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Wallem Colleagues Take Part in Charity Trek

10 November 2016
 |  Community

On Saturday 5th November, Wallem had three teams taking part in the Sailors’ Society Hong Kong Trek! ‘Wallem Striders’, ‘Wallem Warriors’ and ‘Coast Busters’ hiked 15km from Pak Kung Au in Lantau Island, across Sunset Peak (the 3rd highest peak in Hong Kong at 869 metres above sea level) finishing at Discovery Bay.

The Sailors’ Society helps seafarers and their families with welfare and practical support, visiting ships in ports and talking with seafarers away from home for extended periods of time. They facilitate contact with loved ones as well as making medical treatment accessible whenever and wherever required.

The charity is thus especially poignant to Wallem, and our teams committed to raising at least HKD$6000 each; a pledge all participants exceeded. As the setting, Lantau Island did not disappoint, living up to expectation as both a beautiful and challenging beast. Breath-taking views were commonplace on such a clear, sunny day and a true sense of achievement was felt by all on completion, especially for those who had never hiked before!

Though none of our teams set any records, the immense team spirit that is indicative of Wallem employees shone through, with every team crossing the finish line in high spirits. Well done to those who took part and helped out (both on the day and in the weeks and months beforehand), your company is proud of you!