“Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019” Concluded Successfully
 
 

6,000 Participants Celebrated its 10th Anniversary
Raised Fund for the Largest Care and Attention Home for the Elderly in Asia

Hong Kong (10 March 2019, Sunday) – Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019, organised by Pok Oi Hospital with Shanghai Commercial Bank as the title sponsor, concluded successfully today at Stonecutters Bridge, Tsing Yi. 6,000 participants cycled through the bridge to raise funds for POH Tuen Mun Lam Tei Nursing and Residential Care Home for the Elderly, the largest Care and Attention Home for the Elderly in Asia. The project is expected to complete in 2022 and will be operated by Pok Oi Hospital on a non-profit-making basis. The care and attention home will provide care places and nursing home places to 1,433 elderly, to relieve the pressure caused by a shortage of elderly home places.

Pok Oi Cycle for Millions, being Hong Kong’s largest cycling charity event, has marked its tenth anniversary this year. While the public could enjoy their ride on the highway, the organiser Pok Oi Hospital hopes to promote the sports and road safety while advocate healthy and low- carbon lifestyle as well as raise funds for Pok Oi Hospital. Since 2009, over 46,000 participants have already taken part in this meaningful charity event and a significant amount of HK$56,000,000 has been raised for Pok Oi Hospital over the years. This has aided in the provision of a range of community services aimed at the well-being of the society.

Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors said, ‘I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the sponsors and donors, with their support, not only has this become the largest cycling charity event in Hong Kong, it also raised substantial amount of funds to promote charitable and welfare services to help those in need throughout these 10 years.’

Collaborating with “Wind and Cloud”, the popular comic by Mr. Ma Wing Shing, the well-known comic artist, with the combination of local comic elements, Mr. Ma has designed a series of limited edition premium, including the special edition of “10th Anniversary Road Bike”, which is limited to a total of 10 road bikes worldwide to raise funds for Pok Oi Hospital.

To encourage the general public to participate, Pok Oi Hospital cooperates with Shanghai Commercial Bank, the title sponsor for 5 consecutive years, to launch an innovative mobile donation platform, making Pok Oi Hospital one of the first charitable organisations that utilises Faster Payment QR code through banking institute for donation. Through this platform, the donors can enjoy the conveniences of making a donation anytime through “Shacom Pay”, the mobile application.

Mr. David Sek Chi Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank said, ‘This is the fifth consecutive year that Shanghai Commercial Bank has been the title sponsor of “Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019”. We’re delighted to receive the full support of our customers and staff. We’re passionate about supporting the local community alongside Pok Oi Hospital.’

Amongst the many participants, the youngest was 8 years old while the eldest was 81 years old. The event was open to two different categories – Corporate Elite and Individual. All participants started riding at Tsing Sha Highway, then crossed over Stonecutters Bridge and Nam Wan Tunnel, passing the turning point on Ngong Shung Road before returning, which is around a 13-kilometer-journey. Along the route they can enjoy the magnificent city skyline and beautiful scenery along Victoria Harbour. A cycling carnival and award presentation ceremony also took place today at the finishing point, featuring a variety of road safety and Hong Kong comic-themed game booths, as well as Pok Oi Singing Contest 2019 Finale. It was an enjoyable fun weekend for the participants across all ages.

Guests from the Hong Kong Government, businesses, community organisations as well as ambassadors and participants were involved in Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019 opening ceremony and closing ceremony. Officiating guests including Professor Sophia Chan, JP, Secretary for Food and Health, Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Woo Ying Ming, CSDSM, Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Sam Hui Wai Kwong, Chief Staff Officer of Auxiliary Medical Service, Ms. Haster Tang, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited, Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors, Mr. Ng Kam Ching, Incoming-Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors, Mr. David Sek Chi Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank, Mr. Ma Wing Shing, comic artist, Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse, event ambassadors.

The success of Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019 was only possible because of the support received from following government departments, consultants, organisations as well as a team of more than 1,200 volunteers; title sponsor Shanghai Commercial Bank; diamond sponsor Mr. Tong Sau Chai, MH, JP, Kanfort Industrial (H.K.) Ltd., Wah Sun Hand-Bag Factory Co. Ltd.; gold sponsor Paper Communication Exhibition Services, MOS House Group Limited, WWPKG Holdings Co. Ltd., ARUP, Alltronics Holdings Limited, MaxiPro (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong School of Motoring, Crown Records Management, Thermos Hong Kong Limited, Henderson Land Development Company Ltd. (Property Management), Stan Group, EFT Solutions Limited; venue support Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi); logistic partner GoGoVan; helmet sponsor Corsa; cycling jersey sponsor Champion System; prize sponsor Clip Fresh, Chung Yung Cycle Co., Giant Bicycles, Liv Cycling, Ingrid Millet, Acti-Tape, Salonsip Gel-patch, Adrien Gagnon, Le Coq Sportif, Thermos Hong Kong Limited; supporting venue Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Thei); supporting media Hong Kong Ling Feng Advertising Company, Metro Radio Hong Kong; road safety consultants Mr. Alan Ho, Mr. Kenji Leung; transportation consultant KAP Consultants; supporting units Transport Department, Hong Kong Police Force, Kwai Tsing District Council, Kwai Tsing District Office, Fire Services Department Cycle Volunteer Team, Fire Services Department Volunteer Team, Oi Kwan Volunteer Group, Police Volunteer Services Corps, Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Volunteer Services Cadre, Auxiliary Medical Service, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance, Civil Aid Service, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi, Kwai Chung and Tuen Mun Campus) and Hong Kong Cyclist Information Net.

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Officiating guests of “Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019”, included Professor Chan Siu Chee, Sophia, JP, Secretary for Food and Health (tenth on the left), Mr. Yeung Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports (eighth on the left), Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors (ninth on the left), Mr. Ng Kam Ching, Incoming-Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors (eighth on the right), Mr. David Sek Chi Kwok, Managing Director & Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank (ninth on the right), Mr. Ma Wing Shing (seventh on the left), comic artist, Mr. Richie Jen (seventh on the right) and Ms. Kay Tse (sixth on the left), event ambassadors marked the start of the charitable cycling event.


Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors (ninth on the right), Mr. Ng Kam Ching, Incoming-Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors (eighth on the left) kick started the “Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019” opening ceremony along with other officiating guests.


Around 6,000 charity donators and participants gathered at the Stonecutters Bridge supporting Pok Oi Hospital’s Tuen Mun Lam Tei Nursing and Residential Care Home for the Elderly, the largest one in Asia.


Event Ambassadors Mr. Richie Jen and Ms. Kay Tse were here to support the charity event.


Being the event ambassador for the 8th consecutive year, Mr. Richie Jen said, “I hope all participants enjoy the magnificent skyline and beautiful scenery while cycling along the Stonecutters Bridge.”


Event ambassador Ms. Kay Tse said, “This event does not only promote cycling as a healthy activity, but also supports fund raising for Pok Oi Hospital.”


The customers and staff of the title sponsor Shanghai Commercial Bank fully support “Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2019.”

About Pok Oi Hospital
Pok Oi Hospital is a charity organization that has grown with the Hong Kong community since 1919. It currently operates 95 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.