The Charity Raffle 2022 returned after a two-year-absence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the generous support of S.K.H. churches, schools and social service units, and members of the public, from 16th October to 8th December, the Welfare Council raised more than HK$4.6 million. Proceeds from the event went to developing community support services and providing resources for various groups.
The online platform for Charity Raffle was newly launched this year, allowing benefactors to purchase raffle tickets and make donations online at anytime and anywhere. In addition to selling tickets and collecting donations, the Welfare Council included Charity Egg Biscuits, produced in collaboration with the Walnut Shop again, and cute and cuddly Charity Bear as charity sale items.
Some members of the advisory board, sponsors, representatives from S.K.H. churches and schools attended the 9th December lucky draw of Charity Raffle event, which was held at the H.K.S.K.H. St James’ Church David Li Community Hall. During the event, the Welfare Council also presented sponsors with tokens of gratitude, and commended and thanked the S.K.H. churches and schools that raised the most funds, and achieved the greatest increase in funds from the previous year.
Mrs Patricia Lau, Chief Executive Officer of the Welfare Council, presented Mr Benny Lau, representative of the Walnut Shop (right), with a souvenir for sponsoring the event.
" Keep it up! Fighting Against the Epidemic" Donation Programme
The Welfare Council will remain committed to our multifaceted efforts to fight against the epidemic. At present, we are devoted to assisting elders from grassroots households who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection, especially those from low-income and CSSA households, in treating their long-haul COVID symptoms.
Many of the recovered COVID-19 patients, particularly elders with existing long-term illnesses, experience symptoms such as insomnia, heart palpitations, dizziness, weight loss, lack of appetite, loss of taste and smell, coughing, sore throat, deterioration of swallowing function, extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, chest tightness, memory and concentration decline, lower limb weakness, depression, and anxiety. Some elderly home residents, who were previously hospitalized or in quarantine facilities, are also plagued by pressure sore and deterioration of overall body functions, with some even having to rely on nasogastric tube feeding.
As part of an effort to help them, we sincerely invite all parties to make a donation or donate dietary supplements.
Your support can facilitate the speedy recovery of elders from grassroots households and take away their pain caused by illnesses. We sincerely hope that you can share the love of Christ by sending your blessings to those in need.
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