1 Jun 2022

The WWF Hong Kong “Big Bird Race” - 1988

An annual fund-raising event, started in 1985 with four teams which rapidly expanded to around a dozen. 

“Bucks for Mai Po” was the mantra, and, with many participants from the business world, sums exceeding two million HK dollars were raised annually for Worldwide Fund For Nature’s work at Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve.

In those days it was a 24-hr event, - 18:00 to 18:00hrs - with the winners declared at the HK Jockey Club Beas River centre in the evening.

I had an Olympus XA 2 and B&W film.  B&W is sooo “20th Century” don’t you think ?

























It was fun, but, By Golly we were all tired by the finish.


 

10 comments:

  1. As the old song says, "Memories are made of this....."

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    1. It’s good to have a few pics from so long ago !

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  2. Wow, a real blast from the past! Is that you with the black t-shirt with 'police' written on it? Love the Ian Curtis haircut...

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    1. Not me, Stu, I was hiding behind the camera

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    1. Yes, Dave - from a birding and youth point of view...:-)

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  4. Wonderful stuff - thanks for posting

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  5. John Loved looking at the old photos. We left it up to Mike Turnbul to identify evrybody and he done a good job

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  6. Hi Graham, even I can’t recall the names of everyone....

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