On the evening of January 3, the Amity Foundation Hong Kong office, hosted a charity gala dinner and music evening at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. More than 170 guests, volunteers, dignitaries, long-time Amity supporters and Amity staff attended the festivities. With the help of many volunteers nearly HK$ 350,000 was raised to support the Amity Foundation’s work for people in need.
There was a full musical programme to entertain guests. Notably, the young volunteers opened with the song “Somewhere over the rainbow,” embodying the hope of marginalized children for a better life. The piano recital by Ms. Wonnie Wong were applauded by the audience. This was followed by performances of the rock bands “The Brafe” and the “K-Faktor”. The golden oldies they played really captured the mood of the evening, which had nostalgia as a theme. During the dinner volunteers were performing music, selling raffle tickets, organizing a lucky draw and a silent auction.
Volunteers selling raffle tickets to support Amity's projects
The Chairman Mr. K.Y. Hung of Ten Pao Group Holdings Limited, the full sponsor of the evening graced the occasion with his presence. He received a plague with a “circular poem” (迴文诗) written specially for the occasion to thank the company for its generosity. The evening ended on a high note with a lucky draw and all guests went away with two boxes of cookies donated by the volunteer Ms. S.W. Ko.
Joyful music was playing throughout the evening. Mr Hung (right) receiving a souvenir plague from the Executive Director Anthony Tong for his generous support.
Amity Foundation Hong Kong, has been supporting its Nanjing Headquarters in a wide range of philanthropic work, including organizing and promoting people to people exchange between Mainland China and Hong Kong and empowering marginalized and disadvantaged children and university students.