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Walking to the moon:

Hays puts on its hiking boots in the name of charity
Updated: 01 Mar 2014

Hays is proud to be a sponsor of Hong Kong’s most exciting endurance competition, MoonTrekker 2011, to be held on Friday, 21 October. Now in its third year, the event will see several of Hays’ own people and clients join 900 other participants putting on their hiking boots and setting out on a hike in the name of charity.

The 40km and shorter 25km endurance hikes, departing at 9.00pm and 11.20pm respectively, will take participants through stunning scenic trails on Lantau Island, the sleepy Po Lam Zen Monastery in Tai Tong Tsai and eventually lead the hikers up Hong Kong’s second highest peak, rewarding them with Hong Kong’s famous and best drawn panoramas. The time to beat this year is the 2010 record of four hours and nine minutes for the 40km route – and all before sunrise.

Emma Charnock, Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong and China, says: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Moontrekker 2011 event and helping to raise money for this year’s chosen charity Room to Read, which aims to provide better access to quality education for children in developing countries.

“Education is the best possible gift you could give a child and to be able to be involved in helping a charity that is working to transform the lives of millions of children is humbling.

“We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously and are committed to finding opportunities such as this which is not only in line with our values and commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and work, but enables our people to get actively involved in the fundraising activities.

“This event is certainly a fitness challenge and we wish our participating employees and clients all the best on Friday and look forward to sharing their experience at the finish line.”

The event’s official website can be found at

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Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

As at 30 June 2011, Hays employed 7,620 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2011, Hays reported net fees of £672 million and operating profit of £114 million and placed around 60,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 190,000 people into temporary assignments. 31% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific.

Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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