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Operation Santa Claus celebrates 35th anniversary with the theme of “Sports and All”
Date:2022-11-17

The annual ‘Operation Santa Claus’(OSC) campaign, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and South China Morning Post (SCMP), has contributed more than HK$353 million to numerous charities in Hong Kong since it began in 1988. The OSC 35th Anniversary Celebration was held today (November 17) at RTHK, with the Chief Secretary for Administration Eric CHAN Kwok-ki, Director of Broadcasting Eddie CHEUNG Kwok-choi, and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of South China Morning Post Mabel SIEH as the officiating guests.

Honourable guests made speeches respectivelyto make the night more memorable and congratulated OSC’s 35 years milestones, while the OSC 2022 Ambassadors - award-winning actress Crisel CONSUNJI and Hong Kong Olympian fencer Vivian KONG Man-wai showed their supports with pre-recorded videos encouraging Hong Kong people to make this Christmas more special for the needy.

Aligning with the theme ‘Sports and All’, the celebration featured performances by the Hong Kong Breaking Women's Team, who are participating in the qualifier to the debut of breaking (break dancing) at the Paris 2024 Olympics, the KMYLS Cheerleading Team, and the Zhongruan soloist Eddie KUNG Ka-Ho, one of the RTHK Radio 4 ‘Young Music Makers’. Attendees also included charity representatives and members of donor organisations.

15 beneficiaries will be funded for this year's fundraising drive. They include charities serving the causes of children and youth, the community, the environment, medical treatment, and those with physical and mental disabilities. OSC 2022 holds a strong sports theme, with a five-a-side football tournament to be held on 27 November at the Happy Valley Sportsground, co-organised with the Hong Kong Football Club. A wide range of exciting fundraising activities organised by OSC donors and supporters will also take place in November and December, to spread more fun, joy, and awareness this Christmas.

To encourage participation, the most outstanding supporters of this year’s OSC will be recognised at the end of the campaign, with special awards, namely Top Corporate Fundraiser, Top School Fundraiser, Most Creative Fundraiser, Most Creative School, and OSC’s Santa Helper Award. All of which will be announced during the closing ceremony of OSC in early 2023.

The OSC 35th Anniversary Celebration was hosted by popular RTHK Radio 3 presenter Alyson HAU.  The entire event was broadcast live today on RTHK Radio 3’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/Radio3RTHK3) and the Facebook page of  ‘Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動’ (facebook.com/opsantahk). 

About Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly run by RTHK and SCMP. Established in 1988,it aims to make a difference to the community by combining the fundraising power of two of the city’s most respected media organisations. Mainly during the months of November and December every year, the public, various non-profit making organisations, commercial and educational sectors in Hong Kong demonstrate their compassion by organising creative fundraising initiatives for specially selected deserving causes. For more information about the campaign, please visit the OSC website (oschk.org) and ‘Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動’Facebook page.

OSC 2022 Beneficiaries and Projects

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