On the morning of December 9, about 900 employees from Nam Kwong Group and Companhia de Electricidade de Macau and their family members participated in the 35th Walk for Millions sponsored by the Charity Fund from the Readers of Macao Daily News.
The sudden cold weather in these days could not stop the enthusiasm of the participants for supporting charity activities. At 10 o'clock in the morning, Fu Jianguo, Chairman of Board of Nam Kwong Group, Chief Executive Chui Sai On of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Vice Chairman Ho Hau Wah of the CPPCC National Committee, Deputy Director Zhang Rongshun of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Commissioner Shen Beili of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Vice Chairman Chui Sai Cheong of the Legislative Assembly, and other guests presented the ribbon-cutting ceremony, leading more than 50,000 people from all over Macao to start the charity event. Fu Jianguo, Chairman of Board and President of the Chinese Enterprises Association, Duan Hongyi, Executive Director & President, Li Zhizhong, Executive Director & Vice-President of Nam Kwong Group and Deputy General Manager and Chairman of the Chinese Enterprises Association, Peng Jinhong, Executive Director & General Accountant, Wang Tongyan, Executive Director & Vice-President, Chen Zhiying, Executive Director & Vice-President, General Counsel Zhao Yufu, and Assistant General Manager Song Xiaodong led the representatives of the Chinese Enterprises Association members, the employees of the Group and their family members to make great strides full of beans. In this cold winter day, the red ocean formed by the crowd expressed youthful enthusiasm and showed the charm of Nam Kwong to the fullest. Those from Companhia de Electricidade de Macau also closely followed. This year's Walk for Millions put forward the concept of environmental protection, minimized the use of plastic bottles, and encouraged participants to prepare their own water bottles, with multiple water machines set up at the event site to provide drinking water. It was hoped that everyone would contribute to environmental protection.
Along the walk, various schools and associations put on wonderful performances. Drunken dragons danced, gongs and drums were played, and colorful flags were flying. Olympic gold medalists Li Xiaopeng and Ding Ning cheered for the walking team. The team of the Group had a strong lineup. The employees walked past the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, the Macau Tower and the Nam Van Lake, all the way to the A-Ma Temple, holding the national flag, the regional flag and the company flags. The team of more than 1,000 people stretched 200 meters long. The flags of the companies were flying. Vibrantly striding forward, everyone showed the good spirit of central enterprises in Macao. All the employees felt the joyfulness and friendliness of the small town while walking, and completed the whole charity walk in the atmosphere of love and joy. The entire walk lasted for two hours.
This year, Nam Kwong Group and its employees continued to support the fundraising activity of the Charity Fund from the Readers of Macao Daily News. A total of MOP406,800 was donated, of which the employees donated MOP106,800 and the Group donated MOP300,000, fully demonstrating the good corporate spirit of the philanthropic-minded Nam Kwong people who are rooted in Macao, enthusiastic about public welfare, and helpful to each other.
The "Walk for Millions" sponsored by the Charity Fund from the Readers of Macao Daily News has been held for 35 editions and has become an annual charity event for the entire society of Macao. The Charity Fund, adhering to the spirit of "one for all, all for one", has made extensive contributions to charitable causes, emergency relief, student aid, poverty aid, care for the disadvantaged groups and other social services.