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Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions Concluded Successfully

Largest Fundraising Cycling Event in Town
6,000 Participants Joined with a Charitable Spirit
Pok Oi Hospital
2016-03-06 18:26 3081

HONG KONG, March 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Organised by Pok Oi Hospital with Shanghai Commercial Bank as the title sponsor for the second time, "Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016" concluded successfully today. The largest fundraising cycling event in Hong Kong, "Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016" has been selected as one of the top 10 highlight events (Second Round) of the "Appreciate Hong Kong" Campaign by the Hong Kong government. The event took place at Stonecutters Bridge, with over 6,000 participants cycling across Channel via Stonecutters Bridge in a 13-kilometre journey. The amount of donation raised totalled up to HKD 7.5 million.

Running in its seventh year, "Pok Oi Cycle for Millions" featured a cycling route starting at Tsing Sha Highway, riding through Stonecutters Bridge and Nam Wan Tunnel. Passing the turning point on Ngong Shung Road, the participants would then return to Tsing Sha Highway and hit the finishing line. To encourage more young people to join this meaningful event, starting this year the event is open to a minimum age of 12, from 16 as in the previous editions. This not only provides an opportunity for young people to engage in helping the community, but it also allows them to participate with their parents as a parents-child bonding activity. In addition, Ms. Carrie Chau, Hong Kong illustrator, has specially designed a cycling-themed series as part of the promotional campaign for the event.

"Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016" continues to promote healthy and sustainable living style through exercises, as well as cycling and road safety awareness. The event was open to two categories of entries -- Corporate Elite and Individual. Participants came from a diversity of backgrounds, industries and age groups, including senior participants and the physically challenged.

The kick-off ceremony started early-morning yet guests from the Hong Kong government, businesses, community organisations as well as ambassadors and participants showed up energetically at starting point located on Tsing Sha Highway, Stonecutters Bridge. Officiating guests included Mr. Ng Hak-kim, Eddie, SBS, JP, Secretary for Education, SBS, JP; Mr. Yau Shing-mu, JP, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing; Mr. Godfrey Leung, JP, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development; Mr. Chan Ngok Pang, Ronald, JP, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs; Prof. Chan Shiu Chee, Sophia, JP, Under Secretary for Food and Health; Mrs. Tam Keung May Chu, Winnie, Chairlady of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Director; Mrs. Chan Li Lei, Chairlady (Designate) of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. Yung Chu-kuen, Lincoln, JP, Chairman of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Kwok Sek-chi, Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Ms. Carrie Chau, Hong Kong illustrator; and Mr. Richie Jen and Kay Tse, Event Ambassadors. Amongst these prestigious guests, Mr. Ng Hak-kim, Eddie; Mr. Yau Shing-mu; Mr. Godfrey Leung; Mr. Chan Ngok Pang, Ronald; Prof. Chan Shiu Chee, Sophia; Mr. Kwok Sek-chi; Mr. Yung Chu-kuen, Lincoln; Ms. Carrie Chau; and Mr. Richie Jen joined other participants in the cycling.

A Cycling Carnival and Award Presentation Ceremony also took place today at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi). Officiating guests for the Award Presentation Ceremony include Prof. Cheung Bing-leung, Anthony, GBS, JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing; Mr. Ng Hak-kim, Eddie, SBS, JP, Secretary for Education, SBS, JP; Mr. Lam Kwok-leung, Deputy Commissioner for Correctional Services, CSDSM; Mrs. Tam Keung May Chu, Winnie, Chairlady of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Director; Mrs. Chan Li Lei, Chairlady (Designate) of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. Yung Chu-kuen, Lincoln, JP, Chairman of Shanghai Commercial Bank; and Mr. Kwok Sek-chi, Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank.  

Mrs. Tam Keung May Chu, Winnie expressed her gratitude for supporters of the event: "On behalf of the Board of Directors (2015-2016) of Pok Oi Hospital, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors, participants and donors who have put tremendous efforts in supporting the development of the Hospital's services. We are honoured to have 'Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016' selected, out of 300 events, as one of the top 10 highlight events (Second Round) of the 'Appreciate Hong Kong' Campaign, led by Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, Chief Secretary for Administration, and the Home Affairs Bureau. We hope to continue bringing the people of Hong Kong positivity through the event, and encourage the public to appreciate Hong Kong more."

"Recent years has seen an increasing number of bicycle accidents, many of which were caused by a lack of awareness in road safety. Through 'Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016', we hope to send across the importance of cycling safety and help participants in developing a positive attitude towards cycling."

This year marks the second year Shanghai Commercial Bank being the title sponsor of the cycling event. Mr. Kwok Sek-chi said: "The cycling event is a test of one's endurance and perseverance; at the same time it allows one to experience low-carbon living. This is in line with the philosophy of the Bank for a sustainable development. We look forward to seeing a continued rise in the number of participants and donation for 'Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions'. We hope the event will get citizens of different age groups together to experience green living."

Prof. Cheung Bing-leung, Anthony expressed his appreciation for this meaningful event and added: "In Hong Kong, more and more people have adopted the use of bicycles. The Transport and Housing Bureau has also been active in promoting cycling as a green transport mode and has already started to develop a cycle track network in the New Territories. To enhance cycling safety, we will conduct site visits in different cities to understand their cycling-friendly measures.

Mr. Ng Hak Kim, Eddie has been a long-time supporter of the event. He believed that cycling, like education, requires diligence and perseverance. He said: "Entering its seventh year, the success of 'Pok Oi Cycle for Millions' did not come easily. This year's participants come from a wide range of age groups and concluded successfully with the help of nearly 1,000 volunteers, creating yet another symbolic event representative of Hong Kong."

The Cycling Carnival and Award Presentation Ceremony featured diversified programmes for guests and participants, ranging from artistic cycling performance, hip hop dance performance, as well as Pok Oi Singing Contest 2016 Finale. There were also a variety of booth games and a newly-added interactive recreational area where families could enjoy a fun time with inflatable games, pool soccer, among many.   

Various awards were presented to outstanding participants from corporate elite and individual categories.

Best Fundraising Award - Gold 【Corporate Elite Category】:

Telefield Limited

Best Fundraising Award - Silver【Corporate Elite Category】:

Coach Hong Kong Limited

Best Fundraising Award - Bronze 【Corporate Elite Category】:

Equinix Hong Kong Ltd.

Most Creative Outfit Award - Gold【Corporate Elite Category】:

Correctional Services Department Sports Association

Most Creative Outfit Award - Silver【Corporate Elite Category】:

Costco Hong Kong

Most Creative Outfit Award - Bronze【Corporate Elite Category】:

Link REIT

Most Creative Bicycle Award 【Corporate Elite Category】:

Cathay Pacific

Shanghai Commercial Bank Pok Oi Cycle for Millions - Team Spirit Award:

Asia Pacific Lady's Corporation

Company Limited

Shanghai Commercial Bank Pok Oi Cycle for Millions - Road Safety Award:

Noble Group

Shanghai Commercial Bank Pok Oi Cycle for Millions - Pok Oi Spirit Award:

Shanghai Commercial Bank

Most Positive Participation Award:

General Administration

Highest Number of Participants Award:

Branches Administration

Best Fundraising Award by Client - Gold:

Tung Talk Newspaper & Magazine Agency Co., Ltd

Best Fundraising Award by Client - Silver:

David Decoration Limited

Best Fundraising Award by Client - Bronze:

Co-Nice Investment Limited

Best Fundraising Award by Team - Gold:

Information Technology & Operations & Alternate

Best Fundraising Award by Team - Silver:

Product Development

 

Best Fundraising Award by Team - Bronze:

Branches Administration

Best Fundraising Award - Gold 【Individual Category】:

LAU Hai Suen Alpha

Best Fundraising Award - Silver 【Individual Category】:

TSOI Wai Yan

Best Fundraising Award - Bronze 【Individual Category】:

Edward TSOI

Most Creative Outfit Award - Gold 【Individual Category】:

CHAN Kin Cheong

Most Creative Outfit Award - Sliver 【Individual Category】:

Coyi HO

Most Creative Outfit Award - Bronze 【Individual Category】:

KAM Yiu Lam

Most Creative Bicycle Award【Individual Category】:

NG Hok Yan

 

The successful delivery of Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016 relied on the support from following government departments, consultants, organisations and a team of 1,000 volunteers: Shanghai Commercial Bank, Mr. TONG Sau Chai, MH, JP, Asia Pacific Lady's, S.S.I. HOLDING (FAR EAST) LIMITED, Kruegar Engineering (Asia) Ltd., Noble Group, Costco, WWPKG, Altronics Holdings Limited, Hin Sang Hong Company Limited, Paper Communication Exhibition Services, Champion System, Lazer, Natures Village, Watsons Water, Chung Yung Cycle Co., Reecho Asia Pacific Limited, Bell, Giant, Giro, CST, Strategic Sports Limited, CORSA, Keysystems Limited, ABUS, Mr. Alan Ho, Mr. Kenji Leung, Mannings (Asia) Consultants Limited, Serco Lam JV, Hong Kong Cycling Association, Yuen Long District Office, Kwai Tsing District Office, Kwai Tsing District Council, Oi Kwan Volunteers Group, Fire Services Department Volunteers, Auxiliary Medical Services, Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol, Hong Kong Cycling Information Net, Derek Ko Training Academy / Holistic Adventure Association, Sportsoho, Civil Aid Service, Hong Kong Correctional Services Volunteers, Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Volunteers, Police Volunteer Services Corps, Hong Kong Police, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Volunteers, Hang Seng Management College, ZERO 1 Sports Management & Consulting, THKS, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwai Chung), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), New World First Ferry , Star Ferry, Public Light Bus General Association, Wan Kee Group, Savills Guardian, Hong Kong College of Technology, Asia Bicycle, Wun Pang Bicycle Company Limited, Cyberport, BALL ROOM, Venture Studios (HK) Ltd., Dr. Morita, MILK, Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Ltd (CASH), Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance Limited (HKRIA), and Phonographic Performance (South East Asia) Ltd.

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About Shanghai Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016

Organised by Pok Oi Hospital with Shanghai Commercial Bank as a three-year title sponsor since 2015, Shanghai Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2016 is the largest fundraising cycling event in Hong Kong. The event successfully extended Nam Wan Tunnel to the cycling route, totalling the cycling distance to 13 kilometres. To encourage the participation of young people in the event, the organiser has adjusted the minimum age to 12, and invited Carrie Chau, Hong Kong illustrator to design a cycling-themed special series for the event.

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 almost 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.

About Shanghai Commercial Bank

Incorporated in November 1950, Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited (the 'Bank') is one of the most well-known local Chinese banks in Hong Kong and offers a comprehensive range of retail and corporate banking services and products including deposits, securities trading, credit cards, wealth management services and corporate and personal loans, and has a niche market position in corporate and trade finance sectors. In addition to over 40 branches in Hong Kong, the Bank has a global network of overseas branches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London. In Mainland China, the Bank has established a branch presence in Shenzhen and Shanghai. 

Source: Pok Oi Hospital
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