It’s been the third year Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall (Hall 9) takes part in Sedan Chair Race, a charity run that supports less-known charitable organizations with very limited resources to do fundraising themselves. This year, the race was held on Saturday morning, 30th of October.
The Hall 9 team was ready from early in the morning with a lot of excitement. We took the bus together to Matilda Hospital at the Peak where the race was held. Besides the runners, Dr. Yulin FANG (Residence Master, Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall) and his family, residence tutors and our lovely cheering team also went along to support the event. The weather was a perfect combination of cool wind and warm sunshine after a few days of heavy rain.
It has been a tradition for every runner to dress up and decorate their sedan chair in different themes. This year, our hall decided to adopt Miyazaki’s Japanese characters from Studio Ghibli: Chihiro, Haku and No-Face from Spirited Away, Totoro and Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service whereas our sedan chair was decorated as CatBus by the Hall 9 decoration team.
Mickey Jane SALIM (Year 3, Marketing Information Management), one of our runners from Hall 9, said it was her second year joining the race. “I really enjoy Sedan Chair Race. Besides having the purpose of this run for charity, everyone here looks so happy and dresses up in really creative costumes. It feels like a Halloween celebration! Moreover, it gives me a great chance to know my hallmates better because we definitely need teamwork and good coordination to carry the sedan chair.”
As soon as the race began, everyone stood by the racing path to cheer for the runners. The most exciting part was the moment when our hall won the 1st runner-up in the Andy Naylor Encouragement & Recognition of Team Effort awards. We are so proud of everyone’s involvement in this event including those who donated their money. You guys make this event unforgettable! We also want to thank our special donor, Hong Kong PHAB Association, a charity group which devoted to promote social integration and welfare services for both people with and without disabilities.
Writer: Charlotte WEN & Mickey Jane SALIM (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)
Images: Charlotte WEN & Mickey Jane SALIM (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)
應湘堂跑手之一的Mickey Jane SALIM（工商管理系三年級）說這已經是她第二年參加這個比賽了。「我真的非常喜歡抬轎比賽，不僅是因為它是以慈善爲目的，而且每個參賽者都打扮得創意十足，看上去十分享受比賽，就像一個萬聖節狂歡會！這也給了我一個絕佳的機會去更好地了解我的宿舍夥伴們，因為我們需要團隊合作和極佳的配合來抬着轎子賽跑。」
比賽一宣布開始，所有人便站在賽道旁為參賽者加油助威。最激動人心的部分莫過於我們舍堂在Andy Naylor 團隊協作獎項中獲得了第二名。我們為每個參與到這次活動中的人感到驕傲，包括那些捐贈了錢的同學們，是你們的努力付出使得這次活動無比難忘！我們也想對一直以來不斷促進社會殘障人士和非殘障人士互助融合的香港傷健協會表示感謝，為他們對社會福利服務發展作出的貢獻，更為他們對我們的贊助支持。
文: 文雅及Mickey Jane SALIM (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)
圖: 文雅及Mickey Jane SALIM (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)