ACCA launches Community Day 2020 – Hong Kong’s first-ever virtual rickshaw race

AR (Augmented Reality) technology enabled excitement amid pandemic while helping needy in local community

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong is excited to announce the launch of its Community Day 2020 – an online rickshaw race starting today. With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) camera, the virtual rickshaw race will allow users to experience the excitement and fun amid this difficult time, and with a charitable cause to help the needy in the local community. The AR Game will resemble the physical activity that we have been hosting on Chater Road in Central, and with the flexibility to extend the duration of the event – from a one-day physical event to a month-long online campaign on Facebook and Instagram.

Since 1997, ACCA has been organising this flagship event annually to help the needy in local community. Over the past 22 years, through the exciting rickshaw competition participated by accountancy firms, multinational companies, corporations and institutions, ACCA Hong Kong raised a total of over HK$20 million which helped foster cohesion between financial industries and the local community, and realised many meaningful projects of charitable organisations. 

This year’s donations will go to AnAn International Education Foundation Hong Kong; Changing Young Lives Foundation; and
Hong Kong Society for the Blind.

Ernest Wong, Chairman of ACCA Hong Kong said, ‘The ACCA Community Day has been our annual signature event for over two decades already. The great donations and fun we had throughout the years has allowed us to build strong connections with the local community as a profession. Despite the Covid-19 situation, it is important to carry on this tradition, as the meaning of this event goes beyond numbers. It has become a tradition well-loved by the general public and business community alike. It is also ACCA’s strong commitment to bringing love and care to our society, as we have been growing along with Hong Kong for seven decades.’

Wong added, ‘The year 2020 is a challenging year for all of us globally, facing disruptive changes in life and at work. We are excited to host this year’s event in a brand-new format under the new normal.  Thanks to the AR technology, we are proud to unite with our members in this charitable initiative, experience fun together while sharing support to needy local community.’

ACCA Community Day virtual rickshaw race AR game can be accessed through ACCA Hong Kong Facebook and Instagram starting today. We are excited to introduce our Corporate Challenge – offering a chance for organisations to connect with their employees for team-building and fun, and with charitable causes. The company with the most donation will be awarded the Top Donation Award, while the company/ institute with the highest accumulated score of the AR game will be awarded the Top Participating Company/ Institute Award.

We are pleased to have participation from the following organisations:

·       Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Hong Kong) Ltd.

·       CW CPA

·       Chinese University of Hong Kong

·       Deloitte China

·       EY

·       KPMG

·       Medialink Entertainment Limited

·       Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited

·       PolyU Hong Kong Community College

·       PwC

·       The Open University of Hong Kong

·       The Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors

·       Ultra Active Technology Limited

We are tremendously thankful for the generosity and unfailing support of our Corporate Sponsors: 

·       Chiu & Partners solicitors

·       FANCL

·       Glory Sun Financial Group Limited/ Glory Sun Land Group Limited

·       Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited

·       Tencent Charity Foundation

·       Ultra Active Technology Limited

For further details of the event, please visit: www.accaglobal.com/hk/en/cam/hk70/community-day-2020

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For more information, please contact

Jacqueline Lam

+852 2973 1106

jacqueline.lam@accaglobal.com

Winnie Pang

+852 2973 1112

winnie.pang@accaglobal.com

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About ACCA

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 227,000 members and 544,000 future members based in 176 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation.

Through our world leading ACCA Qualification, we offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. And using our respected research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing us for tomorrow.

ACCA now has 27,000 members and 154,000 future members in China, with 11 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Qingdao, Wuhan, Changsha, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of ACCA Hong Kong. ACCA will continue its commitment in enabling ACCA members to deliver their best, and developing the accounting profession the world needs.

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