Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2019
Singer Tsang Lok Tung Fully Supported the Fundraising Candy Sales
(16 March 2019, Hong Kong) Organized by The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, the annual fundraising event “Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign 2019” will take place on 16,17, 23 and 24 March 2019. Lok Sin Tong held a kick-off ceremony this afternoon at Tseung Kwan O Plaza. Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kowloon City/Yau Tsim Mong), Social Welfare Department, officiated at the ceremony. Tsang Lok Tung, the ambassador of the campaign, showed her support by singing as well as conducting charity candy sale. In addition, local famous artists Mr. Mak Cheung Ching (Mak Bau), Chan Ho Man, Benny and Cheng Sai Ho, Hoffman, also attended the ceremony to support Lok Sin Tong.
Over 60 charity booths will be set up in specific MTR stations, shopping malls and outdoor locations on 16, 17, 23 and 24 March 2019. Each box of candy is sold at the charity price of HK$20. This year, Lok Sin Tong also invited the local illustrator, Miss Helen Tam, to design the candy box with the adorable image of the cartoon “Pineapple Bun Girl” in order to make the campaign more attractive.
Mr. Lee Shing Put, Chairman of Lok Sin Tong, said in the ceremony that “Charity Candy Campaign” was one of the flagship fundraising events of Lok Sin Tong. Charity booths will be set up at specific MTR stations, shopping malls and outdoor locations. About 2,000 volunteers from Lok Sin Tong’s subsidiary units and caring companies participated in the campaign. Funds raised will be used to support the development of Lok Sin Tong’s medical, educational, elderly and social services.
Chairman Lee also mentioned that Lok Sin Tong further extended the range of community services this year, including the 2nd and 3rd phases of “Lok Sin Tong Social Housing Project”; the opening of Lok Sin Tong’s 3rdsocial enterprise – “LST RehaCare” and “Lok Sin Tong Chan Kwong Hing Memorial Primary Health Centre” at Kowloon City. The Primary Health Centre operated on a medical-social collaboration model. Moreover, Lok Sin Tong also provided “Visiting Medical Practitioner Service” by professional medical team in Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong areas, to improve the services for Homes for the Aged and Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities.
Ms. Wan Man Wai, Rowena, Chairman of the Campaign and Executive Committee Member of Lok Sin Tong encouraged her colleagues to join the candy sale as volunteers at the charity booth today. Ms Wan also mentioned that it was a good way for her staff to contribute to the community. She thanked the sponsors and caring companies for their generous donation and different kinds of support to the event. Apart the six Silver Sponsors, all the venue sponsors and volunteers from companies including Swisso Club and Hong Kong Airlines, were also supportive to the Campaign.
Ms. Kwan Shuk Yee, Nancy, the Guest of Honour, officiated at the kick-off ceremony together with the Executive Committee Members of Lok Sin Tong. After that, Tsang Lok Tung performed a popular song and joined the candy sale as one of the volunteers at the charity booth. The response from the public was overwhelming.
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About ‘The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon’
Established in 1880, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (“Lok Sin Tong”) is one of the historical charity organizations and ranks among the six largest one in Hong Kong. The organization upholds a long tradition of the mission “Providing relief to victims of disasters, offering quality medical care and free medicine, promoting education and cultivating youngsters, caring for the old and nurturing the young”. In order to meet the changing need of the community, its subsidiary units are scattered throughout the society and offering quality and comprehensive medical, educational, elderly and social welfare services. It also proactively engages in and hosts various charity and entertainment events in the society, in a way to build a better Hong Kong.
About “Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign”
Since 1999, the Lok Sin Tong Charity Candy Campaign has been organized for 21 years. Over 1000 volunteers joined and HK$1 million donations were received every year. Funds raised will be used to finance the development of the Society’s medical, educational, elderly and social services.