HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/13 -- Goodman Group ("Goodman" or "Group"), the integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, today raised HK$360,000 at its second annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run held at its flagship property in Tsing Yi.
At the event, more than 200 runners raced to complete the 15-floor cargo ramp of Goodman Interlink, a landmark warehouse and distribution property in Hong Kong's strategically important Tsing Yi port district. Participants included Goodman's staff, customers, business partners and their families, as well as individuals who wanted to be part of the worthy cause.
Mr Philip Pearce, Goodman's Managing Director, Greater China, commented, "We are extremely proud to continue to host this event to support and raise funds for Benji's Centre, a charitable organisation very close to our hearts. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all participants, including our customers, business partners and staff, who made donations and took time out from their weekend to participate in this event.
"A special thanks to our sponsors for their generosity, which enabled us to write that big cheque to Benji Centre. We are also grateful to our customers at Goodman Interlink for supporting our event by closing their operations this morning to allow the ramp run to happen," Mr Philip Pearce added.
CB Richard Ellis Limited and Macquarie Capital (Hong Kong) Limited were the platinum sponsors for this charity event, while Knight Frank Petty Limited and Savills (Hong Kong) Limited were gold sponsors.
Founded in 2004, Benji's Centre aims to help children in need of professional speech therapy from low-income families, and enable them to integrate into the community. To date, over 1,300 children and families have benefited from the Centre's services.
Photo 1: Cheque donation ceremony
Photo 2: The fastest team - CB Richard Ellis
About Goodman Interlink
Goodman Interlink is the fourth largest warehouse and distribution property in Hong Kong with 2.4 million sq ft of lettable floor area. Located in the heart of Tsing Yi and immediately adjacent to Container Terminal 9 and Stonecutter's Bridge, Goodman Interlink is strategically close to Hong Kong's container ports, the International airport and major highways to mainland China. It is the only warehouse and distribution development in Hong Kong awarded a Gold Standard certification from the HK BEAM and a certification from LEED.
About Benji's Centre
Benji's Centre was founded in 2004. It is a charitable organization providing specialized professional speech therapy to children and teenagers with communication problems from low-income families in Hong Kong.
The Centre is providing over 260 children with intensive individual therapies and has helped more than 1,300 children since its establishment. 70% of the children in the Centre enjoy free remission and the remaining 30% pay a fee of half of private therapy charge.
For further information, please visit www.benjiscentre.org.hk
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