Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that, as a corporate partner of the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF), it is supporting an upcoming UNICEF field trip to the Loa PDR which aims to examine issues relating to child schooling, medical treatment and welfare.
The announcement was made at a ceremony attended by Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF Mrs Anson Chan, JP, renowned celebrity Carol Cheng, Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF Dr Robert Fung, Cathay Pacific General Manager Corporate Communication Alan Wong, as well as some other special guests. Cathay Pacific will help to cover part of the transportation costs of the field trip, which will take place 25-30 August 2003.
Cathay Pacific General Manager Corporate Communication Alan Wong said: “Cathay Pacific has sponsored travel for a lot of UNICEF missions in the past years. As a corporate partner of UNICEF, we are very pleased to support their worthwhile work. We are proud to be able to once more offer our assistance to UNICEF for this field trip.”
Cathay Pacific has supported UNICEF since 1991, when the airline launched the “Change For Good” programme, in which passengers donate left over foreign currency to help underprivileged children in more than 160 developing countries around the world. Last year alone, the airline has raised over HK$7.5 million for UNICEF.
In 1996, both organisations have also signed the Corporate Partnership in order to promote the well-being of children worldwide.