Society for the Relief of Disabled Children Charity Bazaar

6 Jan

charity bazaar 2Do you miss the various charity bazaars dotting Hong Kong’s calendar before Christmas? Need to change your wardrobe, gifts for friends overseas? Then you should check out the Charity Bazaars benefiting the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children.

charity bazaarVolunteers from the Australian Association help to price, sort and check the items which are donated by companies. They help to setup the shop and manage the sales to customers. The Bazaar sells new clothing, household, toys, bags, stationery, toiletries, etc at very low prices. Just bring your own bag.

Date: 16-17 & 30-31 January 2013

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam

About the charity: 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

Their Vision and Mission:
The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children believes that every child has the right to live happy and fulfilling lives and The Society strives for a world in which disadvantaged children can grow fulfilled lives and contribute to society and realize their full potential.

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