6 January 2005
KCRC raises HK$1.44 million to help tsunami victims
 
In a fund-raising drive launched by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) in support of the relief campaign for the tsunami victims in South Asia, a total of $1,447,015 was raised. The donations consisted of $800,000 raised among the KCRC employees, $200,000 contributed by the Corporation and $447,015 of the fare revenue collected during KCRC’s extended service hours on New Year’s Eve.
Mr Samuel Lai, KCRC Acting Chief Executive Officer, and a staff representative presented two cheques with respective amount of $1,000,000 and $447,015 to two Council Members of Hong Kong Red Cross, Lady Wu and Mr Vincent Lo, today.
Mr Lai said, "We are heartened by the overwhelming response of our staff, and wish to thank all the donors for their generosity to the grief-stricken victims and families."
Apart from the two fund-raising programmes, KCRC has arranged to place Oxfam’s donation boxes at all KCR East Rail and West Rail stations to support its relief work for the victims.
In addition, KCRC is lining up station shop tenants to support the donation campaign. The Corporation is pleased to announce that Happiness Restaurant in West Rail Yuen Long Station has already taken the lead to pledge to donate all business revenues collected this coming Friday (7 January) to support the cause.
 
Mr Samuel Lai, KCRC Acting Chief Executive Officer, and KCRC’s staff representatives presented two cheques amounting $1,447,015 to two Council Members of Hong Kong Red Cross, Lady Wu and Mr Vincent Lo.