In this issue : JULY 2017

In the community

The Goodman Foundation continues to improve the quality of life, standard of living and health of people across the communities where Goodman operates.

Australias Biggest Morning Tea

Partnering with our neighbours to raise funds for Cancer Council in Australia.

Goodman’s head office in Australia joined forces with stockbroking firm Shaw and Partners, to host an inaugural “Community Biggest Morning Tea” for all tennants of 60 Castlereagh St in Sydney. The morning tea held in May, was themed as a “celebration of survival” to raise awareness of the support services available to cancer survivors and their families.

Cancer survivor Gillian Marks, a Goodman employee and member of the organising committee, is five years cancer free and puts her survival down to a number of things, including feeling supported by her community, her employer and Cancer Council.

“It was with the help of Cancer Council through its counselling service, the support of Goodman and a neighbourhood walking group that I found the strength I needed to get through my cancer journey,” Gillian said.

The morning was an outstanding success raising more than A$55,000 for Cancer Council including staff donations and funding from Shaw and Partners and Goodman Foundations.

MAGIC MILE

For six years, Goodman has hosted the Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run, raising funds for various charities in Hong Kong. This year’s event held in March, saw the Goodman Foundation and major sponsors raise over HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong, the first food bank in Hong Kong dedicated to redistributing surplus food to people in need.

The event saw over 400 participants alongside cheering spectators, race up and down the 15-floor one mile truck ramp of Goodman Interlink, a landmark warehouse and distribution property located in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong.

Mr. Kristoffer Harvey, Goodman’s Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, said, “We are proud to have raised over HK$1 million for Feeding Hong Kong and are delighted it will provide 200,000 meals to underprivileged families in Hong Kong.”

The high profile event has raised approximately HK$5 million for charities across Hong Kong, including Feeding Hong Kong, and has attracted more than 1,500 participants over the past six years.

“We are very grateful to Goodman and its sponsors for their generosity and effort in organizing this impressive event that will go a long way in helping our cause. The substantial donation will provide extra meals to families in need and help support our food bank operations to deliver food to local charities and schools.”

GABRIELLE KIRSTEIN,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FEEDING HONG KONG
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