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HSBC unveils world’s longest golf cart

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leon Lai joined HSBC and some of the biggest names in golf to showcase the world’s longest golf cart at the HSBC Champions Charity Golf Day in Hong Kong last week.

Picture shows Sandy Flockhart, HSBC Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer behind the wheel of the HSBC Champions BookMobile, the world's longest golf cart, containing books and educational materials for the children of Sichuan.

The HSBC Champions BookMobile, a specially-designed golf cart that functions as a mobile library, marks a partnership between HSBC and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help rebuild education facilities in Sichuan province in China, according to an HSBC press release.

The 6.68-metre long HSBC Champions BookMobile was presented by Sandy Flockhart, HSBC Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer, and Peter Wong, Executive Director, Hong Kong and Mainland China, at the Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course in the New Territories.

Mr Lai, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for 14 years, is an avid champion of children’s causes. Mr Lai said: “Life teaches you lessons. In the classroom you learn the skills that allow you to understand those lessons. We need to get all the children of Sichuan back in a classroom environment so they can start rebuilding their lives. HSBC has helped both directly and also indirectly by allowing us to use the platform provided by Asia’s number one golf tournament to remind everyone that the children affected by the earthquake still need your help.”

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