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Over HK$17 Million Raised by “Operation Santa Claus 2018” for 13 charity projects
Date:2019-01-15

  Helping and serving others is the foundation of happiness.Themed as “Spread some Joy this Christmas”, the annual fundraising event “Operation Santa Claus” (OSC) jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)Radio 3 and South China Morning Post (SCMP), has raised over  HK$17 millionfor 13 charity projects this year.

  Held at Crown Wine Cellars today (15 January), the OSC closing ceremony set off with the thrilling music performed by Colin Aitchison and the China Coast Jazzmen. Representatives of donors shared about their community-wide fund-raising campaigns. Award winning 13-year-old singer Elizabeth STEWART also sang on stage and filled the occasion with warmth. Officiating guests Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing and Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Gary LIU then revealed the total raised of HK$17,096,327 on an extended scroll. They expressed heartfelt thanks for the incredible figure raised with generous support from individual donors, schools and corporate donors over the past two months.

  Among all donors who made this year such an enormous success, a number of outstanding supporters received awards during the ceremony. For school awards, “Top School Fundraiser” went to Discovery Mind, whilst Shung Tak Catholic English College was awarded “Most Creative School Fundraiser”. Corporations were also praised for their efforts in initiating fundraising ideas for the good cause. This year’s “Top Corporate Fundraiser” was Morgan Stanley, andSwire Properties attained the “Most Creative Corporate Fundraiser”.

  Established in 1988 with the aim of connecting the local community to charities with the help of the city’s most respected media organisations, OSC is one of Hong Kong’s most beloved charity efforts. This year, 13 deserving charity projects have been chosen to benefit from the fundraising drive. They are serving the causes of children & youth, physical and mental disabilities, community, and medical services. Their worthy programmes that OSC will support in this year are:

Beneficiaries

Project Title

Art in Hospital

Art without Boundary

Caritas Jockey Club Lok Yan School

The Care for the Carer Program : Complex Medical Case Food Lab

ChickenSoup FoundationLimited

Project Family Cupid

Everbright Concern ActionLimited

Frozen Food Production Line

FHL Adventure Education Centre, Limited

Step Towards to Your New Life 2

Hong Kong Children’s Skin Foundation

Team Butterfly

The Hong Kong Federation of the Blind

New and Safe Home for Living Alone Elderly with Blind

HOPE worldwide

Smile Again

KELY Support Group

Coolminds

Po Leung Kuk – Social Services Department

Care Angels Project

Project SpaceLimited

Home Improvement Project

Rainbow Project

Subsidy for Therapy Treatment in Low Income Families Affected by Autism

Mission for Migrant Workers - The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge

Sustaining the Body, Strengthening the Mind


“Operation Santa Claus 2018” ClosingCeremony, hosted by Andrew WORK,was held atCrown Wine Cellars. Photos and video clips of the event will beuploaded on OSC websites (rthk.hk/osc2018 and osc.scmp.com) later.

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