Barefoot Fun For Good

As we are gradually getting used to the new normal in our lives, many places around the world are still adversely affected by the pandemic, conflicts and climate change. Would you like to join your friends and family, colleagues or children in a barefoot charity walk for a good cause, and spread love to the world?


Event Details

Barefoot Fun For Good by World Vision is an excellent opportunity for you to enjoy the scenic route along Clearwater Bay in Sai Kung with family and friends, and a unique way to raise funds for World Vision’s work in helping children and families in need in Somalia, by providing basic essentials to address their most pressing needs, and supporting them to work towards better lives over time.

Activities on the day are suitable for everyone. In addition to strolling along an open space in the golf club (the charity walk is about 4km, and participants may choose to go barefoot for a section), there are also a series of workshops and carnival fun for your and your friends and families to enjoy during the day.

A special “Little Corn Rescue” activity will take place along the walk for you to save our hungry friend – Little Corn. Complete all the missions set at different locations to rescue Little Corn, who is facing drought and hunger, and is malnourished and at risk like children and families in Somalia.

With your involvement, we are all joining hands to support Little Corn and people from Somalia, and helping to lift children and families out of chronic hunger. Let’s come together and make a difference!

Date: 18 February 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
Language: The event will be conducted in Cantonese

Minimum Fundraising Amount

  • Adults (Above 12): HK$300 / person
  • Children (12 and below): HK$200 / person

Transportation arrangement

  • The organiser will provide free shuttle service that run between Tsueng Kwan O MTR station and The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. Details will be announced in due course.
  • There is a limited number of parking space at the venue, and arrangement will be made on a first come, first served basis according the submission of minimum fund raising amount by the participant.

Souvenir and prizes

  • Every participant will receive an e-certificate of participation (please apply during enrolment) and a souvenir pack.
  • Every participant who is able to complete all the missions under the “Little Corn Rescue” activity, and show the stamps to staff at the event at the ending point, will be able to receive a special prize.
  • Under“Individual” and “Family” categories, there will be 3 prizes for entities with the “Most Funds Raised” and a prize for the one with the “Most No. of Sponsors Invited”. Under “Corporate / Group / Church” category, there will be 3 prizes for entities with the “Most Funds Raised” and a prize for the one with the “Most No. of Participants”. The cut-off date is on 30 January 2023.


Awards

Individual

Most Funds Raised Award

Champion
  1. A trophy
  2. HK$1000 dining coupons at ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL
  3. A STEAM educational toy by 4M Creative Educational Toys
  4. 2 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

1st runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 2 complimentary admission tickets to Ocean Park
  3. A Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking pole

2nd runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 3 sets of herbal tea coupons by Hung Fook Tong

Most Sponsors Invited Award

  1. A trophy
  2. A STEAM educational toy by 4M Creative Educational Toys
  3. 2 complimentary admission tickets to Noah's Ark
  4. 2 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

Family

Most Funds Raised Award

Champion
  1. A trophy
  2. HK$1000 dining coupons at ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL
  3. A STEAM educational toy by 4M Creative Educational Toys
  4. 2 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

1st runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 2 complimentary admission tickets to Ocean Park
  3. A Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking pole

2nd runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 3 sets of herbal tea coupons by Hung Fook Tong

Most Sponsors Invited Award

  1. A trophy
  2. A STEAM educational toy by 4M Creative Educational Toys
  3. 2 complimentary admission tickets to Noah's Ark
  4. 2 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

Corporate / Group / Church

Most Funds Raised Award

Champion
  1. A trophy
  2. HK$2,000 supermarket gift coupon sponsored by HK Young Talents Association
  3. 8 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

1st runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 10 complimentary admission tickets to Noah's Ark
  3. 2 Chamonix Alpine Equipment hiking poles

2nd runner up
  1. A trophy
  2. 6 complimentary admission tickets to Noah's Ark

Most Participants Award

  1. A trophy
  2. HKFYG Organic Farm tour package of half-day visit and workshop (16 visitors)



Enrolment deadline: 6 February 2023 (Monday)

Available on a first come, first served basis.


Somalia’s Children in Hunger Calling for Immediate Help

Located in the east of Africa, Somalia has been suffering from the lack of rainfall for a consecutive number of rainy seasons. In addition, the continued threat from drought and desert locusts is resulting in poor crop harvest, deaths of livestock, and over one million of poor people are forced to be displaced.


Because of drought and hunger, 8-month-old Jaafar and his mother left their home and the rest of the family, to a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in the south of Somalia.

There is a World Vision supported nutrition centre in the IDP camp, where health workers are checking the health condition of Jaafar and other children.

Jaafar has a Middle Upper Arm Circumference of 8cm, which is much lower than the healthy 12.5cm for a boy at his age. He is suffering from acute severe malnutrition. Health workers are giving him ready-to-use therapeutic food and he is now on a treatment plan.

Jaafar is one of the many children suffering in a camp for internally displaced people because of drought and hunger. The number of malnourished children is constantly increasing in these camps. In May 2022, 1,145 children were screened, in which 432 were affected by moderate to severe acute malnutrition. A month later, the number of children in the camp has risen to 2,000, and 737 of them were suffering from moderate to severe acute malnutrition. As the problem of food shortage is spiralling, more than 6.7 million people in Somalia are facing severe food crisis.

Join us at Barefoot Fun For Good today, and help protect hungry children and families in Somalia from hardship!



Use of Funds

Funds raised from this event is going to support the work of World Vision in reducing hunger and malnutrition, improving livelihoods and access to clean water for children and families in Somalia.

HK$300

Provide drought-tolerant seeds to a farmer

HK$720

Support 6 acutely malnourished or sick children in receiving mobile medical treatment

HK$1,200

Provide chickens together with initial feed and training to a family to support their livelihood






In association with

* The event is fully supported by the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, including sponsorship for the operation and programme costs.

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Sponsors



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