#StrongerTogether promotes "Make a better world" through 1. Self-challenge 2. Look after each other 3. Contribution Ultramarathon runner Wong Ho Fai will run 5x100km in 5 consecutive days (12-16 Mar) and pick up trash along the trail. 50% of the funding will donate to The Green Earth. Backers reach a certain amount will receive upcycle product and a #StrongerTogether visor. Let's make a better world together!
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.
Our vision is a Hong Kong in which women and girls have the opportunities, support and resources to thrive and achieve their true potential. The Women’s Foundation was established in 2004 and is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong through ground-breaking research, impactful programmes, education and advocacy to drive a positive and measurable change.
Light & Love Charity Marathon is an annual fund-raising event of Light and Love Home. The funds raised will be allocated to support the local service of retired people in need and District Volunteer Development Program. Meanwhile, LLHome aims to provide a platform for exercising physical skills and team work, so that to advocate the importance of the physical and mental health. The 11th charity marathon will be held at Wan Chai Sports Ground on 24 March 2019. There are parent-child competition, individual half marathon and team relay full marathon to suit all participants. Please register on/before 24 February 2019 to enjoy the early bird offer. We welcome the public to form team and demonstrate team spirit. All participants will receive participation certificate and souvenirs for appreciation.
By supporting every HK$250, I will lead you run - for a lap of 400 metres. Proceeds will be supporting HKNPIS to promote inclusion and to encourage more disabled people to run. Your support will also directly go to a group of young athletes who have been training in long-distance run in Kenya for years. They live in poverty and are deprived of a chance to unleash their potential.
“2 Billion Kilometres to Safety” is a global movement organized by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Together, we are challenging ourselves to cover two billion kilometres, just as refugees worldwide do each year to reach the nearest point of safety. . People forced to flee violence and persecution undertake long, dangerous and difficult journeys and make extraordinary efforts just to protect their families. We are hoping to raise HK$200,000 through the crowdfunding initiatives of Hongkongers from all walks of life so that we can provide shelters to accommodate 50 refugee families of five.
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 10 March 2019 (Sun), which promises to offer the participants a taste of all the features typically found in these endurance tests.