Society for the Relief of Disabled Children Charity Bazaar

31 Aug

This is not the annual Sandy Bay Charity Fair that’s not till 3 November, but a much smaller event. The Ad-hoc Charity Bazaar is run by the Australian Association volunteers who help to price, sort and check the items which are donated by companies benefiting The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. The Bazaar sells new clothing, household, toys, bags, stationery, toiletries, etc at very low prices.

If you are hunting for early Christmas presents, this might just be the place for it and at the same time support a very worthwhile local cause, The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. Just bring your own bag.

Date: 26 & 27 September

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, No. 12, Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam

About The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children: The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to disabled children in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training center for surgeons and health workers from around the world.

The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfill the mission of the Society.

Currently, the Society is supporting the following programmes:
– providing disabled children with medical care in a loving environment in DKCH at Sandy Bay
– offering specialist medical, orthopaedic and rehabilitation services
– supporting clinical research in facilities built by the Society in DKCH
– allowing ventilation dependent children to lead better lives and to have normal schooling at JF Kennedy Centre at Sandy Bay
– supporting the Kids on the Block (KOB) Puppetry programme

For more information about The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, please visit their website.

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