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6 May 2019
 
Wine for Millions at Xiqu Centre
Raises HK$7.4 Million For Local Needy
 
The Community Chest Wine for Millions was held on 23 March 2019 (Saturday) at Hong Kong’s new cultural landmark – Xiqu Centre of the West Kowloon Cultural District. The evening brought in HK$7.4 million to support social services provided by the Chest’s 163 member agencies.
 
Officiating the event was The Honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Campaign Committee Co-Chairman Mr Paulo Pong thanked the sponsors of the event, including wine sponsors, Château Lafite Rothschild and Altaya Group; venue sponsor West Kowloon Cultural District and catering sponsor Miramar Group. He also expressed his appreciation to Event Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Stanley Sun and Mr Lucian Yu for their support over the years.
 
To make it a special evening, guests were treated to a pre-dinner performance of Cantonese opera at the Tea House Theatre of Xiqu Centre. All guests enjoyed fine vintages, nicely paired with gourmet cuisine, all for a good cause. The Chest would also like to thank well-known entertainer Mr Natalis Chan for presiding over the auction to bring in more donations.
 
 
Photo Caption:
 

Photo 1:
(From left) Mr Lawrence Yu, Co-Chairman of Campaign Committee; Dr Dennis Sun, Chairman of The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Organising Committee; Mr Billy Kong and Ms Rose Lee, Deputy Chairmen of Executive Committee; Mr Charles Lee, President of The Community Chest; The Honourable Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Dr Simon Kwok, Chairman of Campaign Committee; Mr Paulo Pong, Mr Stanley Sun and Mr Lucian Yu, Co-Chairmen of Event Committee.
 

Photo 2:
The Honourable Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the HKSAR (second right), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen Mr Paulo Pong (second left), Mr Stanley Sun (first right) and Mr Lucian Yu (first left) presented souvenir to Mr Jean-Guillaume Pratsthe (center), the President and CEO of the group Domaines Barons de Rothschild, the event wine sponsor.
 
 

Photo 3:
The Honourable Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the HKSAR (second right), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen Mr Paulo Pong (second left), Mr Stanley Sun (first right) and Mr Lucian Yu (first left) presented souvenir to Mr Martin Lee (center), Chairman and CEO of Miramar Group, the event catering sponsor.
 

Photo 4:
The Honourable Matthew Cheung, Acting Chief Executive of the HKSAR (second right), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen Mr Paulo Pong (second left), Mr Stanley Sun (first right) and Mr Lucian Yu (first left) presented souvenir to Mr Henry Tang (center), Chairman of the Board of West Kowloon Cultral District Authority, the event venue sponsor.
 
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government. It celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 8 November 2018. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administration expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, 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. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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