KFBG Autumn Festival 2018

17 Oct

KFBG Autumn Festival is Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden‘s yearly large-scale on-site event to celebrate and appreciate nature’s gifts and showcase ways of living in harmony with our environment.

The themes of this year’s Autumn Festival are connecting people with Nature, conservation, and low-carbon living. Apart from the usual plant and animal exhibits, various experiential activities will be set up to promote physical and mental wellness. Activities include: “Upside Down” Exploring the World of Bats Exhibition, Green Market, Experiential Activities, Through the Innocent Eyes Parent-child Photo Event, Art Workshops, Guided Tours, Animal Encounters and Story-telling Activity.

Come explore the wilderness and celebrate the autumn season through one of the many experiential activities at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden on the 3rd and 4th November 2018!

For more information please email edu_programme@kfbg.org

Date: 3-4 November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm (Last admission: 4:00pm)

Place: Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
For directions, please follow this link

About Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG): Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) spreads over 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, near the town of Tai Po.

KFBG has a deep-set valley between two ridges, with a stream running steeply down through the forest. On the slopes there are forest, theme gardens, vegetable terraces, 8km of walking trails, 9km of roads, and conservation and educational facilities.

The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives; and to provide leisure and educational experience for the public. The theme gardens were designed and planted from the 1960’s onwards, and through planting, natural process and protection from fire, what was once barren scrubland is now mature forest. Visitors are welcome.

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Race the Peak needs Volunteers

14 Oct


#RaceThePeak to support HandsOn on Sat Nov 10! Race the Peak is a family fun run that will raise funds for HandsOn Hong Kong to continue running as a community-focused charity that mobilises people to serve at no charge to HandsOn’s non-profit partners and volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to provide support during the race through marshaling, handing out water, medal distribution and managing the info desk and bag check area.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 7am – 12pm

Place: Hong Kong, Peak Galleria

Volunteer Limit: 65

To register and for more information, please follow this link

About HandsOn Hong Kong: Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Their vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, HandsOn Hong Kong organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join HandsOn Hong Kong in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community!

Michaelmas Fair 2018 & Xmas Cards

13 Oct

The Christmas Fair of the year is just around the corner. Michaelmas Fair at St. John’s Cathedral is a Hong Kong institution, with game stalls, marching bands, second-hand clothes, white elephant, charity stalls, and tons of Christmas gift ideas!

If it’s Christmas cards you are after, they have those too, or pop into the Cathedral’s Bookstore which stocks probably the largest collection of charity cards in Hong Kong.

Date: Saturday, 28 October 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road

Pink Disco – Bollywood Dance for Breast Cancer

10 Oct


Come join the PINK DISCO on Saturday 13th October to support the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong, a Bollywood dance workshop has been organized to raise awareness, funds, and contribute what we can towards the cure of this disease. Early detection saves lives, so let’s dance against breast cancer, together!

The dance class will be led by Hanisha Gianani and Yuvraj Parwal, and 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Organised by: Roshini Mehta and Bharisha Mirpuri

About the instructors:
Hanisha is a Bollywood dance choreographer, YouTuber and founder of Ek 2 Three – a dance company that creates fun, sparkling dances inspired by Bollywood cinema. Check out her YouTube channel here:www.youtube.com/c/hanishagianani

Yuvraj is a Bollywood dancer and choreographer who has worked and performed alongside several professional artists. In 2017, he won the Hong Kong spotlight edition of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.

About Breast Cancer Awareness month:
October is globally known as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, or the PINK month. It’s a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast health awareness, education and research against breast cancer. Although breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, 86% of breast cancer cases are curable if detected early enough.

Breast Cancer in Hong Kong:
* Breast cancer has become the most common cancer affecting women in HK since 1993
* Female breast cancer cases diagnosed in Hong Kong has tripled from 1152 in 1993 to 3900 in 2015
* On average, about 10 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day
* The median age of breast cancer patients was 56 in HK, compared with 62 in US, 60 in Australia
* Lifetime breast cancer risk for females is 1 in every 16. In 2015, 55% of women diagnosed with breast cancer were ages 40-59. The older the age, the greater the risk.
* Young people are not immune from the disease. The youngest case reported was below 20 years old
Source: The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

Date: Saturday 13 October 2018

Time: 5-7pm

Place: Steam Studio & Cafe, Sheung Wan

Price: $200 per person – 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the HK Breast Cancer Foundation
For more information and to buy tickets, please follow this link to Eventbrite

Dress code: PINK of course, and comfortable shoes/trainers are advised

Official hashtag: #pinkdisco2018

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation: The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) was set up on 8 March 2005, as a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through education, patient support and research & advocacy. The HKBCF is operated by Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation Limited.

Mission:
* Promote public awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast health
* Support breast cancer patients on their road to recovery
* Advocate better breast cancer care in Hong Kong

Oxfam’s Indonesia Tsunami Emergency Appeal

9 Oct

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Oxfam is providing humanitarian assistance in Indonesia, after the island of Sulawesi was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that prompted a massive tsunami that devastated villages and homes. More than 1,200 people have lost their lives so far and at least 2 million people may be affected.

Oxfam is working urgently with local partners in Indonesia and plan to reach 500,000 people with essential aid, including ready-to-eat meals, sanitation, water purification kits and emergency shelters.

You can support Oxfam‘s humanitarian response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia by donating today. Your support can help save lives.

To donate please follow this link to Oxfam Hong Kong’s website

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LumiVoce is looking for an Operations Manager (part time)

8 Oct

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? LumiVoce is seeking a proactive individual to contribute to its efforts on wildlife conservation and biodiversity. LumiVoce is looking for a Manager of Operations to assist the daily operations from finance, administration, and event coordination. Their team consists of hardworking and fun individuals who have come together to shed light on the plight of wildlife through music. As a charity, LumiVoce often find themselves with their hands full and therefore need someone to manage their day to day operations. If you are someone who can wear multiple hats at the same time, have some experience in operations, administration and event management, please get in touch with the LumiVoce team.

This is a part-time, flexible position, however, LumiVoce acknowledges that there will be a considerable investment in terms of time especially before and during an event. LumiVoce is therefore looking for someone who can be flexible with their time and is able to multitask.

For more information and a detailed job description, please click on the link: http://www.lumivoce.org/job

Please send your CV and Covering Letter explaining why you are interesting in joining LumiVoce to info@lumivoce.org.

About LumiVoce: Inspiring people to fall in love with wildlife through the beauty and power of music and stories to reduce demand. Turning today’s wildlife consumers into tomorrow’s wildlife protectors.

The Chinese character for listening includes ears, eyes and heart 聽.

Are we listening? Are we listening with our ears, eyes, heart, mind and soul?

Do we really know what a healthy forest truly sounds like?

I was moved to action when I heard that every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its tusk (ivory), that every 8 hours a rhino is brutally slaughtered for its horn, that we have lost 58% of the planet’s wildlife since the 1970s (WWF living planet report 2016), and, finally, that we are losing them at 1000 times the normal background rate.

“As a singer I want to lend my voice to the voiceless wildlife, to illuminate with sound, to combine my passions for music and wildlife to make a difference.
You may ask why music?

Because music is powerful and it touches the human heart. Why is it said that music is a universal language? Because it is the language of the heart, mind and soul. It vibrates within the core of our being. It transcends cultures, space and time. I grew up with music during China’s Cultural Revolution. My parents were exiled to the countryside to do hard labor.

“I hope my voice will inspire others to join in. One voice becomes thousands of voices, like a great symphony of love for the wild.”

Dr. Ying Ying Liu, Founder

Empowering Girl Scholars in Vietnam

6 Oct


To support the continued growth of Room to Read‘s Girls Education Program in Vietnam, Spiga is thrilled to host an inspiring evening of great friends, fantastic food, abundant high-quality libations and an exciting silent and live auction. This event will sell out fast so get your tickets now!

The price of the ticket includes champagne on arrival, a three-course sit-down dinner, fantastic wines personally chosen by Amy Powell and John Wood and a signed copy of John’s latest book, Purpose Incorporated: Turning Cause into Your Competitive Advantage, to thank you for your generous support of Room to Read’s work!

Room to Read is changing the future for millions of children across the developing world via the lifelong gift of education. But there is SO much more we need to do, and tonight’s event will underwrite at least 200 years of Girl Scholars in Vietnam. Thank you in advance for helping them to achieve their dreams.

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

Time: 6:30-9pm

Place: Spiga, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queens Road, Central

Price: $550 + handling charge
To get your ticket, follow this link to Eventbrite

About Room to Read: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

room to read 2To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.