Tie Ren (鐵人)
in Chinese has a number of meanings – railway man, steadfast, triathlon
athlete. Nuan Xin (暖心)
carries a connotation of warmth, comfort and caring. In addition, Tie Xin (鐵心)
in Chinese signifies one’s determination and resolve.
all of the above characteristics.
stands for Tie Ren Nuan Xin (TRNX), directly transliterated from
the Putonghua (鐵人暖心 ).
Adding in the ‘
a ’ and ‘ i ’ is to make the acronym sound like
‘ trains ’, a further acknowledgement of the railway origins, as the
founding members are all ex-staff members of the
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC). It was established and
got registered as a non-profitable charity organization in 2008.
Over the years, TRaiNX has
sponsored a number of projects both in Hong Kong and Mainland China,
closely adhering to its Mission. Some of the projects are on-going,
and even with years of commitment.
Through these years, membership of TRaiNX
has been extended to friends and relatives of our members, and the
railway origin is no longer prevailing.
It is just a charity foundation in Hong Kong.
Foundation has a simple structure with members and a Board of
Directors. There are nine elected Directors sitting on the Board, who
should be responsible for all decisions on activities of the
Foundation, including approval of membership, acceptance of
donations and approval of charitable projects.
The Foundation appreciates the
efforts of volunteers. They can be members or non-members, joining
hands with us in charitable projects, visiting our targets and
contributing to our meaningful cause on a self-financing basis.