NWS Volunteer Alliance 10th Anniversary Spreading the love and care around

NWS Volunteer Alliance 10th Anniversary Spreading the love and care around

(18 November 2011, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 659) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its corporate volunteer team, NWS Volunteer Alliance, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier. To share this joyous occasion with our volunteers, those who accumulated significant service hours in the past year were invited to join the NWS Volunteer Alliance 10th Anniversary Award Presentation Ceremony together with their family members. Representatives of Social Welfare Department and welfare agencies were also invited to share the Group’s delightful success.

Tsang Yam Pui, Executive Director and Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of NWS Holdings, expressed his appreciation for the volunteers’ wholehearted participation in volunteer services. “The 10th anniversary is a milestone which marks our excellent performance in volunteering in the past 10 years. It has also motivated us to continue to fully utilize the Group’s resources to serve the community, which will benefit the society as a whole,” he said at the ceremony.

To mark the 10th anniversary of NWS Volunteer Alliance, NWS Holdings Charities Foundation made a special donation of HK$100,000 in support the work of a charitable organization to be selected by the volunteers themselves. TWGHs Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre cum Hostel, a long-term partner of the Group, was eventually voted as the beneficiary. In addition, the matching donation under NWS Volunteer Alliance Award Programme by the Group’s Charities Foundation has also been doubled from HK$10 for each hour served by the volunteers to HK$20, which will in turn benefit more people in need.

Patrick Lam and Tommy Cheung, Executive Directors of NWS Holdings, and Dominic Lai, NonExecutive Director of NWS Holdings, presented “Top 10 Service Hour Awards”, “Best Improvement Award”, “Best New Volunteer Award”, “Passionate Award” and various 10th anniversary special awards to recognize the outstanding contribution made by the Group’s volunteers. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, one of the Group’s volunteers composed a theme song for the team and a Facebook Group was established to facilitate volunteers’ interactions.

Since its establishment in 2001, NWS Volunteer Alliance had nearly 2,000 registered volunteers and accumulated more than 80,000 service hours. The volunteer team has set up the haircutting team, clown team, balloons modeling team and Chinese dancing team to serve the community with different skills.

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This press release is also available on the Group’s website ( www.nws.com.hk).

NWS Holdings Limited

NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), embraces businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its Services division comprises Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (Hip Hing Construction and bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments (Newton Resources, Tricor, Haitong and securities investments).

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NWS Holdings Limited
Ellie Yung
Manager – Corporate Communication
Tel:(852) 2131 6253