Grace as diagnosed with Colon Cancer phase 2 in March, 2017. After colon stoma and chemotherapy for 8 months, doctor said she had beaten cancer but we found another tumour again in her left ovary 3 months after. She does not have any insurance plan now, and we already used up all our savings last year. We need money for her treatments this time.
Diocesan Choral Society (DCS) has always been at the forefront of producing outstanding choral music. In July this year, we will be challenging ourselves and participating in the Tokyo International Choir Competition. We are delighted to be one of the 8 choirs selected from a pool of 46 choirs to compete in the final round in the contemporary music category. Through competing at an international competition, DCS not only wishes to attain new artistic heights, but also broaden our horizons and share our passion for choral music with people around the world. This will be preceded by our annual concert held in Hong Kong.
It is hoped that everyone, even with physical restraint, can have the pleasant experience of enjoying the sunshine and beach with family and friends. Hence, “Inclusive Beach” is planned to be held in September this year. To render beach accessible to wheelchair users, beach wheelchairs, which are specially designed to cross the sand and float on water will be introduced. Barrier-free mat will be laid as passages on the beach as well to enable ordinary wheelchairs to move around. Through this event, we wish to demonstrate the feasibility of inclusive facilities and community planning.
Want to step away from your workstation and have a blast of fresh air? Join the 7th edition of Outward Bound Multi Race, held on 30 September 2018 (Sun), which promises to offer the participants a taste of all the features typically found in these endurance tests. The Race will take place over a 13km course and require teams of two. Starting and finishing in the Sai Kung areas, it will include the usual disciplines of trail running, orienteering, kayaking and swimming, etc. in a superb environment. ga and to raise the interest towards sport in our younger ones. Proceeds of the race will be used to support young Hong Kong people who would otherwise not have the means or opportunity, to access challenging and adventurous Outward Bound courses. These courses help young people in developing their self-confidence, skills and positive attitudes, which in turn aids future success at school, work and for life.
Water is the source of life. But over a million children die every year because of unsafe water supplies. Today, the Rohingya people in Bangladesh refugee camps with unsanitary conditions are facing this problem, which puts their lives in danger. We are now fundraising to send out 660 ceramic water filters that will provide them safe drinking water. Please donate - help bring safe water to the Rohingya refugees.
Hi I’m Michaela Mok, a fresh graduate from Good Hope School. I was first associated with SKSFF two years ago when I had to propose and carry out an internal activity at school to prove my worth in order to join my school’s student council. I ended up calling it “Pause for Paws” (great title I know), an awareness campaign for local stray dogs. Narelle was nice enough to arrange to bring pups and a few dogs to school and this made the event interactive and really got the message across students. After successfully earning my spot on the student council, I went back a couple times to see my furry friends. My mom, Linda Jackson, now an active volunteer at SKSFF got me involved in a few of their activities, including face-painting, fundraising, shaking buckets etc. Last year, the school suggested I enter a local competition called “Community Leaders of Tomorrow” where funds were given to me and my partner to carry out an activity for a charity of our choice. Without hestitation, we went straight back to Narelle and SKSFF to organise Pause for Paws version 2.0, where we went to shake buckets and raise awareness outside the Rugby Sevens. This event brought both students and teachers together as well as the community and even got the attention of the Education Bureau who later invited us to give a lecture about our experience to professors and students alike at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Though we did not win CLT, we were rewarded with the Most Popular Project Award. Upon finishing my public exams and graduating, I received a call about Pause for Paws creating buzz within the Education Bureau and that they would like my partner and I to appear on a television programme about student-led projects in collaboration with RTHK. Needless to say, SKSFF has opened a series of doors in my life, leading me to different opportunities and for that I am forever grateful. Among all the events, it puts a smile on my face to see our community willingly come together to pitch in to help our furry friends. Each dollar spent on the dogs is put to good use with medical care, food and maintenance, all ensuring a better life for the dogs, as said in SKSFF’s motto. During my few visits to the kennel, I have grown to love each of the 106 dogs there, understanding their back stories and personalities. I hope tonight’s event with help of the fringebacker can provide enough assistance to the shelter to keep making a difference, one canine at a time.
100% biodegradable bags In February 2013, the “Green Hedge Action” was implemented in China to implement an irreversible day for environmental protection policies! In December 2016, the government-sponsored Yan Oi Tong Waste Recycling Center collapsed and only operated for a short period of three years! On September 22, 2017, seven days after the recycling of waste was stopped, the garbage was besieged and piled up like a mountain! What's more, the 2018 Budget has nothing to say about environmental protection! Although everyone's generous power is very small, but we can make a great decision. We need you!
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