I am Clara Tsang and I have been on the road of music with my cello for over two decades. Along the way, I encountered numerous ups and downs and even struggled during a dark period when I abandoned my cello and lived routinely. But I was brought back to my conscious with the pain of broken bones and picked up once again the freedom of laying my fingers on cello strings. Since then, I have found my way in music and decided to perform on stage where I could tell stories of serendipity, miracles, the moment, and my dearests. I believe the power of music can also resonate with you all as it has woken me up to devote my life to perform music. What I wan to do…1st cello music album “Just Meet You”
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.
Judith Akokomebe, a 19-year old Nigerian student, was walking to church, in June 2017, when acid was viciously thrown at her. The highly corrosive chemical substance caused immense, searing pain as it melted the skin on her face, chest and arms, causing third degree burns. Judith’s left eye has been severely damaged and she is close to becoming blind. Her left ear has been melted away. Her physical scars are raw and extensive. She knows that her road to recovery is a long, arduous one but Judith remains positive. She has taken the step to forgive her perpetrator, only wanting to finish her studies so as to fulfill her dream of becoming a pharmacist. About the organisation: Back to Job’s main goal is to help acid attack survivors resume a normal life by creating opportunities for employment and education. Made possible through online volunteering support from United Nations Volunteers and Morobe Development Foundation Inc., we are a team of volunteers driven to create a brighter future for acid attack survivors globally.
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.
To raise operation fund ($120/person) to support the inclusion route, which provides an ideal platform for 400 physically and mentally disabled people and their families, enjoy the nature and the excited atmosphere of a marathon as long as normal participants. Sowers Action invites 3 special care organizations to join us, together with our volunteer support, we hope to create an inclusion community and hope those disable person to develop their physical fitness and build up confidence.
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.
The Boys’ Brigade, Hong Kong endeavours to foster positive thinking, cultivate and cement a sense of integrity and conscience among children who are as young as three years of age. The Anchor Run, as a sports fundraising campaign organized by the Boys’ Brigade, Hong Kong, is meant to:- 1) Serve as a conduit to advocate the culture of healthy exercise and positive attitude, thereby encouraging more citizens to engage in regular physical activity and exercise with their family members and friends so as to promote their physical fitness, psychological well-being, as well as the collegiality among them; and 2) Call more attention from the society to the developmental needs of children and teenagers, for the betterment of our future generations.
The Oxfam TowerRun, which takes place annually at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre – the tallest building in the city – is a fundraising sports event that Oxfam in Macau has organised since 2014; this year marks the event’s fifth anniversary. Participants will take up the challenge of running up 1,298 steps from the ground floor of the tower to the adventure deck on the 61st floor. Oxfam aims to raise funds through this event to support its poverty alleviation and humanitarian relief work worldwide.
"Walk with LOVE" Charitable City Orienteering 籌款目的 Objective of Fund-raising 成立訓練及發展基金，讓本機構會員得到更多本地及海外領袖訓練機會，擴闊視野，提昇及發展領袖潛能，並參與當地社區服務。 To support our members joining leadership training in Hong Kong or oversea via setting up training and developmental fund. Widen of knowledge, developing leadership proficiency, and serve the community. 籌款目標 Fund-raising Goal 港幣HKD $250,000 善款用途 Use of Funds 領袖訓練項目 Leadership training 關懷本地弱勢社群 Caring underprivileged 海外社會服務，如反人口販賣 Community service, e.g. Anti-human trafficking