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Launched: 6 Jul 2017
Funding ends: 14 Oct 2017
Climb. Care. Share to support the Hong Chi Climbathon
Hong Kong Hiking Meetup is fully supporting and fundraising for the Hong Chi Association
We have been supporting Hong Chi Climbathon for 4 years, and this year we are targeting to have 20 fellow hikers to challenge themselves by climbing 1,688 steps at Central Plaza on Oct 14 together to support Hong Chi Association, a charity for people with intellectual disabilities.
Hong Kong Hiking Meetup (HKHM) is a community of individuals who love to hike and enjoy organizing hikes for our members in order to show them the wonders of Hong Kong they may not normally get to see. We do this for fitness, friendship as well as to raise collective effort to support various local charities to make our community a better place. In short, we are a group of hikers with a large dose of social conscience. If you are friends/family of the HKHM members, your support means a lot to encourage them to beat the tough climb.
To support: you can act by sharing this page on your social network, sponsor your fellow hikers, or be one of the 20 heroes joining the race, and creating your own fund raising page here(Click to enroll through meetup). Let’s keep Hiking, Caring & Sharing for a better Community. Let’s make a change, by our actions, together!
Why we need to support:
Approximately 1% of Hong Kong's population have intellectual disabilities, which translates to about 70,000 out of a population of approximately 7 million. Accounting for a minimum of 2 family members, this translates to a further 140,000 people influenced deeply by this. If extended family and friends are also counted as this does directly affect them, we can clearly see about a million people who are directly touched and lives influenced by this. The community's understanding and support are desperately needed to not only raise awareness & acceptance but also to raise funds for this worthwhile organization.
Painted by Hong Chi Students
About Hong Chi Association: Hong Chi Association was started as a class for just four children with intellectual disabilities in 1965. Today, Hong Chi serves about 7,000 people of all ages and all grades of intellectual disabilities and their families. They now operate over 80 service units which provide pre-school training, special education, job training, sheltered and supported employment, adult education, day care and training, residential services, family and community support, recreational and social programmes, as well as professional therapy. http://www.hongchi.org.hk/
About Hong Chi Climbathon: Annual charity stair run at Central Plaza Wanchai to raise fund for Hong Chi Association to support its service for people with intellectual disabilities. http://www.hongchi.org.hk/climbathon/en_index.asp
About Hong Kong Hiking Meetup: the city’s largest organised hiking group with over 20,000 members, participates in numerous outdoor activities from basic hiking, bushwhacking to stream trekking and more. We also organize volunteer service activities for worthy causes. Besides doing what we love, our activities brings out lasting benefits of regular exercise, fun adventures in the great outdoors, and fellowship with like-minded people. In addition, our occasional group volunteer service activities enable us to give back to the community in tangible ways. Join us: http://www.meetup.com/hongkonghikingmeetup/
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