Archive | October, 2018

Jazz for Mental Health

29 Oct

Support the destigmatisation of mental health and celebrate the winners of the Mind HK Media Awards 2018.

Mind HK and KELY Support Group invite you to join Jazz for Mental Health for a night of fabulous food, jazz music by the amazing Janaia Farrell, inspirational speakers, and an opportunity to make a difference to mental health in Hong Kong. This is a formal event where people passionate about breaking the stigma around mental health join together for one evening. They will be announcing the winners of the Mind HK Media Awards 2018 and celebrating the journalists who have challeneged perceptions of mental health.

The charity dinner will be held on Thursday, 15 November at The Repulse Bay. The event includes drinks on the Front Lawn, open bar, a gourmet dinner, and live jazz entertainment. Speakers will talk on Coolmind’s youth mental health work, Mind HK’s upcoming projects, and their own lived experiences. The event will be hosted by CNN International Correspondent Anna Coren.

This night is an opportunity for you to be a partner in showing that mental health matters in Hong Kong. Join Mind HK in supporting mental health in our city.

*All ticket proceeds go to Coolminds, Mind HK and KELY Support Group‘s youth mental health initiative.

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time: 6:30 – 11:30pm

Place: The Repulse Bay

Price:
Individual Ticket: HKD 1500
Table (Max 12 people): HKD 35000
– To purchase a table or enquire about corporate sponsorship, please email media@mind.org.hk

Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

To buy tickets please follow this link to Pelago

About Mind HK: Mind HK provides online support and interventions, based on global best practice, to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Through public campaigns and events, Mind HK will improve awareness and understanding around mental health, which in turn will influence decision makers to establish a comprehensive mental health policy in Hong Kong.

Mind HK’s training and international speakers will help you to understand mental health and learn how you can help others.

Mind HK’s research will highlight how Mind Hong Kong and others can work to best help Hong Kong’s population.

At least one in seven people in Hong Kong will experience a mental health problem. Mind HK believes that no-one should have to face this alone.

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Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong’s Trees Of Hope 2018 Charity Sales Counter

26 Oct


With the continuous support and sponsorship from The Peninsula Hong Kong, Trees of Hope, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong‘s annual Christmas fundraising event will be held from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2018. People who purchase ornaments at Make-A-Wish Hong Kong counter can make a wish by hanging it on the Christmas tree as a blessing to children with critical illnesses.

Your contribution, effort and kindness will help make more wishes come true. Please join Make-A-Wish Hong Kong this Christmas to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions! Your support is essential to their success. Program details are as below:

Volunteer :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm (3 sessions per day)
1st session: (AM) 09:45am – 01:30pm
2nd session: (PM) 01:15pm – 05:00pm
3rd session: (Evening) 04:45pm – 08:15pm

Target: Age 16-75,fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin or English

Duties:
.Assist in charity sales
.Stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible

Enrollment: Please click here to apply and fill the online application form.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

Remarks:
★ Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian
★ Individual volunteer need to participate in at least 2 sessions
★ Max. number of volunteers for each session: 2

Part-Time Staff :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm
Quota: max. 1/each day
Salary: HK$45/hour
Duties:
.Manage daily operation of the counter and stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible
.Volunteer management
.Applicants who speak fluent Cantonese and English are welcomed
.Applicants with relevant sales experience are welcomed

Enrollment: Please click here to fill in the online application form

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

About Make-A-Wish Hong Kong : Make-A-Wish Hong Kong was founded in 1989. They registered as a charity in Hong Kong in 1998 (registration number: 91/5366) and now, at their 20th anniversary, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has granted nearly 2,000 wishes to children with critical illness aged between 3 and 17, in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Headquartered in the United States, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting organization and have 41 affiliates serving over 50 countries and territories. Collectively they have realized 450,000 children’s wishes worldwide since 1980.

Run in the Dark Hong Kong

23 Oct


Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.

Join Hong Kong to Run in the Dark on 14th November 2018 and support ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime.

Your $225 will play a big part in helping the Mark Pollock Trust to reach its $4,700,000 fundraising aim.

Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.

There are a limited number of places available so make sure to sign up early so you don’t miss out!

Hong Kong Route: The Hong Kong Run In The Dark will be on Hong Kong Island’s most famous running routes the Bowen Road.

The 4km or 8km route will be a 4km end to end run of flat country like road with stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline up close and elevated. The direction is 4km from Magazine Gap Road end through to Stubbs Road and back for those running 8km. Running this course at night will only make for a more spectacular run as the route is lit up by the Hong Kong skyline.

Getting there: Green minibus 9 for the Magazine Gap Road end; buses 6, 15, 66, 76, 19, 41A or 63 — or green minibus 5, 2 or 24M — for the Stubbs Road end; or walk up Wan Chai Gap Road.

Whether you are completing the 4km run or 8km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that organisers can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before you go running!

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2019

Time: 8-9:30pm

Price: $225/person. To register please follow this link
Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

FAQ:
In return for your donation, you will receive a run entry and a flashing Run in the Dark arm cuff.

Refreshments will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.

Chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.

It is important that you arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time (8pm) so that you can receive your flashing arm cuff.

A group photo will be taken with all participants in advance of the run.

For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact info@runinthedark.org

About Mark Pollock Trust: At the Mark Pollock Trust they believe they can cure paralysis in our lifetime. To do it, the Mark Pollock Trust is exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide, catalysing collaborations that have never been done before and unlocking $1 billion to make the cure a reality.

When I broke my back in 2010, I discovered that spinal cord injury strikes at the very heart of what it means to be human. It turned me from my upright, running, jumping form into a seated compromise of myself. And, it’s not just the lack of feeling and movement, it also interferes with the body’s internal systems that are designed to keep us alive.”

As I lay in hospital for 16 months, digesting the impact of my accident, I was physically and mentally broken. And, in the midst of the uncertainty, my friends formed the Mark Pollock Trust to support me. They began fundraising to pay for the initial costs of my injury and guard against the ongoing health consequences in the future.”

Now, with the help of so many people around the world, I have established a new life living with blindness and paralysis. And, I have turned my attention to curing paralysis by donating my paralysed body to experimental research and connecting people worldwide to fast-track the cure.”

I know that I have not been able to thank everyone who has supported me in person – some I know personally and many more I don’t – but I am eternally grateful to everyone who stepped in to support me in the days after my accident and to all of you who continue to do so.”

– Mark Pollock

Orbis Moonwalkers 2018

21 Oct

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Since it first began saving sight in the early 1980s, Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital has pioneered quite a few historic moments – as has Hong Kong itself. And what better way to celebrate their shared ‘Golden Age’ than by travelling back in time and walking the 20km from Shatin Sports Ground to Tai Po Tai Mei Tuk during Moonwalkers 2018!

How fun is Moonwalkers? Last year, nearly 5,000 sight-savers donned black and white striped costumes in order to help conquer darkness as they walked! All donations are raised is now enabling Orbis’ sight-saving volunteers to benefit the needlessly blind by sharing the skills with local medical professionals across the developing world!

What’s new this year? Good old fashioned and newly trendy nostalgia! So read on…

VINTAGE SHOOTING SCENES

© Orbis Hong Kong

Local store? Hopscotch? Red buckets? Journey to the past as you view scenes and play games from your childhood’s ‘Good Old Days’ while you walk. Don’t forget to fully charge your phone so you can capture those memorable moments at each checkpoint!

BLINDFOLD EXPERIENCES

© Orbis Hong Kong

Discover the difficulties facing the visually impaired in Orbis’ unforgettable blindfold challenges!

NEON LIGHT PAINTINGS

© Orbis Hong Kong

Neon signs have long been a Hong Kong trademark. At Moonwalkers 2018, you won’t even have to go downtown to be bathed in such illuminations’ garish glow!

Date: Overnight from 9pm Saturday November 10, 2018 to 7am Sunday morning

Time: approximately 6 hours

Place: Shatin Sports Ground -> Tai Po Tai Mei Tuk 20km on pavement

Shuttle bus service: 1am – 7am on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from Tai Po to Shatin town centre

Minimum Sponsorship:
Individual – $780
Team of > 6 members – $780/member
Corporate > 10 members – $850/member

Deadline for enrollment: 5pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

To enroll, please follow this link

To find out more, please email info.hk@orbis.org or call 2595 0263

About Orbis: Orbis is the result of a unique and lasting alliance forged between the medical and aviation industries. In the 1970s, leaders of these two industries came together to create the plan that led to the foundation of Orbis. Orbis knew that the high costs of tuition, international travel and accommodations prevented most doctors and nurses in low-income countries from participating in overseas training programs. Even when they could afford to study abroad, their opportunity for direct clinical experience was limited because strict licensing laws often prevented them from performing surgery.

The solution was a mobile teaching hospital. With a fully equipped hospital on board an airplane, doctors trained in the latest ophthalmic techniques, including pediatric ophthalmology, could bring their surgical knowledge and skills to doctors in low-income countries through hands-on training and lectures. A grant from USAID and funds from private donors enabled Orbis to successfully convert a DC-8 plane into a fully functional teaching eye hospital. As replacement parts for the original DC-8 plane became more difficult and expensive to obtain, it became clear that a newer, larger aircraft was needed. In 1992, after a major fundraising appeal, Orbis purchased a wide-body DC-10 to replace the DC-8. Within two years, Orbis had converted the plane into an eye surgery hospital. Orbis’ inaugural mission was to Beijing, China.

As Orbis grew over the years, Orbis added hospital-based training programs and fellowships to their portfolio to provide additional skills-building opportunities for eye care professionals. In 1999, to build the capacity of local partners, Orbis created long-term country programs in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India and Vietnam – similar programs are also underway in parts of the Latin America and the Caribbean. Orbis’ permanent offices in these countries, run by local staff, develop and implement an array of multi-year projects to improve the quality and accessibility of eye care to residents, particularly in rural areas and impoverished urban communities. Many of these programs focus on the treatment and prevention of childhood blindness, cataract, trachoma and corneal disease.

Sandy Bay Charity Fair at DKCH 2018

20 Oct

Since 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Charity Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Held at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary and well attended by the public. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

This year’s fair will take place on 3 November with the usual booths, game stalls and Christmas goodies and charity Christmas cards.

Date: Saturday, 3 November 2019

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, Sandy Bay, Pokfulam

About 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.

Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
* Equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
* The Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
* Fellowship Program
* Implant Sponsorship
* China Patient Project
* Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU

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.

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!