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World Vision Charity Walk with Love 1 Feb

9 Jan


Deprived of food, out of school, child marriage, these are the adversities that many children in Afghanistan face. As we embrace a new year of hope, let’s spend a morning with our friends and colleagues, walk together and raise funds to help children and families in Afghanistan in need.

Funds raised from Charity Walk with Love will support World Vision to provide livelihood assistance, child protection and healthcare in Afghanistan, with the aim to assist children and families who have lost their livelihoods and homes due to adverse environmental conditions. Your generosity will help rebuild their lives, restore their health and rekindle hope.

HK$1,000 can subsidise pharmaceutical supplies to Mobile Health Teams
HK$500 can support a facilitator a month’s salary, to provide assistance for caregivers of children
HK$200 can provide vegetable seeds and farming tools for a household

Remarks:
This is a charity walk event, which is not recommended for people with mobility disabilities.
– Participants aged below 18 must obtain consent from a parent/guardian to participate in the event. Children aged 12 or below must be accompanied by an adult.
– Each participant will be awarded a certificate at the venue after the event.
– For individuals and families, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers; for organisations and groups, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers and the organisation/group with the highest number of participants. Registered companies, institutions, schools and churches are classified as ‘organisations and groups’, and the rest are classified as ‘individuals and families’. The cut-off date for all awards is 13 January 2020.
– The Organisers will make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. If the event is eventually cancelled due to bad weather or safety concerns, participants are encouraged to continue their support for World Vision‘s development projects in Afghanistan. If participants would like to request for a refund of their donations, please send an email to hotline@worldvision.org.hk or contact World Vision’s Donor Services Team on 2394 2394.

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020

Time: 10am-1pm

Place: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Price: Minimum Fundraising Amount
Adults (Above 12): $300 / person
Children (Under 12): $200 / person

To register, please follow this link

Enrolment Deadline: 13 January 2020 (Monday)

Participants are advised to use the free shuttle bus service between The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club and Tseung Kwan O MTR station. Limited parking space at the venue will be allocated according to the submission time of the minimum fundraising amount.

About World Vision: World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

HKDR Pulse 2 Fun Dog Walk – 1 Dec

11 Nov

The Sponsored Walk is Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s major fundraising event of the year, and combines the fun of a great day out with the very important need to raise money for HKDR and the 600 dogs in their care. This year, HKDR is moving from the Peak to the South starting with an enjoyable walk from Repulse Bay to Deep Water Bay, and continues with lots of fun including swimming, yoga and shopping with your dogs at the pulse!

Promise To Love Forever” is the theme of the year’s T-shirts. By wearing this T-shirt you show the love you have for your furry kids – which means the promise of a loving forever home and lots of happy moments together!

Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019

Time: 11am – 4pm

Place: the pulse, Repulse Bay

Price: Join HKDR’s Annual Sponsored Walk on 1st December – “Pulse 2 Fun 2019”! T-shirts are available now at $250 each.

***** Sale of T-shirt/Ticket is now available at the following retail points:
T-shirt門票現已可在以下零售地點購買:

🔸Dogotel & Spa – Boutique (Mong Kok 旺角)
Location 地址:
G/F, 122B Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
九龍旺角亞皆老街122B地下,
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

🔸HKDR Tai Po Homing Centre 救狗之家大埔領養中心
Location 地址:
6 Shek Lin Road, Tai Po
新界大埔石蓮路6號
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

🔸HKDR Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre 救狗之家鴨脷洲領養中心
Location 地址:
5 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau
香港鴨脷洲惠風街5號
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

🔸Whiskers N Paws
Location 地址:
10/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
香港鴨脷洲利榮街2號新海怡廣場10樓
Business hours 營業時間:
星期一至五10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday;
星期六及日10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

🔸Dogotel & Spa – Boutique (Happy Valley 跑馬地)
Location 地址:
G/F, 21 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
香港跑馬地奕蔭街21號地下
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

🔹Order online網上購買Pulse 2 Fun 2019 T-shirt: http://www.hongkongdogrescue.com/p2f2019/buy-ticket-online/

About Hong Kong Dog Rescue: HKDR was founded in 2003 for the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres, where thousands of dogs and puppies are destroyed every year. They are homeless and unwanted, and have just four days to live unless they are chosen for rehoming.

Although almost all HKDR dogs and puppies are still rescued from AFCD, these days many of our dogs are also ex-breeding dogs, those that are no longer useful for the purpose of producing puppies for the pet trade. These dogs are inevitably in poor health and condition due to their previous hard lives, and they need extensive veterinary treatment.

Only a small percentage of these dogs and puppies are lucky enough to be rescued by HKDR, after which the larger ones will be taken care of at our main Tai Po Homing Centre, while smaller dogs awaiting re-homing will stay at the Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. Puppies usually live at the HKDR base on Lamma Island or stay in foster homes, and they are taken to Whiskers N Paws at Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm where potential adopters can meet them and hopefully take them home.

As much as possible, puppies and smaller dogs are placed in temporary foster care where they can live in a home environment before being permanently adopted. HKDR’s foster network plays a vital role in helping dogs overcome the trauma of being abandoned or their previous unhappy circumstances, such as those that are rescued from breeding farms.

Alongside the rescue and re-homing efforts, education is also an important part of HKDR’s mission, and as part of that, the Education & Training Centre was opened on July 2013, directly opposite their Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. This small venue is used for a variety of workshops and classes, all of which are designed to help improve dog-human understanding and so reduce the number of pets being abandoned. Whiskers N Paws also hosts the HKDR ‘Positive Partners’ Training Courses, which are designed to promote responsible pet ownership as well as reward-based training methods.

GoEco go on eco ethical volunteer projects

3 Nov

GoEco is a leading eco-tourism company with a varied selection of affordable, ethical volunteer projects abroad. Their team is made up of experienced and passionate specialists who are eager to give you the voluntourism vacation of a lifetime!

GoEco acts as a gateway to over 150 extraordinary community, wildlife and environmental initiatives all over the world thanks to their great partnerships. GoEco providers are well-diversified, ranging from local community groups to renowned global organizations. All of GoEco‘s projects are carefully vetted to ensure every volunteer experience meets their standards and yours.

GoEco makes it their mission to help you make the most of your time abroad and that is why they start by getting to know you and your interests! GoEco provides you with all of the necessary information to help you make informed decisions about the project, the country and the time of year you want to go.

GoEco‘s goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

On top of the life-changing experiences you will undeniably have while vоluntееrіng abroad, you will also witness the most incredible sense of growth in yourself as a person all while ѕhаrіng ѕkіllѕ, extending your own abilities, рrоmоtіng іntеrnаtіоnаl understanding and building lifelong friendships. If you are the “sporty” type, sроrtѕ рrоgrаmѕ аrе an awesome way to stay fit and active all while giving back. You could play an active role through coaching soccer, bаѕkеtbаll, volleyball, tennis, wаtеr ѕроrtѕ аnd a host of other games, all while helping to engage children and adults for low socio-economic backgrounds, keeping them inspired and off the streets. Sроrtѕ bring people tоgеthеr and hеlр іn building ѕtrоng соmmunіtіеѕ, аѕ wеll as fostering healthy, hарру іndіvіduаlѕ асrоѕѕ bоrdеrѕ.

Vоluntееrіng аbrоаd undеrtаkеѕ services lосаllу, nаtіоnаllу and internationally to bring аbоut роѕіtіvе сhаngе іn роlісіеѕ аnd рrасtісеѕ. Sоmе vоluntееrіng рrоjесtѕ campaign for glоbаl juѕtісе tо raise аwаrеnеѕѕ оf іmроrtаnt dеvеlорmеnt issues.

Regardless of where your interests or passions lie – there are volunteering opportunities and structured ways to give back for every person, from every walk of life. Click here to see what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

Last Call: Volunteer for Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race – 6 Dec

26 Oct


Calling all Room to Read past, current, and future volunteers. Room to Read needs your help!

Please join Room to Read as a volunteer for their 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race on Friday, December 6, 2019. This year Room to Read will be inviting 50-80 corporate individuals and teams to run the 13km trail that starts at Pokfulam Stables and ends at Bowen Road Park. Room to Read is seeking 60 volunteers.

Duties include, but not limited to: registration, course marshal, first-aid, and check out.

Check out how much fun at the race Room to Read had last year here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAnqNODq0Xs

Please email Jackie Yang at Jacqueline.yang@roomtoread.org if you’re interested.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
MANDATORY COURSE WALK: Either Saturday, November 2 OR Saturday, November 9.

Time: 12 – 5pm

Place: Pokfulam Stables to Bowen Road Park

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter is made up of passionate individuals driven by the belief that World Change starts with Educated Children.

Hong Kong 24 Hour Race 2019

8 Oct


The 24 Hour Race is back in Hong Kong!

There is no better place to be this fall. Join in for hot music, mouth-watering food, games and entertainment, all the while taking part in fighting human trafficking.

On November 30, 2019, hundreds of high school students around Hong Kong gather for 24 hours on a mission to end slavery.

All you have to do is get a team of 8 together to run for 24 hours.

Worried about being hungry during the race? This year 25 Hour Race has teamed up with Antonin Catering to provide you all with a wide range of selections for lunch and dinner! You can select meals as “add ons” to your early bird ticket.

Get your tickets now!

Date: Saturday, 30 November – Sunday, 1 December 2019

Place: Lugard Road, The Peak

Price: $320 per person

For more information about food, to register etc. please follow this link to EventBrite

About 24 Hour Race: The 24 Hour Race is a global, student-led abolitionist movement.

24 Hour Race run 24 hours once a year to advocate for the millions of men, women and children locked in the chains of slavery today.

24 Hour Race raises millions of dollars to spearhead the fight against slavery, working with The Exodus Road, creating advocacy campaigns and spreading the 24 Hour Race movement globally.

24 Hour Race will not stop until every person is freed from slavery.

If you’d like to learn more about their abolitionist movement, impact strategy or anything else, reach out to 24 Hour Race at hello@24hourrace.org

One Hike for OneSky 2019 – 10 Nov

6 Oct


1 billion of those children – almost half the children on earth, live in poverty.
250 million under five years old are developmentally delayed.
121 million receive no education. None.

Since 2011, the OneSky Charity Hike has raised over HK$8 million through generous individuals and corporate sponsors, and the number of hikers is growing every year!

This year, OneSky hopes to raise funds to support orphaned, abandoned, and left-behind children in China, Vietnam and for the first time this year, here in Hong Kong, with the opening of the P.C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development. OneSky hopes you’ll join them and help make 2019 their most successful year to date and help children who vitally need their support.

Join One Hike for OneSky and help change lives!

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Place: Trail 1 Starting point: Gilwell Campsite, Fei Ngo Shan Road; Trail 2 Starting point: Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail, MacLehose Trail, Tai Po Road; Trail 3 Starting point: End of Ma On Shan Country trail, Pak Kung Au Road, Sai Kung. Finishing point: Lion’s Pavi, Maclehose Trail Sec. 5

Price: Participation Fee + Minimum Fundraising Amount. Please refer to the chart below.

Standard registration deadline: 25th October 2019 (Friday)
Minimum fundraising deadline: 1st November 2019 (Friday)
Spots available: 600 participants

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite.

For enquiries, please contact OneSky at +852 2520-5266 or hike@onesky.org

About OneSky: ONESKY BELIEVES THAT UNLIMITED POTENTIAL WAITS INSIDE EVERY CHILD.
And it should be every child’s birth right to have full access to loving, nurturing care and quality early education. Sadly, for many vulnerable children that right and access do not exist.

Years ago, OneSky began their work by creating Infant Nurture Centers and Preschools for orphaned children in China. As they expanded from two government welfare institutions to 20, then more than 50, it became clear that, even though their centers were flourishing, this was not the way to reach all the children who needed help. China is just too big. And OneSky saw that the need for what they do goes beyond China. Young children at risk are everywhere.

So, OneSky began to shift their focus. The best of their centers became demonstration Early Learning Centers, proving that quality care at scale is entirely possible. And OneSky became first and foremost, a training organization. That remains true to this day.

OneSky trains communities and caregivers teaching them on how to unlock the potential in the world’s most vulnerable young children.

OneSky’s training is based on proven practices that have been validated by research and plenty of practical experience. At the core of OneSky’s Approach to working with vulnerable children is responsive care. Caregivers (teachers, nannies, parents, grandparents) are trained to use responsive care to observe children. Taking their cue from the children’s own needs and interests, they provide activities that are interactive and appropriate for the age and stage of development.

The 25th Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Race

2 Oct


The race is held in memory of the Kadoorie brothers, Lord Lawrence and Sir Horace. The length of the course is 5.7 km, from the KFBG Lower Area (at 130m elevation), and rises steeply uphill along roads, through various beautiful sections of Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, finishing at the Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Pavilion (at 602m elevation). It is a challenging and rewarding uphill race.

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Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Place: Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po

Price: No entrance fee will be charged for the race. There will be a donation box at the registration counter and Kadoorie Farm hopes participants and the accompanying guests would donate HK$200 to support their Conservation and Education Programmes.

Please click this link for online registration.
For enquiries, please send e-mail to mr2019@kfbg.org or call Ms. Leung on 2483 7140 or Ms. Wong on 2483 7154.

About Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garde: Established in 1956 as a base for the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (K.A.A.A.), the KFBG site near Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known jewels. Nine kilometres of road wind their way up around organic farming terraces, theme gardens and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. A wide variety of educational displays, sustainability features and wildlife rescue facilities complement the extensively landscaped gardens with their cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls and picnic spots.

KFBG‘s three core programmes – Nature Conservation, Holistic Education and Sustainable Living – are constantly evolving as they address different aspects of the challenge to live in harmony with nature. In addition to the many on-site courses, workshops and special events that have been developed for the education and upliftment of visitors, KFBG’s activities extend throughout Hong Kong and into South China and other parts of the region.