On 12 September 2015, our 12 amazing KPMG teams consist of 48 staff and partners participated in the 50km walkathon, organised by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA). All of our teams have completed the walk within 10-18 hours on one of the most important sections of the Great Wall (Juyongguan section) in Beijing. Among 50 of the top teams, 6 of them were KPMG teams!
Since the launch of this initiative until the completion of the walkathon, we have received kind donations from across the firm, and we’re genuinely inspired by our people, including the teams of athletes, volunteers, and donors. Our 12 KPMG walkathon teams have raised a total of RMB 471,706.51 in supporting the following initiatives:
1) Purchased winter clothes, quilts, laundry powder, toothbrushes, etcand made 2001 winter gift packs benefiting 2001 children in Guizhou province;
2) Equipped a primary school in Weining County, Guizhou province a kitchen, so that hot food can be served to the needy children in that region.
Out of a total of 600 participating teams, there are 30 top donation teams, and seven of them were KPMG team. CFPA has awarded our seven teams the title ‘Honour Teams’. Another eight of our teams were awarded the title ‘Super Walkers’ by CFPA. Each of these teams have raised more than RMB 20,000 and completed the 50 km walkathon at a respectable time.
We’re deeply touched by the team spirit of the athletes and their ‘never give up’ attitude is truly admirable, we cannot be prouder of their efforts. This walkathon not only demonstrates the importance of team work, but also perseverance, collaboration and being supportive to each other, because we’re in it together!
We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to every single individual who have supported this initiative, and we definitely hope to see more of you joining this meaningful event next year!