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8 December 2015

 

The Community Chest Wine for Millions Evening

Over HK$7 million raised for the good of Hong Kong

 

The Community Chest Wine for Millions on Friday 27 November at the Ballroom of the Government House was well-attended and over HK$7 million was brought in from the dinner and auction of fine wines.

In his speech, Organizing Committee Chairman Mr Paulo Pong thanked the Honourable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Mrs Regina Leung, President of The Community Chest of Hong Kong for their kind permission to use the venue; Event Committee Co-Chairmen and wine sponsors Mr Stanley Sun and Mr Lucian Yu; fellow Committee Members Mr Arnaldo Ho and Mr Patrick Kwok; other wine sponsors Altaya Group, Dr Daniel Chan, Mr Cheung Chung-kiu, Mr Adam Kwok, Dr Simon Kwok, BBS JP, Mr Kenneth Lau, MH, JP, Melco Group, Mr Louis Ng, Mr Henry Tang, GBM, GBS, JP, and Mr Simon To.  Mr Pong also expressed his appreciation to Sino Group for being the catering sponsor.

The evening was brought to a climax with an auction presided by well-known entertainer Mr Nat Chan.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, our Partner in charity, generously supports The Community Chest of Hong Kong in helping to subsidize our administrative costs, thereby enabling 100% of the donations to be allocated to over 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and communitydevelopment.

 

About The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organization neither funded, nor operated by the Government.  Each year, the Chest organizes fund-raising events to benefit over 150 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong.  The Chest’s administrative costs come from a subsidized grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments.  This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.

Photo captions:

Photo 1

(From left) Mr Arnaldo Ho, Event Committee Member, Mr Stanley Sun, Mr Paulo Pong, Event Committee Co-Chairmen, Mr Peter Wong, JP, Executive Committee Chairman of The Community Chest, The Honourable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest, Ms Rose Lee, JP, Campaign Committee Chairman of the Chest, Mr Lucian Yu, Event Committee Co-Chairman and Mr Patrick Kwok, Event Committee Member

Photo 2

The Honourable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (middle), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Paulo Pong (second right), Mr Stanley Sun (first left) and Mr Lucian Yu (first right), presented a souvenir to Mr Alexander Ng, Sino Group, event catering sponsor.

Photo 3

The Honourable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (middle), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Paulo Pong (second right), Mr Stanley Sun (first left) and Mr Lucian Yu (first right), presented a souvenir to Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, one of the wine sponsors. 

Photo 4

(From left) Mr Nat Chan, auctioneer of the evening; Mr Lawrence Yu, BBS, MBE, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of the Chest; Mrs Frances Yu, Ms Ceci Wong and The Honourable Abraham Lai-him Shek, GBS, JP

Photo 5

Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of the Chest (left), and Mr Alexander Ng

Photo 6

(From left) Dr Eleanor Kwok, BBS, Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman of the Chest and Mrs Sally Wong Leung, GBS, OBE, JP

Photo 7

(From left) Dr Dennis Sun, BBS, JP and Mr Lawrence Yu, BBS, MBE, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairmen of the Chest; and Mr Peter Wong, JP, Executive Committee Chairman of the Chest

Photo 8

(From left) Event Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Stanley Sun, Mr Paulo Pong, and Mr Lucian Yu

Photo 9

Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest (middle); Ms Rose Lee, JP, Campaign Committee Chairman (second left); Event Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Paulo Pong (right), Mr Stanley Sun (second right) and Mr Lucian Yu (left)

Photo 10

(From left) Mr Billy Kong, BBS, MH, JP, Chest’s Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Dr Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman and Mr Alexander K K Yeung

 

Photo 11

The Honourable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (middle) with Mrs Regina Leung, President of the Chest, and Mr Peter Wong, JP, Executive Committee Chairman

Photo 12

One of the auction items, a full set of the fine wines served on the evening. 

 

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