HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 24 March 2022 – Hang Lung Properties Limited (stock code: 00101) (“the Company” or “Hang Lung”), has announced a new disbursement of funds from the “Hang Lung COVID-19 Relief Fund 2.0 for a partnership with the Playright Children’s Play Association (Playright) to donate 1,500 playpacks to child patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in hospitals. Additionally, the company runs two-month interactive online gaming sessions with Playright for 2,000 underprivileged children to relieve anxiety and fear by paying attention to physical and mental well-being.
Mr. Weber Lo, Managing Director of Hang Lung Properties, said: “The suspension of classes and the social distancing measures in place have deprived children of much needed and essential interactive learning, social activities and play time. , especially COVID-confirmed children. We sincerely hope that the “Hang Lung COVID-19 Relief Fund 2.0” will provide emotional support to these affected children, while alleviating the stress faced by their parents or caregivers.
Each game pack consists of items such as toys, 3D puzzles, game worksheets, drawing sets, etc., which are suitable for children of all ages, and they will be given to patient children in quarantine for COVID-19 treatment at North Lantau Hospital. Hong Kong Infection Control Center, the HA Community Treatment Center at AsiaWorld-Expo, as well as pediatric and adolescent wards under the hospital authority. Additionally, mindful of the emotional well-being and mental health of homebound children, Hang Lung has organized more than 60 “Let’s Stay Home Play Together” sessions alongside Playright for 2,000 underprivileged children. With this two-month program, recipients will be able to play and interact online with professional gaming workers, which in turn will promote positive emotions. Meanwhile, with the welfare of staff’s children as a priority, Hang Lung is planning an online activity called “Fun Games At Home”, in conjunction with social enterprise PlayScope, a subsidiary of Playright, with the aim of providing support for his personal conscientious work.
Ms Pony Kong, Director of Play of Playright Hospital, said: “Play is a key element for children to grow and learn. It helps to calm children down and it is a process that can be entirely directed and controlled by them. We are grateful for the generous support of Hang Lung so that hospitalized children can play with the playpacks and thus reduce their feeling of desolation during treatment in isolation; and through the sharing of creative play ideas online, underprivileged children and even their caregivers will also have the opportunity to set aside their worries and relax, thereby promoting physical and mental health.”
In February 2022, Hang Lung announced a donation of HK$10 million to endow the “Hang Lung COVID-19 Relief Fund 2.0” to fully support pandemic countermeasures in Hong Kong. The first two stages of the measures saw the setting aside of HK$6 million to fund the operation of “mobile cabin hospitals” and the provision of more than 8,000 kits of health protection items and daily necessities to front-line workers in community services related to pandemic relief, low-income families with children and single seniors. The company has also donated more than 30,000 sets of rapid antigen test kits to Hong Kong Children’s Hospital to support children being treated there and their carers.
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Hang Lung Properties Limited (stock code: 00101) creates compelling spaces that enrich lives. Based in Hong Kong, Hang Lung Properties develops and manages a diversified portfolio of world-class properties in Hong Kong and the nine mainland cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan and Hangzhou. With its luxury positioning under the “66” brand, the company’s continental portfolio has established its leadership position as the “Pulse of the City”. Hang Lung Properties is recognized for leading the way in enhanced sustainability initiatives in real estate as it pursues sustainable growth by connecting customers and communities.
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