1,000 Feet Down Iconic One Island East Registration Starts Today Gathers Three Well-known HK Athletes Raise Funds for Outward Bound Hong Kong
Swire Properties, in collaboration with Outward Bound Hong Kong, is delighted to announce that a second fundraising abseil will take place on 22 & 23 November 2019 at the iconic One Island East. Adventurers will abseil 1,000 feet to the ground from the top of One Island East with the purpose of raising funds for Outward Bound Hong Kong, while taking part in a nerve-wracking challenge. Funds raised from the event will help support young Hong Kong people who would otherwise not have the means or opportunity to access challenging and adventurous Outward Bound courses.
4 Highlights of the Adventure
- First HK Vertical 1000 successfully raised HK$1.7 Million
With support of Swire Properties, the Outward Bound Hong Kong organised the first HK Vertical 1000 at One Island East in 2017. 34 adventurers abseiled 1,000 feet to the ground from the top of the building, successfully raising HK$1.7million. Some of these adventurers were the senior executives from large corporations such as the Securities and Futures Commission, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, KPMG and Deloitte.
- 3 well-known athletes rallied for charity
Hong Kong long-distance runner Christy Yiu Kit-ching, defending bun scrambling competition champion Jason Kwok Ka-ming, and one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated climbers Yau Ka-chun will collaborate for the first time, abseiling down 1,000 feet to the ground level for charity.
- Taikoo Place Tenant Day on 11.22
Swire Properties always aims to strengthen connections between office executives by bringing art, music and entertainment into their work environment. On 22 November, Taikoo Place office tenants are welcome to join the adventure, and to bring along their colleagues to cheer them on throughout the day. The quota for Tenant Day is 12 abseilers.
- Raise Funds for Outward Bound Hong Kong to support the Hong Kong community
Outward Bound Hong Kong is a not-for-profit organisation with an ethos that shines through in its funded community courses. Each year, it works with more than 50 community groups, service organisations and special schools. As a result, the participants are more aware of their abilities and can make real changes in their lives. These programmes are all funded by grants, donations and bursaries.