Words are not enough to express our thanks to your support to Hebe Haven Yacht Club’s biggest annual event – 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race 2019 which has successfully taken place on 5th and 6th October 2019. Last year was a tremendously difficult year but we have made a miraculously great achievement by breaking a fundraising record of HK$1,000,000 to our five dedicated charities namely Children’s Cancer Foundation, Sailability Hong Kong, TREATS, IDEAL and Sai Kung Community Centre. This new milestone cannot be marked without perseverance and hard work from team of all of our involved supporters: 24 Hour Race Committee Members, sponsors, volunteers and most importantly, the donors.
The event aims at raising money for Hong Kong Charities and supporting people in need in the community. First raced in 2002, we have already raised more than 10 million including 7.1 million donated to the Children's Cancer Foundation. To allow you to have a better idea of how our donations are allocated among charities, here below is the overview for your kind reference:
Sai Kung District Community Centre (HK$75,000)
Sailability Hong Kong ($200,000)
Children’s Cancer Foundation (HK$500,000)
How the funds are to be used?
Children’s Cancer Foundation:
CCF provides professional services for patients and their families in the five major public hospitals, namely, Prince of Wales, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Tuen Mun. These include counselling, clinical psychology, child life, palliative and home care, community service, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, half-way homes as well as financial, social and educational support. The Family Service Centre and the Community Service & Rehabilitation Centre also provide multi-facet services for the young patients. Donations from 24 Hour Event 2019 would be mainly used to subsidize the costs of prosthetic limb & eye and genetic tests, support one of their Dreams Come True Programmes – an overseas trip to Tokyo Disneyland in October 2020 for palliative patients and their families. Most of the patients are on wheelchair, with feeding tubes and carrying oxygen concentrators. This yearly overseas trip is a very important event to the young palliative patients and CCF is the only NGO organizing such trip.
Established to eliminate social barriers and exclusion through education, experiential programmes and life experience. Donations raised can help to support the Sailing Project running from August to October 2020 which includes youth with special needs and mainstream participants. The project aims to enhance the self-confidence and social skills of special need teenagers while mainstream participants and the society can develop a better understanding and acceptance towards people with different abilities and backgrounds.
Work actively for the people with intellectual disabilities. IDEAL is a member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, The Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Handicapped and Agency for Volunteer Service and a supporting organization of Life Care Movement.
Donations raised are used to subsidize the exercise and dancing programmes for members who have intellectual disabilities aiming to keep the physical health awareness at the IDEAL family.
Sailability Hong Kong
Continue to bring its bi-lingual programs offering a safe environment for people with disabilities, and providing more sailing opportunities to the under-represented and the elderly within our Hong Kong Community. Their 2020 programmes will encompass more sailing for the visually impaired. Programmes organized can help provide many positives such as improved mental wellness and concentration, social and communication skills, confidence, etc.
Sai Kung District Community Centre
SKDCC have been providing services in Sai Kung for more than 40 years and keep developing new services such as food-bank service, Chinese medicine clinic and social enterprise, etc., in order to meet the service needs of Sai Kung community. The donation from 24 Hour event would be mainly for their pre-school and nursery services.
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Once again, we thank you for your support to this meaningful event and we look forward to making another remarkable 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race Event in 2020!
The Hebe Haven Yacht Club Limited