Organized by the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (HKYHA), the Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2018 (NPCW 2018) has long been known as a popular annual event at Lantau Island. The event has come to the 12th year and attracted nearly 1500 participants. This year HKYHA has collaborated again with Sanrio – Mr. Men Little Miss being the ambassador of “Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2018”. We are also honoured to have Mrs. Ingrid Yeung Ho Poi-yan, JP, Permanent Secretary for Education to officiate the opening ceremony of the event.
NPCW 2018 is committed to promoting environmental and heritage protection by encouraging the public to get in touch with the distinctive natural and historical attractions of Lantau Island. The fund raised will be used to support our efforts in promoting environment conservation, youth development and cultural exchange. Part of the donations this year will be used to sponsor the students from Yuen Kong Kindergarten, Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College and Caritas Chai Wan Marden Foundation Secondary School, giving them an opportunity to explore the nature and to experience the love and caring from the community.
Brand New Routes to Enhance the Challenge
NPCW 2018 offers 3 routes – two competition routes “Elite 29 km” and “Challenge 20 km”; and one leisure route “Green Walk 10 km”. The two competition routes, “Challenge 20km” and “Elite 29km” are designed by expert, and definitely an extensive test for all mountain runners! Challenge 20km is a shorter route, which runners will conquer the 2nd highest hill in the city, Lantau Peak. Elite 29km is the longest route ever, requiring runners to complete Wong Lung Hang Country Trail, Shek Pik Country Trail and Nei Lak Shan Country Trail in 8 hours.
Walk and Ride on Cable Car to Discover the Beauty of Lantau
Green Walk 10km is a leisure route which allows participants to observe ecological footprint in Lantau Island, enjoying a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of a hectic urban life. Starting from Citygate Outlets, participants pass through Wisdom Path and Ngong Ping Village. Many families with small kinds and beginners are joining us this year, as they enjoy taking the free single ride of Ngong Ping 360 cable car back to Tung Chung, after the leisure hiking. Interacting mini-games themed “Treasures in Lantau” has also been set up by the Sustainable Lantau Office along the route of “Green Walk 10km” to promote the conservation of Lantau.
Get rid of Work, Enjoy a Health Sunday
Corporate Charity Category attracted commuters to put aside their work to enjoy a healthy Sunday. Civil Engineering and Development Department and Modern Terminals Limited won the Best Participatory Award of Public Sector and Private Sector respectively, while Fook Wah Kun Kee Knitting Factory won the Top Fundraising Organisation Award.
Teemed with Mr. Men Little Miss Colourful and Adorable Characters
All eligible participants of the “Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2018” are entitled to a Mr. Men Little Miss Walker’s Pack specifically designed for the event, which includes a drawstring bag, an event t-shirt, number bib, body sticker, finisher’s medal and other surprising gifts from other sponsored brands. Participants could also support us with the order of the Customised DIY Charity T-shirt, with their names being printed on it. With Mr. Men Little Miss being the event ambassador, NPCW2018 is teemed with various colourful and adorable characters. Photo booth has been set up at one of the check-points, YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel, for participants to take selfie with the famous characters such as Mr. Happy, Mr. Strong, etc., wishing everyone a healthy and joyful day!
Charity Sales and Workshops
Apart from the competition routes and leisure route, charity sales and workshops have been held during the day at Town Square, Citygate Outlets. Publics are being welcomed to join us with some shopping of Sanrio gifts and Mr. Men Little Miss balloons, as well as to work on Mr. Men Little Miss handwritten Fai Chun. What’s more, the Mr. Men Little Miss Photo Booth invites everyone to take an instant photo with Mr. Men Little Miss to end the fruitful day.
About NPCW 2018
Other attending guests included Mr. Peter Yeung, Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Award for Young People, Mr. Paxon Fung, Partner of Linkers CPA Limited, Mr. Mark Yeung, Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through the event, the organiser aims to promote healthy lifestyle and the backpacker culture. The fund will be used to support our current services, which include providing quality hostel services and carrying out youth development programs.
For more details of “Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2018”, please visit the official event website http://npcw.yha.org.hk.