YWCA teamed up with Elite Athletes to promote solidarity in the community
“Together We Care 2022”, organised by Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, was successfully held last Sunday. A group of Hong Kong athletes and more than 1,400 volunteers visited 2,800 households and promoted mutual help within the community.
YWCA recruited over 600 volunteers to participate in this year’s event. Together in the team included former squash player Chiu Wing Yin, badminton player Tse Ying Suet, wushu athlete Mok Uen Ying Juanita, former tennis player Zhang Ling etc. They visited underprivileged elderly and families living in 12 districts, including North District, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Tuen Mun etc. and gave out gift packs to the needy. Apart from food items like rice, biscuits, canned food, there were also masks and hand sanitisers, in the hope of helping the families to reduce expenses for epidemic preventive measures. The athletes and students from PLK Riverain Primary School left messages on the cards and sent their blessings to the households.