HONG KONG, March 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), the global integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, today raised over HK$1 million in support of Feeding Hong Kong at the sixth annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run. The funds raised this year will again be distributed to Feeding Hong Kong, the first food bank in Hong Kong dedicated to redistributing surplus food to people in need.
Today's event saw over 400 participants alongside cheering spectators race up and down the 15-floor one mile truck ramp of Goodman Interlink, a landmark warehouse and distribution property located in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong. Prizes were awarded to the fastest corporate team, fastest male and female individuals, best dressed team and best dressed individual.
Mr. Kristoffer Harvey, Goodman's Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, said, "We are proud to have raised over HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong and are delighted it will provide 200,000 meals to underprivileged families in Hong Kong. In collaboration with high profile sponsors, the event has raised approximately HK$5 million for charities across Hong Kong, including Feeding Hong Kong, and has attracted more than 1,500 participants over the past six years. The generosity and hard work of all our sponsors and runners are a cornerstone of the event's success."
This year, the Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run received the support of major organisations, including platinum sponsors CBRE and ING Bank, and gold sponsors Allen & Overy, Credit Agricole, Cushman & Wakefield, DBS Bank, Knight Frank, Macquarie, NWS and Savills.
Ms. Gabrielle Kirstein, Executive Director of Feeding Hong Kong, commented, "We are very grateful to Goodman and their sponsors for their generosity and effort in organizing this impressive event that will go a long way in helping our cause. The substantial donation will provide extra meals to families in need and help support our food bank operations to deliver food to local charities and schools."
Mr. Robert Scholten, ING Bank's Head of Real Estate Finance, Asia Pacific, noted, "Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run is an excellent charity event which serves as a positive force for good in our community. As a platinum sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, we are proud to once again support this fundraising effort and the work of Feeding Hong Kong."
Mr. Tom Gaffney, CBRE's Managing Director, said, "It was our pleasure to be a platinum sponsor for the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run for the first time. We firmly believe the money raised will really touch the lives of those in need in Hong Kong."
Now in its sixth year, and growing in scale every year, the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile is proudly supported by the Goodman Foundation. The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, and standards of living and health of people across the communities in which Goodman operates.
Feeding Hong Kong is a local charity set up in 2009 to collect, sort, store and distribute donated food to communities in Hong Kong. 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, mainland 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