Over 1,000 students, alumni, teachers, staff and friends of the University participated in the "Walking with Lingnanians" fundraising walkathon 2011 on 16 October. About $1.7 million was raised in support of the University’s whole-person development programmes. As the opening event of “Lingnan University Week 2011”, the walkathon this year took the route from Tsuen Wan Park to Sham Tseng along Castle Peak Road.
Officiating guests of the kick-off ceremony included Mrs Cherry Tse, Permanent Secretary for Education; Mr Bernard Chan, Chairman of the University Council; Ms Sophia Kao Ching-chi, Deputy Chairman of the University Council; Mr Ben Wong Chung-mat, Treasurer of the University Council; Mr Patrick Ma Ching-hang, Chairman of the University Institutional Advancement Committee and President Chan Yuk-Shee.
For details of the major sponsors, top fundraisers and the team with the largest number of participants, please go to: http://www.ln.edu.hk/news/20111016/walkathon2011.