Goodman is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the fifth Goodman Interlink Magic Mile, which will be held at its landmark property in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong on Sunday, 6 March 2016
The Goodman Interlink Magic Mile
is an annual one-mile charity run, with participants racing up the 15-floor cargo ramp of Goodman Interlink
. For the second consecutive year, Goodman will partner with Feeding Hong Kong, the first food bank in Hong Kong dedicated to redistributing surplus food to people in need. This unique run has already attracted the generous support of platinum sponsors ING Bank and Macquarie Capital, and gold sponsors CBRE, Crédit Agricole CIB and King & Wood Mallesons.
In 2016, Goodman’s target is to again raise HK$1 million, enabling an additional 200,000 meals to be served to local families in need. Last year, the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile
achieved its target of HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong, funding the purchase and operating costs of a customised food truck. Now operational, this new truck has increased Feeding Hong Kong’s capacity to collect and distribute surplus food to 56 local partner charities.
Philip Pearce, Managing Director, Greater China for Goodman, said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Feeding Hong Kong again this year to support their tremendous efforts in feeding a large number of people in need in the local community.”
Mr Pearce added, “Every year, the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile
is generously supported by our many staff, customers and business partners, and I hope that this year, its fifth anniversary, that we can continue to attract the same kind of generosity. We would like to encourage everyone to participate in the Magic Mile, to help Feeding Hong Kong reach their target of serving 200,000 more meals in 2016.”
Gabrielle Kirstein, Executive Director of Feeding Hong Kong, said, “For the second year running, Feeding Hong Kong is honoured to be the beneficiary of the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile
. Hunger and poverty are major causes for concern in local communities in Hong Kong: one in four children do not eat three meals a day and one in three seniors struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs. We’re so thankful for the funding raised from this terrific event which will go to support our Foodbank operations in the daily delivery of nutritious food to local charities and schools.”
The event comprises four race categories: fastest family team, fastest corporate team, and fastest male and female individual. As is race tradition, participants who enter in fancy dress will be in the running to win prizes for the best-dressed team or individual. In addition to the races, the event hosts a range of family activities such as live stage performances and children’s entertainment.
To register for the event, please visit the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run
website at http://www.goodmanmagicmilerun.com.hk/
Event details are also regularly updated on the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goodman-Interlink-Magic-Mile/842264795815590
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.