HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - Feb 1, 2016 - 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.
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited, Goodman Industrial Trust and Goodman Logistics (HK) Limited, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally.
Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, while seeking to deliver long-term returns for investors.
For more information please visit www.goodman.com
About The Goodman Foundation
The Goodman Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, standard of living and health of people across the communities where Goodman operates. Its focus is on social change and improving the lives of those less privileged in our community by providing practical assistance by way of capital expenditure for equipment, funding of programmes and projects, warehousing or office space or the expertise of our people. Many of our community partners, in addition to receiving a Foundation grant, benefit from fundraising and volunteer support from Goodman staff in our good+heart programme along with regular payroll donations through the Goodman good+deeds workplace giving programme.
The Goodman Foundation is represented across Australia, New Zealand, China/Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Poland. Expansion of the Foundation is continuing across Europe, Japan and USA.
The Goodman Foundation has a comprehensive strategy encompassing contributions to the community through the distribution of cash, volunteering, workplace giving and in-kind programmes with long-term (3+years) partnerships developed with charitable organisations underway in all Goodman locations. Through our strategic partnerships with charities, the Goodman Foundation is Building+Communities and making a meaningful difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities.
For more information please visit http://www.goodman.com/sustainability/foundation
About Feeding Hong Kong
Feeding Hong Kong is a Hong Kong registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in the city and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to our landfills. Each day, we collect high quality food that would otherwise be thrown away, sort and store it, and then redistribute it to a network of welfare organisations, who in turn feed thousands of people in need. Feeding Hong Kong also works to raise awareness about poverty and food insecurity in Hong Kong and promote healthy eating and nutritional education to the most vulnerable groups in our community. We are an accredited member of the Global Food Banking Network, an international organisation dedicated to creating and strengthening food banks and national food bank networks.
For further information, please visit feedinghk.org.
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