Hong Kong - Manulife set a new record in this year’s “Walk For Millions” (the Walk) charity drive in aid of the Hong Kong Community Chest’s various welfare agencies when more than 3,000 participants turned out to support it.
This brought the number of staff and agents who have joined the Walk over the last 17 years to more than 15,000 — and between them they have raised in excess of HK$10 million for the Chest.
Led by Michael Huddart, Manulife’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, and other members of the company’s senior-management team, the enthusiastic walkers — all wearing smart Manulife wind-breakers — completed the 10-km journey from the Hong Kong Stadium to the Aberdeen Country Park Visitors’ Centre within a few hours on the cool, sunny day.
“It was a wonderful turn-out and re-affirmed our long-standing support for this very worthwhile cause, which is exactly the kind of Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that Manulife prides itself on being involved with,” remarked Huddart.
Manulife is committed to putting something back into the community it serves. To this end, it is resolutely pro-active in sponsorship initiatives and other charitable endeavours, giving the bulk of its help to those least able to help themselves — the young, the elderly, the sick and the disadvantaged.
This sense of Corporate Social Responsibility runs deep, being evident not only at the company level but also expressing itself through the thousands of hours of voluntary work put in by individual staff and agents.
More than 3,000 Manulife staff and agents took part in this year’s “Walk For Millions”.
|Manulife’s green-cube mascot featuring its four brand attributes — Strong, Reliable, Trustworthy and Forward-thinking — was a star guest.|
|Drummers and cheer-leaders urging on the Manulife walkers.|
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Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group operating in 21 countries and territories worldwide. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$492billion (HK$3,685 billion) as at September 30, 2011. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.