6 June 2001
Current issue of Trackrecord focuses on KCRC volunteers in the community
Although KCRC as a corporation contributes millions of dollars each year to charitable organisations, many individual staff also have a strong commitment to supporting worthwhile causes.
The new issue of Trackrecord focuses on three recent events involving KCRC volunteers. In April members of KCRC’s running teams from last February’s Standard Chartered Marathon gave $20,000 (including an additional sum of $20,000 donated by the Corporation) to St Christopher’s Home and Pinehill Village.
St Christopher’s Home houses children who live away from home due to family problems, while Pinehill Village provides care for mentally disabled children.
In another event in April employees of the Corporation got involved in Tree Planting Day at South Lantau Country Park. During this outing organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, a total of $10,000 was raised by KCRC for the Friends of the Earth.
Finally, on 6 May a team from KCRC took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. After running the 2.2 kilometre route along the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, the team donated a total of $12,515 to sponsor athletes in the 5th National Special Olympics Games 2001 in Singapore and the Special Olympics New Zealand 5th National Games.
Also in the latest issue of Trackrecord is an article promoting the upcoming Walkalong West Rail for Light on Sunday 1 July. This is the second year that KCRC has sponsored this charity walkathon in support of the Lifeline Express hospital trains, which provide operations to restore the sight of cataract patients in the Mainland. Last year’s event raised over $2 million, and it is hoped that this year will be even more successful.