Swire Group and Cathay Pacific Donate HK$5 million to UNICEF

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The Swire Group Charitable Trust and the Cathay Pacific Group last week presented a combined donation of HK$5 million to support UNICEF relief efforts in Qinghai, the western China province left devastated after an earthquake on 14 April.

The donation includes around HK$1 million given by local and overseas staff working in Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and other Cathay Pacific subsidiaries, including Cathay Pacific Catering Services, Cathay Holidays, Hong Kong Airport Services and Vogue Laundry. Every dollar raised through staff donations has been matched by the Cathay Pacific Group.

The funds presented to UNICEF also include around HK$1.5 million from the Change for Good inflight fundraising programme, with donations collected from passengers on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights between 23 April and 7 May. These inflight donations have been matched by The Swire Group Charitable Trust.

Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Affairs Quince Chong, who presented the cheque to representatives from the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, said, Thanks to the generous support of our passengers and staff, we are pleased to be able to support UNICEFs important work to provide relief to those living in earthquake-affected areas. We sincerely hope that those affected by the disaster, particularly the young and vulnerable, will be able to resume a normal life as quickly as possible.

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