Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019 Collaborates with Renowned Local Comic ‘Wind and Cloud”
Celebrates its 10th anniversary on 10 March 2019
(Hong Kong - Tuesday, 18 December 2018) Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions, the largest cycling event for charity in Hong Kong, will be held again on 10 March, 2019 (Sunday) at Stonecutters Bridge. This charity event is organized by Pok Oi Hospital (POH) and title-sponsored by Shanghai Commercial Bank. The ultimate goal of this event, apart from charity, is to educate the public on road safety and low-carbon living. Cycle for Millions also supports the development of “POH Tuen Mun Lam Tei Nursing and Residential Care Home for the Elderly”. The year 2019 marks Cycle for Millions 10th anniversary, the event has attracted over 46,000 participants and raised over HK$65 million since it was first held in 2009.
Collaboration with “Wind and Cloud” to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Pok Oi Hospital collaborates with “Wind and Cloud”, the popular comic by Mr. Ma Wing Shing, the well-known comic artist. The organiser intends to encourage the public and the youth to build up a habit of helping themselves as well as others.
Mr. Ma Wing Shing, the comic artist, said, “I am delighted that Cycle for Millions 2018 has received a very positive feedback from the public and a record breaking donation amount. It is my honour to have the opportunity to participate once again. In order to bring more joyful surprises to the participants, I will use more Hong Kong Comic elements’ concept. To mark the speciality of the 10th anniversary, I have exclusively designed a series of Limited Edition Premium, including the “10th Anniversary Road Bike”, which is available for sale at HKD48,800. This special edition is limited to a total of 10 Road Bikes worldwide and I hope this will raise substantial amount for this charity event.
Unlimited rides at the Stonecutters Bridge and the bicycle and healthy living carnival
The route will start from Tsing Sha Highway, cycling through Stonecutters Bridge and Nam Wan Tunnel. The route is approximately 13km long in total. Merit Fundraising Award will be presented to participants raising over HKD1,500 and HKD38,000 from the individual category and the corporate category respectively. Unlimited rounds of cycling within a specified event time will also be granted to the above-said participants to enjoy the spectacular view of Stonecutters Bridge, Rambler Channel, the magnificent city skyline and beautiful scenery along Victoria Harbour.
Abicycle and healthy-living carnival will also be held at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi). Apart from the awards presentation ceremony, there will also be performances, game booths, charity bazaars, product trials and gift distributions for participants.
Honourable Guests to embrace the 10th anniversary of Cycle for Millions
Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, The Commissioner for Sports, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR; Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Ma Wing Shing, Renowned Comic Artist; Mr. John Koo, Chief Sales Officer of Global Sales, Corporate Headquarter of GIANT; Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, Event Ambassadors; Mr. Mark Yu, Hong Kong Triathlete, and Mr. Derek Ko, Elite Para-Athlete, kicked off the Cycle for Millions 2019.
Mr. Yeung Tak Keung,Commissioner for Sports, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR, said, Cycle for Millions has been well received by the public since 2009 and is now a charitable community event icon in Hong Kong. Cycling is always a popular sport and we are pleased to see Cycle for Millions being a key platform to encourage the public to do more exercise leading to a healthy lifestyle. It also promotes cycling, and road safety. In order to develop a good cycling habit and manner leading to a Zero Accident’ environment, lectures on road safety for participants will be held and wearing helmet throughout the whole event is also a must. We hope this encourages participants to develop a good road cycling habit to minimise the chance of accidents, creating a safe environment for cyclists.”
Funds raised from Cycle for Millions will be donated to establish Asia’s largest care home for the elderly in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun. “POH Tuen Mun Lam Tei Nursing and Residential Care Home for the Elderly” is expected to be completed by 2022, providing 1,433 beds, comprised of continuum of care places and nursing home places for elderly with different levels of weakness. The facility will help relieve the pressure caused by a shortage of elderly home places.
Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors said, “As the 10th anniversary of Cycle for Millions begins, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants who have supported this event since 2009. On behalf of Pok Oi Hospital, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Shanghai Commercial Bank, for being our Title Sponsor for 5 consecutive years to support the development of cycling through this charity event.”
Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank said, “We are very pleased to join Pok Oi Hospital for the accomplishment of the event and serving the community as a whole. Our Cycling Teams will participate in Cycle for Millions with the general public to solicit support and raise donations altogether for the needy.”
Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, the Event Ambassadors of Cycle for Millions for 8 consecutive years, have been supporting the charity events organised by Pok Oi Hospital continuously. Mr. Richie Jen shared “Cycle for Millions 2014 left the deepest impression on me, it was the 1st cycling event being held at Stonecutter’s Bridge. Riding under a spectacular view of the Victoria Harbor, allowed me to enjoy cycling as well as supporting charity.” Ms. Kay Tse added, “One person’s ability is limited. I would like to encourage participation in the Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019. I look forward to joining this meaningful event with my family in the near future.” Mr. Derek Ko, Elite Para-Athlete and Mr. Mark Yu, the Hong Kong Triathlon representative, also shared their personal experiences to bring a positive message to the public.
Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019 receives tremendous support from different parties, including:
Title Sponsor: Shanghai Commercial Bank;
Diamond Sponsors: Mr. TONG Sau Chai, MH, JP, Kanfort Industrial (HK) Limited;
Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited
Gold Sponsors: Paper Communication Exhibition Services, MOS House Group Limited, WWPKG Holdings Company Limited, Alltronics Holdings Limited, ARUP, The Hong Kong School of Motoring Limited, MAXIPRO (Asia) Limited, Thermos, Henderson Land Development Company – Property Management, Crown Records Management;
Jersey Sponsor: Champion System;
Venue Sponsor: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi);
Helmet Sponsor: CORSA;
Logistics Partner: GOGOVAN;
Prize Sponsors: Clip Fresh, Chung Yung Cycle Co, GIANT Bicycles, LIV Cycling, Ingrid Millet, Acti-Tape, Salonsip.
Calling for support
Registration for Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019 is now open for application and the maximum number of participants will be 6,000. It is open to individuals aged 8 years old or above, who can take part as an individual or form a corporate team. Minimum donation for each individual is HKD680 and HKD28,000 is for corporate teams. A multi-purpose tote bag will be awarded to participants who have enrolled and settled the payment on or before 4 January 2019, as an early bird offer. To recognise public engagement, the organiser is delighted to present the “Best Fundraising Awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze” as well as “Best Dressed Participants”.
Interested participants may submit applications through the official website (www.cycleformillions.com) on or before 31 January 2019. Registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
About Pok Oi Hospital
Pok Oi Hospital is a charity organization that has grown with the Hong Kong community since 1919. It currently operates 94 service units spreading all over Hong Kong serving over 950,000 beneficiary attendances annually. Pok Oi provides quality and diversified services, including hospital, dental, clinical centres for teaching & research on Chinese medicine, community and education service. Service centres spread across Kowloon, New Territories and Outlying Islands, matching the growing landscape in Hong Kong. Pok Oi Hospital actively develops a comprehensive service scope serving Hong Kong citizens.
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 45 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.
Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors and Vice-Chairmen presented the “10th Anniversary Road Bike” to Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank, and Mr. Ma Wing Shing, the renowned comic artist.
Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, Event Ambassadors, raised HKD200,000 of donation in the game for Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019.
Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank made an instant donation via “Shacom Pay”.
Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors encouraged the public to participate in Cycle for Millions on 10 March 2019.
Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR, encouraged the public to do more exercise and to support Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019.
Cycle for Millions is title-sponsored by Shanghai Commercial Bank for 5 consecutive years. Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank, encouraged its staff and clients to support this charity event.
Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, have been serving as the Event Ambassadors of Cycle for Millions for 8 consecutive years.
Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, the Event Ambassadors, showed up at the press conference in the outfit themed with “Wind and Cloud”.
Mr. Ma Wing Shing, the renowned Comic Artist, shared his design concept for Cycle for Millions with the “Wind and Cloud” element.
Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR; Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors and board members; Mr. David Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, Event Ambassadors, kicked off the Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019.
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