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Together We Care 2023

Together We Care 2023

ong Kong Elite Athletes Association and the event main sponsor Hong Kong Jockey Club, the co-organizer YWCA, and the supporting organization Po Leung Kuk Riverain Primary School joined hands to launch the “Together We Care 2023”

Together We Care initiated by elite athletes has walked into its 19th year this year. It has been held successfully in the past and is launched again this year. Hong Kong elite athletes have teamed up with volunteers from the Hong Kong Jockey Club and YWCA to form a volunteer group to pack goodies bags for two consecutive days. The goodies will be distributed by different YWCA centre to 2,800 single-living and low-income families in 13 districts, includingSai Wan, Sai Wan Ho, Ho Man Tin, Wong Tai Sin, Ngau Tau Kok, Sham Shui Po, Tsing Yi, North District, Sha Tin, Tseung Kwan O, Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun and Island District, sending them love and warmth.

The event theme this year is “Community Care”, thus, the goodies items sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club are not limited to food and daily necessities, such as rice, crackers, oatmeal, ping on ointment, and canned corn puree, but also including epidemic prevention supplies sponsored by A.S. Watson Group and Amazing Grace , such as face mask and hand sanitizers. On top of that, 3 Hong Kong active elite athletes , including Ho Tze Lok, Ng Kiu-chung and Yeung Chung Hei have written message cards to show their care and encouragement.

This year, in the “Together We Care 2023”, the volunteers have also practiced the “Just · Simple” project, mainly by reducing waste through a simple life. Simple life is a way of doing justice, and it can also be interpreted as “very simple”, or practice is not difficult, which encourages action. As for the “Just”, it means “righteousness” and “volunteer”. “Just · Simple” is promoted mainly through voluntary activities, supporting the needs of the poor, helping the poor through personal visits to the vulnerable families, and environmental protection concepts and methods. Vulnerable families include low-income families, newly arrived families, families living in subdivided flats, street sleepers, seniors living alone, and families with children with special learning needs.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the largest charitable public welfare organization in Hong Kong. As the main sponsor of the event, in addition to funding, the Jockey Club has mobilized more than 120 volunteers to participate in the event.

Ms Chan Lim Chee, Amy, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, stated that “Hong Kong athletes strive tirelessly to bring honor to the city on the international sports stage while also understanding the needs of grassroots families in Hong Kong. With the spirit of pursuing excellence, they are extending their efforts to the community and public service. Through organizing the ‘Warmth with Love’ campaign, the Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association hopes to encourage citizens to join the ranks of volunteers and care for the elderly and those in need.”

Special Acknowledgements to the sponsors Hong Kong Jockey Club, Li Ning, A.S. Watson Group and Amazing Grace

18/11 Photos of goodies bags packaging

19/11 Photos of "Together We Care 2023"