize STREETATHONS, TOTEM Runs and other themed running events to nurture fun and compassionate running culture in Hong Kong. Since 2013, RunOurCity has trained over 4,200 teenagers, organized running events for over 50,000 participants, and raised funds for over 14 charities.

At RunOurCity, they believe passion plus professionalism are indispensable to achieve our social goals. Their people and network love running and creating social impacts, are fun and innovative, and embrace the work-hard-play-hard attitude.

InspiringHK seeks Communications Manager (Volunteer Executive)

18 Aug

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InspiringHK is recruiting a volunteer executive as communications manager to manage their internal and external communications.

Job Purpose
Develop and implement marketing and communication initiatives to attract donors, engage the public and motivate and retain individuals / organisations supporting the Foundation.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Develop and implement communications initiatives that will engage the community, advance the Foundation’s brand, raise public awareness and grow funding base;

• Work closely executive officers and other members of the marketing and communications team to manage distribution of all printed materials, including newsletters, the annual report and event invitations;

• Work closely with Social Media Manager to develop compelling and engaging stories that convey how donor’s contributions are being used;

• Provide support to Brand and Public Relations Manager during media campaigns

• Ensure communications materials in website, annual reports, newsletters and social media channels are consistent and up to date

• Periodically re-evaluate the organisation’s communications materials and strategy

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please visit their website

inspiringhkAbout InspiringHK Sports Foundation: InspiringHK Sports Foundation was founded in late 2012 with a vision of effecting societal change through spreading sportsmanship. InspiringHK believes sports has the power to nurture youth in a way that little else does. It is a language that they understand. It also creates hope when they are in times of despair. Their rigorous sports programmes equip youth with values such as confidence, discipline and perseverance, to enable them to overcome challenges that will inevitably appear in their lives.

Strengths
Great Sporting Experience
– Professional coaches (mostly former/current Hong Kong Team athletes)
– Many opportunities to take part in open competitions
– Free/ subsidised use of sports equipment and training grounds
– 150+ hours of sports training over 2 years
Close Guidance and Care
– Dedicated adult mentors to guide their beneficiaries
– Whole-hearted executives to monitor their beneficiaries’ progress
– Remedial actions for students with inconsistent behaviours
– 30+ hours of learning experience programmes over 2 years
Diversity and Collaboration
– Synergy of different sectors to effect change
– Advisors with rich charity management experience
– Ambassadors with a strong sporting image and reputation
Minimal Administrative Cost
– Almost all of our executives are volunteers
– Close to 100% use of income on their programmes

For more information about InspiringHK, please visit their website.