HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Goodman Group ("Goodman" or "Group"), the integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 'Goodman Interlink Magic Mile' for the third consecutive year at its flagship property in Tsing Yi on Sunday, 16 March 2014.
Corporate teams, family teams and individual participants will race to complete the 15-floor cargo ramp of Goodman Interlink, a landmark warehouse and distribution development in Tsing Yi, which is a key port district in Hong Kong. The total amount raised will be donated to Benji's Centre, which provides professional speech therapy services to children and teenagers from low-income families in Hong Kong.
Prizes will be given to the fastest corporate team, fastest family team and fastest male and female individuals. In addition, participants can take part in fancy dress and have the chance to win prizes for the best dressed team and best dressed individual. There will also be charity stalls, light refreshments and children's activities.
Philip Pearce, Managing Director Greater China for Goodman, said, "We are very proud to be hosting this event for the third time in support of Benji's Centre, an organisation which we are very passionate about. We have raised a combined HK$750,000 in the previous two events, and have set a target of HK$500,000 for this year.
"In addition to the existing categories, we are opening up the event to families to give parents the opportunity to have a fun-filled day with their kids while raising money for the children that Benji's Centre supports."
Macquarie, HSBC and ING Bank are platinum sponsors whilst Knight Frank, CBRE, Standard Chartered Bank and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank are gold sponsors of the event.
Mr. Pearce added, "We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for their generosity towards this worthy cause. With their support, we are confident that we will be able to reach our fundraising target, which we believe will be of huge assistance to Benji's Centre in the valuable work they do."
Details on the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run can be found at http://cn.goodman.com/en/sustainability/interlink-magic-mile. Each Event Partner, family team and individual participant are asked to donate HK$10,000, HKD$1,000 and HKD$500, respectively, to participate in the event.
Founded in 2004, Benji's Centre aims to help children and teenagers in need of professional speech therapy from low-income families, and enable them to integrate into the community. To date, over 1,700 children and families have benefited from the Centre's services.
About Goodman Group
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited, Goodman Industrial Trust and Goodman Logistics (HK) Limited, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally.
Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, while seeking to deliver long-term returns for investors.
For more information please visit www.goodman.com
About The Goodman Foundation
The Goodman Foundation supports the needs of the under privileged in our community as well as providing support to our communities in times of need. Its focus is on social change and improving the standard of living or the health of our community by providing practical assistance by way of capital expenditure for equipment, funding of projects, warehousing or office space or the expertise of our people. Goodman employees are engaged in providing their time to volunteering projects or fund-raising for a cause.
The Goodman Foundation has supported the Hong Kong team in funding the establishment of a Kid's Learning Corner, the addition of full and part time speech therapists and speech therapy lessons for the many children who are supported by Benji's Centre.
About Benji's Centre
Benji's Centre was founded in 2004. It is the first and only charitable organisation providing specialized one-to-one professional speech therapy to children and teenagers from low-income families. Currently there are over 350 children receiving service and have helped over 1,700 children since its establishment. 70% of them enjoy free remission, whilst the remainder pay the fee equal to half of the private therapy charge. Currently over 200 children remain on the waitlist.
For further information, please visit www.benjiscentre.org.hk