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14 NOV 2014

Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 - Kick-Off Ceremony

OXFAM TRAILWALKER 2014
Bernard Chan and Stephen Fisher as Officiating Guests of Kick Off Ceremony
Zhu Qi, Lau Ming Wai, Shirley Yuen and other 20 Business Leaders join the new “Leaders Walk”
Hearing-impaired athletes; amputee trailwalker team, Zheng Sheng College will participate

Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW), Hong Kong’s most popular hiking fundraising event organized by Oxfam Hong Kong, was kicked off this morning (14 November). The Official Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Bernard Chan, Chair of Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee, and Stephen Fisher, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong.

 

 

The new “Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 – Leaders against Poverty Walk” was launched on the first day of the event. More than 20 business leaders, including Zhu Qi, Executive Director and CEO of Wing Lung Bank, Lau Ming Wai, Chairman & CEO of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, and Shirley Yuen, CEO of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, walked from Sai Kung Pak Tam Chung to the pavilion at start of High Island Reservoir West Dam all in the name of putting an end to poverty.

 

 

Bernard Chan said, ‘This year’s theme is ”Partnership. The True Trailwalking Spirit.” A total of 1,300 teams - around 5,200 participants - must walk over 20 hills and mountains for 100 km along the rugged MacLehose Trail and other trails within 48 hours. Through teamwork and mutual support, no challenge will be too big to overcome for each team of four. This year’s theme also echoes Oxfam’s mission to mobilise the power of people to fight for a world without poverty. Our target this year is to raise HK$31 million, all of which will be used to support Oxfam’s poverty alleviation, humanitarian and advocacy work to achieve a world without poverty.” He also expressed his gratitude to all the guests, walkers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and government departments for their support over the past years.

 

 

Oxfam Trailwalker has been held since 1981, and has become Oxfam Hong Kong's flagship fundraiser and one of the largest fundraising hiking events in Hong Kong, with the support of State Street, which has been the principal sponsor for 16 years. Since 1986, more than 81,000 trailwalkers have participated and raised over HK$422 million to support Oxfam’s poverty alleviation work all over the world.

 

 

The event has successfully developed into an international top-notch fundraiser. This year it is held in 16 cities in 10 countries including Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), Belgium, England (South Downs, Yorkshire Dales), France, India (Bangalore, Mumbai), Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Spain (Girona, Madrid) and Hong Kong.

 

 


Media Activities of Oxfam Trailwalker 2014

 

 

Receiving First Team Ceremony

 

 

Date:           14 November 2014 (Fri)
Time:           Around 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:         Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long
Guests:        Bernard Chan, Chairman, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee
                  Stephen Fisher, Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong
                  Natalie Wu, representative from State Street Corporation, Principal Sponsor of 
                  Oxfam Trailwalker 2014

 

Receiving hearing-impaired “Fearless Dragon Team” and Christian Zheng Sheng College team:

 

Date:           15 November 2014 (Sat)
Time:           Around 11am - 2pm
Venue:         Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long
Guests:         Bernard Chan, Chairman, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee

 

 

Closing Ceremony

 

Date:           16 November 2014 (Sun)
Time:           Between 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Venue:         Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long
Guest:          Stephen Fisher, Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong

 

For more information about Oxfam Trailwalker, please visit: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/ 
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oxfamtrailhk

 

 


For media enquiries, please contact:

Cindy Chan
Oxfam Communications Officer
Phone:(852) 3120 5201 / (852) 6749 6230
Email: cindyc@oxfam.org.hk

Melanie Chan
Oxfam Senior Communications Officer
Phone:(852) 3120 5175 / (852) 9654 2048
Email: melaniec@oxfam.org.hk

Cara Ko
Oxfam Communications Officer
Phone:(852) 3120 5131 / (852) 9222 6632
Email: carak@oxfam.org.hk 

 

 

 


Participants of 'Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 – Leaders against Poverty Walk'

 

1)  Bernard Chan, Chair, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee

2)  Evan Auyang, Deputy Managing Director, The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited

3)  Art Bacci, Head of Hong Kong Group, Principal Hong Kong

4)  Lewis Chan, CEO, Dragonmarts Company Limited

5)  Chan Wen Mee, Michelle (May), Managing Director, A.S. Watson Industries Ltd

6)  Chiang Lai Yuen, CEO, Chen Hsong Holdings Limited

7)  Chow Vee Tsung, Oscar, Executive Director, Chevalier Group

8)  Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, The HK Jockey Club

9)  Spencer Fung, Group CEO, Li & Fung Ltd.

10) Michael Huddart, Executive V.P. & G.M. Greater China, Manulife Financial Asia Limited

11) Lau Ka Shi, Managing Director & CEO, BCT Financial Ltd./ Bank Consortium Trust Co. Ltd.

12) Lau Ming Wai, Chairman & CEO, Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

13) Lo Wai Pak, Weber, CEO, Citibank, N.A.

14) Thomas Lynch, S.V.P., State Street Corporation

15) Edwin Morris, CFO, Asia Miles Limited

16) Conrad Wong, Vice Chairman, Yau Lee Holdings Limited

17) Pauline Wong, S.V.P., State Street Corporation

18) Douglas Young, CEO, G.O.D. Ltd (Goods of Desire)

19) Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

20) Zhu Qi, Executive Director & CEO, Wing Lung Bank