11 July 2017

The 5th Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 
Fun In The Water!

The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions has grown in popularity since it was first launched in 2013, with more swimming enthusiasts showing interest in pursuing their favourite sport while making a donation to charity at the same time.

Thanks to the title sponsor Wheelock and Company Limited for their support for five consecutive years, and major sponsors Citi, Kidea and Lan Kwai Fong Group, the 2017 Swim for Millions will be held on Sunday 24 September at the Repulse Bay Beach from 9am to 1pm, led by the Event Organising Committee Chairman   Mr Douglas C K Woo, JP, Co-Chairmen Mr Stephen Fung, Mr Weber Lo, Mr Victor Pang, Mr Stanley Sun and Mr Jonathan Zeman. Event details are:

*‘Swim for Fun’

It’s not a competition! Just enjoy your 100m swim with family and friends, bring your swimming rings for extra fun! For safety consideration, children under 12 are to be accompanied by their parent / guardian – a minimum donation of HK$450 per entry applies to the accompany persons.

Swim for Challenge

Race categories Format Minimum donation amount

*Golden Kilometre Race

Each participant has to swim two laps of 500m each, with a run on the beach in between

HK$450 per entry

Family Relay Race
(A team of 2 family members)

1st leg: 200m
2nd leg: 400m

HK$2,500 per team

Relay Races
(A team of 4 members)

i) 4 x 400m
– Corporate, Disciplined Force,
Secondary School and University

ii) 4 x 200m
– Corporate and Primary School

Corporate: HK$35,000 per team
Disciplined Force: HK$35,000 per team
School: HK$20,000 per team

Leaders’ Lap

Each participant to swim 200m

HK$25,000 per person

* ‘Swim for Fun’ and ‘Golden Kilometre Race’ can only be registered online. Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited quotas. Visit www.commchest.org/swimformillions for details and sign up!

Cheering teams are also welcome. Besides supporting their families and friends, they can also play at the game booths and build sand castles on the day. All donations raised will go to enhance “Youth Services” supported by The Community Chest. 

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About The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.

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“The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 2017” to be held on 24 September, welcomes all to participate.