Hong Kong Red Cross - Press Release - 22/10/2018


Press Release - 22/10/2018


Hong Kong Red Cross Donor Award Ceremony 2018
Commend Selfless Devotion Advocate Humanitarian Values


(Hong Kong, 20 October 2018) The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) held its annual Donor Award Ceremony today in recognition of the generosity and support from different corporations, organizations and donors. In the year 2017/18, we received over HK$100 million donations from the general public which enables us to develop and sustain humanitarian services, ranging from offering immediate aids to cope with local and international needs, to preventive and responsive measures in strengthening and raising public awareness on disaster and emergency knowledge, preparedness and handling.

Addressing the opening of the ceremony to guests and participants, Mrs. Ivy Wu, JP, Chairman of the HKRC expressed her grateful appreciation to the public, all donors, corporations, organizations and the government for their continuous support to sustain our humanitarian works, “The HKRC is dedicated to “Protect human life, Care for the health of the vulnerable, Respect human dignity” by mobilizing people to serve voluntarily for the cause of humanity. Meanwhile, we facilitate the delivery of care of Hong Kong people to those in need locally and response to the constant needs in society, keep abreast of the times.”

Ms. Bonnie So, Secretary General of the HKRC not only presented the use of donations, but also shared the future development of the HKRC humanitarian works to donors, to let them understand how the HKRC transforms their donations into humanity power to help the people in need timely and appropriately so as to meet future social development. “Our strategic goal is “To Lead and Mobilize Actions and Voices for Humanity” and aims to strengthen community resilience. We hope to enhance knowledge and skills amongst the general public on emergency response and preparedness, so to build Hong Kong a better city in health and safety.”

Colleague from the local emergency service of the HKRC shared the development of local disaster preparedness and relief works with some cases in the ceremony. After the ceremony, donors were invited to visit the HKRC Headquarters to know more our variety of humanitarian services and facilities, including health talk with topic “First-aid Trivia”, disaster preparedness exhibition, introduction of volunteer services, introduction of apheresis donation, visit Humanitarian Education Centre, etc.

In the ceremony, 218 organizations and donors were granted different awards from 11 categories, including “Annual Big Donors Award: Diamond / Gold / Red”, “Annual Regular Big Donors Award: Gold / Red”, “Loyal Regular Donors Award: Diamond – 10-year continual donation / Gold – 5-year continual donation / Red – 3-year continual donation” and “Long Term Award: Diamond – donations for 120 times / Gold – donations for 60 times / Red – donations for 36 times”.

Mrs. Ivy Wu, JP, Chairman of the HKRC expresses her heartfelt thanks for the support and trust from the community.

Ms. Bonnie So, Secretary General of the HKRC shares the HKRC future development during the ceremony.

The HKRC committee members take a group picture with all awardees and guests.

Donors and guests visit the HKRC Headquarters after the ceremony to have a better understanding of our humanitarian services.

About the Hong Kong Red Cross
Established in 1950, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the world’s humanitarian network operating in 190 countries. We dedicate ourselves to protecting human life, caring for the health of the vulnerable and respecting human dignity by mobilizing people to serve for the causes of humanity. The HKRC services include blood transfusion service, bone marrow and cord blood donation, disaster relief and preparedness, first aid and health training, youth and volunteer programmes, tracing, psychological support, community care and patient concern services, special education and rehabilitation services. For details, please visit www.redcross.org.hk.

About the “Friends of Red Cross”
Intending to bring together a group of ambitious people, apart from regular donations, to share their care and love to people in need while promoting humanity to people around, “Friends of Red Cross” is found in July 2009. Stable donation income is important to make our humanitarian works sustainable so that we can further develop our services effectively, as well as to fulfil our mission of “Protecting Human Life, Caring for the Health of the Vulnerable and Respecting Human Dignity”. Visit www.redcross.org.hk/forc for more details.

Media Enquiries
Yan Law, Deputy Corporate Communications Manager
(+852 2507 7111 / ky.law@redcross.org.hk)
Cathie Lam, Manager (Donor Communications and Retention)
(+852 2507 7507 / cathie.lam@redcross.org.hk)