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Jockey Club donates medical masks and launches special fund to support community

In view of the health risk associated with COVID-19 and the global shortage of medical masks, the Club has been working to source and purchase masks for the protection of its employees and their families, as well as the community.

In addition to providing medical masks for its employees and their families, the Club also donated 680,000 masks to the community, including:

•80,000 KF-94 masks to the Hospital Authority,
•250,000 children’s medical masks to children from underprivileged families, children with special education needs and children from ethnic minorities families, and
•350,000 adult’s medical masks to frontline staff and carers in outreach services, especially those working for small and non-subvented NGOs, and Residential Child Care Services; and vulnerable groups, including residents in sub-divided flats, underprivileged people from ethnic minorities, youth in Residential Child Care Services, singleton and doubleton elderly families, patients with severe illness and mentally challenged persons, financially deprived families, and street sleepers.

Furthermore, the Club’s Charities Trust has set up a special HK$50 million “COVID-19 Emergency Fund” to provide emergency grants to NGOs to provide resources and necessary support to local communities. The Trust also offered immediate funding of HK$23 million to NGOs to provide “Care Packs” to homebound elderly and the disabled.  The Care Packs contain essentials such as non-perishable food, and personal hygiene and household cleansing products.