30 October, 2014
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[Video snapshots of the event]

More than 1,000 students, alumni, teachers, staff and friends of Lingnan University participated in the fifth “Walking with Lingnanians” fundraising walkathon on 19 October. Over HK$3.68 million was raised in support of the University’s whole-person development programmes, which surpassed the amount raised in every walkathon over the past years.

This year, the walkathon started from Tai Po Waterfront Park and proceeded to Hong Kong Science Park along the promenade. Council Chairman Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan and President Leonard K Cheng officiated the kick-off ceremony.

Mr Chan said he was delighted to participate in the last Fundraising Walkathon before he stepped down as Lingnan’s Council Chairman, and looked forward to participating in this meaningful event as a Lingnanian in the future. “We have achieved a major breakthrough this year with the highest amount of donation over the past years”, said Mr Chan. He also thanked all the supporting organisations for not only providing financial support to the University, but also participating in the fundraising walkathon to experience the dynamism and high spirits of its students.

President Leonard K Cheng said that this large-scale outdoor fundraising activity did not only raise fund for the University’s development, but also provided a precious opportunity for the public to know more about its liberal arts education. He also thanked all the participants, sponsors and supporting organisations for contributing to the success of the event.

Awards were presented to top individual and team fundraisers as well as the team with the largest number of participants:

Highest amount of donation: Individual

Champion: Prof Albert Ip
First Runner-up: Mr Andrew Yao, JP
Second Runner-up: Dr Chan Yau-hing, GBS, JP

Highest amount of donation: Team

Champion: Department of Management, Lingnan University
First Runner-up: Lingnan Dr Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School
Second Runner-up: Lingnan Secondary School

Largest number of participants: Team

Champion: Lingnan Secondary School
First Runner-up: Lingnan Dr Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School
Second Runner-up: Student Services Centre, Lingnan University