FWD agents and staff join hands to support the needy amid the coronavirus outbreak
CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 March 2020 -To help the needy
combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),
the tied agency force and corporate staff of FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") have
successfully collected a batch of anti-epidemic supplies and donated to four charities
which serve vulnerable groups like cancer patients,
the visually impaired, elderly and underprivileged communities.
In just two weeks, the Agency Recreation Club of FWD
Hong Kong received over 5,900 anti-epidemic items from the tied agency force and staff.
More than 5,900 items donated by the tied agency force
and staff of FWD Hong Kong, including surgical masks, hand sanitisers,
disinfectant alcohol, disinfectant wipes, bleach, and cleaning supplies were
delivered to four beneficiaries, namely Cancerinformation.com.hk Charity
Foundation, Caritas Pelletier School, Hong Kong Blind Union, and Ladder Mission.
"While having special insurance benefits
and measures to fortify protection for our customers against the COVID-19, we
thought we should take a step further and lend a helping hand to the vulnerable
groups," said Jeff Wong, Chief Agency Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau.
"Since our inception, FWD has been
working closely with charitable organisations. We believe in the importance of
giving back and supporting the sustainability of different communities," Jeff continued.
"We may have passed
the toughest stage of epidemic prevention supplies shortage, yet it is still hard for the vulnerable groups to get what they
need. Donating from our surplus may not be a lot but many a little makes a mickle!"
The donation event
has received an overwhelming response from FWD's tied agency force and staff. Numerous items were received in just two weeks and
quality checks were
performed to make sure all items are intact for donation. Eventually, over 5,900 items
including surgical masks, hand sanitisers, disinfectant alcohol, disinfectant wipes, bleach, and cleaning
supplies have been donated to four selected charities, namely Cancerinformation.com.hk
Charity Foundation, Caritas Pelletier School, Hong Kong Blind Union, and Ladder
Through this donation
event, FWD hopes to support charities, especially the smaller ones lacking support and resources, to
help people who are exposed to relatively higher pandemic threat. For instance, cancer patients
and the elderly who generally have weaker immunity, the visually impaired who rely
much on the sense of touch, and underprivileged families living in undesirable
About the beneficiaries:
Founded by a group
of passionate cancer patients and survivors, this mutual aid network platform
aims at supporting cancer patients and their families by providing accurate,
professional and updated cancer information as well as promoting public
awareness of cancer prevention through healthy lifestyle and nutrition.
The school aims at
assisting girls aged 10-18 with behavioural or emotional difficulties and
maladjusted personalities to achieve better self-understanding and self-esteem
through residential training and special education service.
Hong Kong Blind
As the first
self-help group organised and managed by people with visual impairment, Hong
Kong Blind Union aims at promoting the spirit of self-help and mutual-help as
well as striving for equality, opportunities and independence for visually
Operating on a
self-financing basis, Ladder Mission dedicates its resources to serving Yau Ma
Tei residents with the support of the Social Welfare Department. Its service
targets cover different groups including children and adolescents, women and
families, seniors, South Asians etc., as well as people and networks closely
connected with Yau Ma Tei.
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About FWD Hong Kong & Macau
FWD Hong Kong
offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and
financial planning. Its life insurance and general insurance operating entities
have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating
agencies -- FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda)
Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) is rated "A3" by Moody's
and "A" by Fitch; and FWD General Insurance Company Limited is rated "A" by
Fitch. FWD Macau provides a suite of life and medical insurance.
FWD Hong Kong &
Macau is a part of the FWD Group, the insurance business of investment group,
Pacific Century Group. FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand,
Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia.
By creating fresh
customer experiences with easy-to-understand products supported by digital
technology, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way
people feel about insurance.