SHKP Vertical Run for Charity is an annual sports and charity event that includes the Race to Shanghai IFC, which will be hosted at Shanghai IFC on 20 October, and the Race to Hong Kong ICC, which will be held at the International Commerce Centre on 1 December. The races comprise Elite, Individual and Team Relay categories, as well as the Fun Climb programme which is ideal for families running for leisure.
All proceeds from both events with no cost deduction will be donated for charity purpose. Donations from the Race to Hong Kong ICC will go to The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and The Community Chest of Hong Kong to support services for underprivileged children and young people. Donations from the Race to Shanghai IFC will go to Shanghai Children's Health Foundation to provide medical treatment for child patients from underprivileged families.
Online registration is now open for both events. Any registration for the Race to Hong Kong ICC (excluding the Corporate Relay) on or before 27 September will enjoy a discount. Let's exercise for good! For further details, please click here.
The Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon will be held on 13 October (Sunday), with SHKP as the title and charity sponsor. Thousands of professional cyclists and cycling enthusiasts will depart from Tsim Sha Tsui on a route that passes through a whole host of Hong Kong's famous landmarks and roads. This year, in addition to the 50km Ride and the 30km Ride, a Fancy Dress Bike Party will take place, in which participants can ride their bikes and enjoy a carnival-like cycling experience with creative costumes.
Presented by SHKP, the international road race Hammer Hong Kong will also take place on the day of the event. 12 UCI WorldTour teams will compete for the championship.
Putting the Exercising for Good spirit into practice, a portion of the proceeds from the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon along with SHKP's top-up donation will go to The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong to support the third phase of the SHKP Science & Innovation Project for the Gifted, and to The Community Chest of Hong Kong supporting underprivileged children and youth services.
SHKP Reading Club's Read to Dream recently sponsored over 1,000 primary and secondary school students to visit the Hong Kong Book Fair and buy books there. Participants were able to attend sharing sessions and interactive workshops hosted by big names in the fields of education, culture and creative writing, including Shirley Loo, Chu Tsz-wing, Orson Li, Lai Ho and Geran Yuen, to experience the fun of reading.
SHKP Reading Club also set up a booth at the book fair to recruit new stars who can write well, draw well, and have a pleasant voice, for its online reading platform Read For More.
As the theme of this year's book fair was sci-fi and mystery, SHKP Reading Club and the theatre troupe Theatre Space organised a seminar about taking mystery screenplay to performance on a theatre stage. The seminar was hosted by arts community celebrities Cheung Fei-fan, Rupert Chan and Kevin Chan. Click here for a full recap of the seminar.
SHKP has paid close attention to the implementation of poverty alleviation policies on the mainland in recent years, and has been a partner of the Hong Kong Poverty Alleviation Association since its establishment in 2018. SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation and the Association recently signed a memorandum of understanding to fund a training programme for rural doctors in Nanjiang County, Bazhong, Sichuan. The training programme includes general medical knowledge, public health information, basic drug systems, the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases found in rural areas and first aid knowledge. The training programme aims to improve professional medical service quality and avoid poverty caused by illness or return to poverty.
SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation places equal emphasis on education and livelihood issues on the mainland. SHKP Independent Non-Executive Director Dr Norman Leung and SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Associate Director Terry Li previously travelled to Dingxi in Gansu for a field visit. In the Lintao County, they encouraged students at the Lintao Middle School who received scholarships from the Foundation to study hard, and wished them all the best for their national college entrance examination (NCEE/Gaokao). They also checked the drinking water project sponsored by the Foundation which aims to pipe in safe and clean drinking water for local farming families to improve their living condition.