Compilation book launched featuring 100 inspiring stories

HONG KONG, 3 October 2016 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, is proud to have honoured seven unsung heroes and enterprises at the 4th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards presentation dinner last Friday (30 Sep). The occasion also marked the launch of One Love One Hundred Heroes, a compilation of stories and heroes acclaimed by the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards.

The 4th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards winners are:

  • Compassion Ambassador Award – So Kam
  • Community Contribution Award – Jacky Ko Chung-kit
  • Innovating for Good Award – Alan Lee Siu-lun
  • Cultural Preservation Award – Ike Park
  • Overcoming Personal Challenge Award – Mui Thomas
  • Lion Rock Entrepreneur Award – Chu Kong Plan
  • Corporate Citizen Award – Navigator Consultancy Limited
  • People’s Choice Award (by public voting) – Mui Thomas
At the 4th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards presentation ceremony are (front row from left) Mr Rog Thomas and Mrs Tina Thomas (parents of Mui Thomas, People’s Choice Award and Overcoming Personal Challenge Award winner), Mr Alan Lee Siu-lun (Innovating for Good Award winner), Ms So Kam (Compassion Ambassador Award winner), Guest of Honour Chief Executive the Hon. C Y Leung, Mr Raymond Ho (co-founder of Chu Kong Plan, Lion Rock Entrepreneur Award), Mr Thomas Lau, (founder of Navigator Consultancy, Corporate Citizen Award), Mr Jacky Ko Chung-kit (Community Contribution Award winner), Ms Choi Eun Young (mother of Ike Park, Cultural Preservation Award winner), (back row from left) Sino Group Executive Director Dr Daryl Ng Win-kong, SCMP Publishers CEO Robin Hu, Sir David Akers-Jones, Sino Group’s Group General Manager Nikki Ng Mien-hua, Armada Group Chairman Dr David Pang, Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang, Mr. James Blake, SCMP Editor-in-Chief Ms Tammy Tam, the Hon. Ronald Arculli and Hong Kong Council of Social Service CEO Mr Chua Hoi-wai.

“The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards began with a simple philosophy four years ago,” remarked SCMP Chief Executive Officer Mr Robin Hu at the ceremony. “While much of Hong Kong naturally gravitates towards economic success, there are many seemingly ordinary people in our midst whom, in their own quiet and resolute ways, doing extraordinary deeds that generate love, healing, and hope for our society. This Award was therefore conceived to recognize these unsung heroes, share the stories of their storied journeys as a source of inspiration, and celebrate the very unyielding spirit that made it all possible. To that end, we are delighted to report the Awards has unveiled some 170 inspiring stories over a four year period. We have compiled 100 of these remarkable tales into a book entitled One Love One Hundred Heroes. We hope as many people as we can reach out to are, motivated by the accounts they read so that more are inspired into doing good for our Hong Kong.”

Established in 2013 in conjunction with SCMP’s 110th anniversary celebration, the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards is an annual platform that galvanises a variety of community organisations for nominating ordinary yet exemplary citizens or enterprises. The Awards celebrates these unsung heroes for their admirable deeds in overcoming personal challenges, contributing to the community, acts of self-sacrifice, innovating for good, cultural preservation, good corporate citizenship and entrepreneurship. The SCMP has been sharing their stories with readers on our digital platforms and print edition.

On top of the 100 stories, One Love One Hundred Heroes features encouraging words of wisdom from exemplars of Hong Kong, including the Hon. Ronald Arculli, Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen, Ms Sarah Lee Wai-sze, Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang, Mr Rex Tso Sing-yu, the Hon. Anna Wu Hung-yuk and Dr Allan Zemen. Available in English and Chinese editions, the book is priced at HKD$120 and available for sale online via spiritofhk.scmp.com or through contacting us at shk@scmp.com. One Love One Hundred Heroes is funded by Sino Group with all revenue to be donated to Operation Santa Claus, a registered fund-raising charity established by the SCMP and Radio Television Hong Kong to provide funding to lesser-known charities.

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