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.
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.
In 2016, we, J-Dragon, raced in the 10th IDBF Club Crew World Championships (“CCWC”) held in Australia with the Senior Team winning a silver medal! This year, we target to shoot for the moon in Hungary. We will send more than 40 paddlers to race with top competitors from all over the world. We need your generous donations! Your support will be the greatest encouragement to this group of striving amateur athletes. Your action will nourish the dreams of a group of ordinary people and drive us to the world stage of dragon boat sport.
Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society (HKNPIS) will host its annual event Muse Fearless Dragon Charity Run on 29 April 2018 in Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung. More than 1,000 runners will help spread the message of disability inclusion and raise funds for HKNPIS, supporting the projects and services that enable disabled persons to be socially and economically active.
Do you want to help our research into the dangers posed to Chinese white dolphin from heavy marine traffic? Do you want to play a part in protecting their core habitat? We have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help us deploy nine hydrophones from April 2018. The underwater microphones will be placed around Tai O and nearby waters, one of the dolphins remaining core habitats, with the data gathered helping our work to lobby the government for more marine protected areas. There are only 47 Chinese white dolphins remaining in Hong Kong western waters. Habitat destruction from coastal reclamation and busy marine traffic are the top two threats. Make a difference for this iconic species today. *The same campaign has also been launched on a WWF-Hong Kong minisite.
To celebrate Baxter’s 35th anniversary, we are launching a #TakeYourToxins campaign - which will start on April 11th! Healthy kidneys filter and remove excess fluid and toxins from blood and turn it into urine. Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease and happens when kidneys operates at less than 5-10% of normal function and dangerous toxins build up in the bloodstream. At this stage, the patient can only survive with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Yet every day, we take for granted that our kidneys are silently working to rid our body of toxins while patients with kidney failure do not enjoy the same freedom. This campaign aims to highlight the issue of kidney failure by comparing our daily trash disposal with the toxins that patients carry in their bodies until they undergo daily treatment at night. Before Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) treatments, many patients had to carry a solution bag and needed four or more dialysis exchanges a day. A group of Baxter employees will initiate the campaign and carry a small plastic bag to fill it with ALL the accumulated trash. Then they will upload to social media pages with #TakeYourToxins – to mark the start/end of the challenge. We’re making it fun and impactful by taking the waterproof plastic bag everywhere we go, including places where we wouldn’t normally bring a bag! The donation will end by June 14th. We aim to link this movement back to education and awareness around kidney illness and treatments – and of course, mobilizing our connections to raise money for a worthy cause. Be sure to share this with your friends and family and help donate to this page! Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) offers the patient the option of an effective home modality of renal replacement therapy, encourages self-autonomy, and supports optimal quality of life - designed for patients that refuse to let kidney diseases compromise their lives, careers, social life, travels, relationships, or most importantly stand in the way of achieving their dreams.
We all claimed that we are human beings; but the fact is that until we realize the ultimate truth in our lives, we cannot be actual humans. We are being constrained in many ways while only thought could escape from this restriction.
Dipson wants to grow up to be an international wrestling champion. The slight primary three student, who studies at Heaven Hill Academy in Nepal, was inspired by a video he saw on YouTube. But his school only has one computer, which is barely enough for every child to access knowledge and the world beyond their own—a world that we take for granted. Join us on our mission to purchase laptops for Dipson and the other children of Heaven Hill, so they can grow up in a world beyond their own, and take their dreams beyond the horizon.
In the ‘Hong Kong Faces' series, Ducky made the disappeared Hong Kong identity reappear. Objects such as Ericsson model 337, pay phones at the MTR station, and Chips sneakers, juxtaposing with the poses of subjects in different spaces, arouse viewer’s love-hate emotions towards Hong Kong in the pre-1997 era. The works inspire those once-embraced but now long-forgotten thoughts in us. Ducky refers it as ‘impermanence’. When he navigated among people to create his work, he walked into many births and cessations, searching for the sparks of souls in between. Through his work, the identity of Hong Kong people in the 1990s (particularly the grassroots) that are otherwise difficult to sort out, is seen.