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Cathay Pacific launches HK$1 million Tsunami disaster relief account and matches all staff donations

Travel News Asia 30 December 2004

Cathay Pacific Airways has contributed HK$1 million to a bank account set up specifically for the Cathay Pacific Southeast Asia Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, the airline will match all donations made by its staff in Hong Kong and overseas during the first month of the funds operation.

The fund was set up immediately in the aftermath of the tsunami tragedy of 26 December and already the airlines staff have been contributing to help those in need. In just two days staff based at Cathay City, the airlines headquarters in Hong Kong, donated more than HK$335,000.

Collections are being made in the airlines offices in Hong Kong and around the world. All money collected will go directly to the Hong Kong Red Cross to help with that organisations relief efforts in the affected countries.

Cathay Pacific is also making contributions to the relief effort in other ways, including providing complementary transportation for the shipment of aid donated by the company and various charities. The airlines Inflight Services Department has donated blankets while its Corporate Medical Department has teamed together with the companys healthcare provider, Quality HealthCare Medical Services, to donate medical essentials.

The airline also encourages its passengers to contribute to the relief effort by donating to the UNICEF Change for Good fundraising programme. Between now and the end of March, all donations collected through Change For Good will go to help those affected by the disaster.

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