HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 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.
Cheque donation ceremony
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.
Cheque donation ceremony
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, it collects 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 the community. It is 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 more information please visit http://feedinghk.org
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