Blog Tag: Action

Walk for Nature is now open for enrollment

Posted by Peter MUIR

WWFlogoThis year, WWF-Hong Kong’s annual fundraising and outreach event “Walk for Nature” will be held at the Mai Po Nature Reserve on 8 and 9 November. The theme for the 2014 walk is “Preserving Mai Po: Hong Kong ecological asset”. Join the walk, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Mai Po and play interactive games to learn more about the importance of safeguarding our natural environment – all while helping to support the conservation work of WWF!  Click here for more details.

The Blue Devils Run

Posted by Peter MUIR

An avid runner, 15-year-old Eliza Antonowich of the US state of Georgia decided to create an athletic event that also aimed to increased community spirit and funds for her schools track and field team.  She initiated the Blue Devils Run, a 5km race that not only provides participants with physical fitness activities but also volunteer opportunities.  Proceeds from the annual race benefits her teammates who are unable to afford the participation fees, uniforms, and running shoes.  A CAS/Community Engagement project example in all strands – Creativity, Action and Service.

Tree planing in DB Sunday May 18

Posted by Peter MUIR

Everyone in the family, from the oldest to the youngest is invited to get involve din tree planting in DB this Sunday – from 10 am onwards.

What to bring – Good footwear, long pants (not absolutely necessary but they help to protect the legs). A selection of indigenous tree seedlings, gloves, tools for digging, planting and watering will be provided on site.

For directions to the site, click on this document  Tree Planting Location – 18th May

For more information please log onto

Hit the road and make a difference!

Posted by Peter MUIR

Here is a message from DB based organisation Life Cycle, whose aim is to help everyday people break the chains of poverty and slavery about an upcoming event.  You need to be over 16 to join, and will need to get your parents to sign a waiver.   AN easy step to getting involved in a good cause!

Let’s hit the road and make a difference!
You may know that over the past few months a team of us have been setting up a charitable initiative called Life Cycle.  Life Cycle’s mission is “to help everyday people break the chains of poverty and slavery”.  Life Cycle also has a loose association with cycling and we are ready to hit the road and get things started…
Would you consider joining us for the CYCLE FOR LIFE in the new territories on Saturday the 1st of March?
CYCLE FOR LIFE is a one day 40k scenic cycle ride that will take you through previously restricted areas of Hong Kong’s beautiful rural landscape. As you pass through the open countryside, quaint cultural villages, down back alleys, alongside the boarder of China, you’ll also feel the satisfaction of riding for a special purpose.
Yes, have a heap of fun AND make a difference…
Life Cycle supports four very smart initiatives in Cambodia, three are strongly ‘preventative’ and one is strongly ‘restorative’ (ie restores life to people who have faced the evil face of slavery and other abuses). By simply joining in the fun, you’ll also be supporting people from these four inspiring initiatives. These initiatives are dramatically changing lives for people and effectively turn the ‘poverty cycle’ upside down into a ‘life cycle’.If you’d like to make a difference and create life long memories, here are the details;

When; 10;00am, Saturday the 1st of March,
Where; Meet at the Bobby London Inn, Tai Po (cnr Kwong Fuk Rd and Tung Cheung St). The ride will take you round the scenic areas of the New Territories and bring you back at around 4pm.
ENTRY BY DONATION – 100% of money raised will be forwarded on. (see below for info on the NGOs)

BRING; Bike (if you can), helmet, drink, lunch, or, some money for lunch at a local eatery,

Difficulty getting a bike there?  No problem, bikes can be hired at the meeting area for $90 (if it’s difficult to get yours there.)
Could you please RSVP A.S.A.P (email as we are limiting the experience to the first 40 people.

Here’s who you’ll be helping…

1. Who Will Village – An alternative to orphanages, a school and village set up on 2ha dedicated to the care of disadvantaged and orphaned children and poor Cambodian communities.

2. The Cambodia Charitable Trust – Breaking the poverty cycle and transforming lives by working with local schools and communities to identify what their priorities are.

3. Sala Bai Hotel and Restaurant School – Lowering the risk of trafficking for young disadvantaged Cambodians by providing free training for in hospitality

4. Hagar International – Restoring wholeness to the lives of women and children that have been torn apart by human rights


S2S 12HR Relay Event

Posted by Peter MUIR

S2Srelay logoThe S2S Relay (sunrise to sunset) aims to create a fun fitness challenge for all ages while raising money for a charity that is being supported by senior students at DC. The charity we are supporting this year is the Chungking Mansion Refugee Service Centre.

Held 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday, March 1st, the S2S will teams challenge themselves in a 12-hour charity relay to promote a healthy, active lifestyle to the community. The relay is open to children and adults alike, and is an un-timed, friendly relay-styled race where participants set their own pace and compete only against their personal goals.  The key goal being for you team to complete as many laps of the 1.35km course around Siena Park, Discovery Bay.

Here is an opportunity for you to challenge yourself to do as many laps as you can around Siena Park with your team. There is no requirement on how quickly you complete laps, whether it be running, walking, or strolling, so feel no pressure whatsoever!  So get a team together and sign up today!

Team Fear

Posted by Peter MUIR

The Team FEAR Junior Challenge in Discovery Bay, is a race is designed for youngsters from 8 to 18. Held on Sunday Nov 24th, this is the 12th time the vent has been held.  It captures the spirit of adventure racing with elements across diverse challenges such as Trail running, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Rock Scrambling. The race raises money for Youth Outreach, a local children’s charity.

Contestants come from all over Hong Kong and the popularity of the event is such that each year it heavily over subscribed. Last year we had over 550 contestants; it is the biggest race of its kind in Asia.  More information is available on the website

The safety and success of the race relies on all the volunteer and helpers, so here is your chance to get involved!

The main duties on the day of the race are marshaling and helping to clear up the course afterwards.  Help is also needed the Saturday before the race (Nov 23rd) to clear bushes and undergrowth on the course,  pumping up, checking and repairing inflatable kayaks, constructing a beach assault course, various course marking, and helping register and load bikes on trucks.  As the race takes place in the hills around D.B. there may be a bit of hiking and hard work involved (although nothing too onerous).

If you are interest in getting involved, contact Race Organising Committee member Ben Loran on 6687 1861.

CAN Airmazing Race – looking for volunteers

Posted by Peter MUIR

CAN logoThe Clean AIr Network will be holding their annual Amazing Race this coming July.  

The Airmazing Race 3 is a fun, experiential, challenge-based competition that aims to engage teenagers in Hong Kong’s air quality issue in order to empower them to drive change. Participants have to study air pollution facts beforehand and apply their knowledge to tasks throughout The Race in order to win.

Get involved!

I will if you will – Tree Planting Challenge

Posted by Peter MUIR

Tree planting

Prince & Princess of the Hills – trail running for kids!

Posted by Peter MUIR

The Lantau Buffalos are organising the third and final race of the series on Sunday 10 March at 9am. Kids aged 5-15 will start at Seabee steps (opposite Seabee Lane south playground), hike up to the Trig Point and then run down to the Lookout Point, and do one loop around the Lookout Point area. This is the third and final race in the Lantau Base Camp trail running series that aim to get you out in the hills and enjoy nature! For more information please go to

Discovery College Swimathon

Posted by Peter MUIR

Swimathon@DC is the first charity swimathon event that will take place at Discovery College, open to all students above Y5 who is capable of swimming more than 200m. Unlike the conventional speed competitions, this event focuses on physical endurance and that the participants will attempt to swim as many laps as they can within 30-minute time frame. All funds collected from the application fees will be directed to Mother’s Choice, a non-governmental organization that assists young children that need permanent homes as well as underprivileged pregnant mothers. This event is open to individual participants and teams with maximum of four members.  The application form can be found below.

For any queries, please contact

Swimathon Application Form