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Goodman’s fifth annual Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run raises over HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong

Sunday, 06 March 2016

Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), the global integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, today raised over HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong at its fifth annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run. The funds raised this year will again be donated to Feeding Hong Kong, the first food bank in Hong Kong dedicated to redistributing surplus food to people in need.

This morning, at Goodman Interlink, a landmark warehouse and distribution property located in Hong Kong’s Tsing Yi port district, runners and cheering spectators lined up to take part in the fifth annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run. A total of 388 participants, including Goodman staff, customers, business partners and their families, took part in this unique race to the top of Goodman Interlink’s 15-floor truck cargo ramp.

Last year, Goodman raised HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong to purchase a customised food truck and cover its operating costs. This year, the over HK$1 million raised will enable Feeding Hong Kong to provide 200,000 meals to be served to local families in need. 

Mr. Philip Pearce, Goodman’s Managing Director, Greater China, said, “We are very pleased to be holding this event for the fifth time and supporting such a worthy cause. We hope that the HK$1 million raised will go a long way to enabling Feeding Hong Kong to provide basic nutrition to local families in need.”

Mr Pearce added, “None of this would have been possible without the generosity of all the sponsors, many whom have been supporting our Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run over the past few years, as well as the runners and teams for their generous donations and enthusiastic participation in the race.”

Gabrielle Kirstein, Executive Director of Feeding Hong Kong, said, “We are deeply touched to be the beneficiary of the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile for the second consecutive year. We are so grateful for the funding raised from this meaningful event which will go towards providing not just extra meals this year, but also help support our Foodbank operations in the daily delivery of nutritious food to local charities and schools.” 

This year’s event has received the valued support of major organisations, including platinum sponsors ING Bank and Macquarie Capital, and the event’s gold sponsors Allen & Overy, CBRE, Centraline Commercial, Crédit Agricole CIB, DBS, DHL, DTZ | Cushman & Wakefield, King & Wood Mallesons, NWS Holdings, Knight Frank and Savills.

Mr. Robert Scholten, ING Bank’s Head of Real Estate Finance, Asia Pacific, said, “We feel a deep sense of responsibility to help wherever we can in the communities we live and work in. We are proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run for the third consecutive year, and to help support Feeding Hong Kong in their tremendous efforts.”

Mr. Keith Chan Macquarie Capital’s Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate, Greater China, said, “We are pleased to support Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run as a platinum sponsor for the fourth time. Through the Macquarie Group Foundation, the hilanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, we help to strengthen the communities in which Macquarie staff live and work.

In Greater China, Goodman supports the local community through a number of initiatives and charities such as Fu Hong Society, Shanghai Qingcongquan Training Center for Children with Special Needs (QCQ), Children’s Cancer Foundation, and Shanghai Charity Foundation. 

Feeding Hong Kong is a local charity set up in 2009 to collect, sort, store and distribute donated food to the Hong Kong community. Its prime purpose is to fight hunger in the city while at the same time reducing the amount of quality food that is wasted. The organisation also works to raise awareness about poverty, food insecurity and food waste in Hong Kong, as well as to promote healthy eating habits and nutrition in our most vulnerable communities. 

 

magic mile 2016 - cheque donation ceremony
Photo 1: Cheque donation ceremony

magic mile 2016 - starting line
 Photo 2: The starting line to the Ramp Run 
 
 
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For further information, please contact: 
 
Goodman
Elizabeth Gualtieri 
Marketing Director Asia (ex Japan) 
Tel +852 2249 3173 
 
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Jasmine Yap
                 Crystal Yip
Co-CEO, Asia Pacific
  Senior Associate Director 
Tel +852 3103 0108 / 9325 3363
  Tel +852 3103 0106 / 9720 6445
 
 


About Goodman

For more information please go to www.goodman.com

  

About Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run

For more information, please go to www.goodmanmagicmilerun.com.hk


About Goodman Interlink

For more information, please go to http://cn.goodman.com/en/property/properties-for-lease/goodman-interlink

 

About The Goodman Foundation

 

About Feeding Hong Kong


For more information please go to 
http://feedinghk.org