We're incredibly fortunate to have had the support of a key group of Hong Kong philanthropists since 196 when Hope for Children HK was founded. This year, we welcomed a new Chairman to the committee, Dario Roveri, who we are very excited to have on board, and who is equally looking forward to increasing the profile of the charity in the region, as well as raising invaluable funds to support our life-changing work in Asia.
In particular, we have received huge support from The Long Lunch, which was originally founded by Hope for Children Patron, Toby Bland, and continues to be a highlight of the Hong Kong social calendar - the ultimate pre-cursor to the infamous Hong Kong Sevens weekend. Now in its 22nd year, the event - held at the start of April each year - raised a staggering HK$1,000,000 in aid of Hope for Children, adding to the HK$200million already raised for children's charities over the years.
A huge thanks to all who attended and everyone who has been involved with Hope for Children HK this year.