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Charity Foundation - Past Events

Red Cross Hospital Schools Annual Christmas Party

28 November 2015

The annual RHKYC Charity Foundation Christmas Party for Red Cross Hospital Schools was a success again. The children decorated their own Christmas chocolate logs, then went to have a look at some of the boats at the pontoon and finished off the afternoon by making their own Santa hand puppet.

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National Day Fireworks Night

1 October 2015

Over 80 guests from the Red Cross Hospital Schools, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong and the Aberdeen Kai Fong Welfare Association were invited to the Club to enjoy a tour of the Boatyard, a visit to Anthony Tong’s boat, a fantastic buffet dinner and the icing on the cake – the National Day fireworks!

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Charity Bowling Day

29 August 2015

The Charity Bowling Day is the first step towards a long term English development program for underprivileged children. Eight children from Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service came to Kellett Island to pair up with members' children for a bowling fun day. It was the first time for the children from Kwun Tong to play bowling and everyone had an enjoyable time.

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Annual Sailing and Paddling Day

2 August 2015

We set a new record for our Annual Sailing and Paddling Day at Middle Island with a total of 37 underprivileged students and 8 teachers from 6 schools - all had an eye-opening experience and a wonderful day.

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Donation to Sailability

June 2015

Sailability Hong Kong's Mike and Kay Rawbone were presented with a $100,000 cheque from RHKYC Charity Foundation! Seen here (from left to right) are Mike and Kay, Ambrose Lo of RHKYC Charity Foundation and Mark Bovaird, General Manager, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. A huge thank you to our generous members who made this possible! The RHKYC Charity Foundation created a donation programme whereby it matched members' donations dollar for dollar up to $50,000.

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Sailing with the Visually Impaired

29 March 2015

As part of the ongoing community outreach effort by the Shelter Cove Sub-Committee, they on behalf of the RHKYC Charity Foundation joined forces with the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired.

After discussing the different options, the decision was made to have a trial day on three different boats - a Dragon, a Magic 25 and the Club’s own sailing sloop, Sandpiper.

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Lunar New Year Dinner with the Red Cross Hospitals Schools and the Mission to Seafarers

20 February 2015

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Red Cross Hospital Schools Annual Christmas Party

29 November 2014

RHKYC Charity Foundation’s Annual Christmas Party for the Red Cross Hospital Schools was by all accounts a resounding success. This time around, the children (who came from hospitals across Hong Kong), decorated their own Christmas chocolate logs and afterwards had lots of fun printing their own Christmas-themed bags in an activity run by members Karen and Lauren Mead.

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RHKYC Charity Foundation Bowling Fun Day

9 August 2014

On 9 August the RHKYC Charity Foundation hosted the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) for a fun bowling event in the Bowling Alley. A group of Saddleback Church volunteers also joined in and helped to collect the 40 participants (including 36 children) from the SoCO centre in Shamshuipo, bringing them to Kellett Island.

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Annual Sailing and Paddling Fun Day

3 August 2014

To coincide with the Hong Kong Government "Sport for All Day" on 3 August, RHKYC Charity Foundation organised, for the second year, the "Sailing and Paddling Fun day" for 27 local students from deprived backgrounds (age between 12 to 17), and their teachers at Middle Island. The day comprised of dragon boating in the morning, a short presentation by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) after lunch, and some dinghy and keelboat sailing in the afternoon.

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Community Outreach Event at Shelter Cove

13 July 2014

On Sunday 13 July, 10 members of The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, ranging in age from 12 to 16 and coming from low-income families, were invited to a hands-on and educational sailing experience.  

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Visit to Caritas Elderly Centre

19 May 2014

On Monday 19 May, various managers from the Club’s F&B and House Departments visited the Caritas Elderly Centre in Central. Mabel Ma, Bistro Manager, said, “It was a rewarding and very meaningful experience.Paragraph Text

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Lunar New Year Dinner with the Red Cross Hospitals Schools and the Mission to Seafarers

1 February 2014

RHKYC Charity Foundation invited special guests from the Red Cross Hospitals Schools and the Mission to Seafarers to enjoy a Lunar New Year Dinner in the Bowling Alley followed by the spectacular Lunar New Year fireworks display over the harbour.

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Mission to Seafarers Christmas Lunch

19 December 2013

22 retired seamen came to the Club to enjoy a Christmas buffet lunch in the Bowling Alley followed by a tour of the Club and the hardstanding. Everyone had a lovely time and is looking forward to their next visit to the Club for the Chinese New Year fireworks.

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Red Cross Hospital Schools Annual Christmas Party

7 December 2013

RHKYC Charity Foundation hosted its annual Christmas party for children from the Red Cross Hospital Schools for 35 students from six psychiatric hospital wards and four young cancer patients. They joined the festivities which included a briefing on sailing followed by a chocolate yule log decorating activity and then everyone was invited to decorate the large ‘gingerbread’ house which was then put on display in Reception.

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Inaugural Sailing and Paddling Fun Day

4 August 2013

To coincide with the Hong Kong Government "Sport for All Day" on 4 August, RHKYC Charity Foundation inaugurated a "Sailing and Paddling Fun day" for 22 underprivileged students, and their teachers at Middle Island. The day comprised of dragon boating in the morning, a short talk on environmental protection after lunch, and three hours of hands-on sailing in the afternoon

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Heidi Goes on a Helicopter!

23 May 2013

Heidi, a nine year old cancer patient with a love of flying was taken on a helicopter ride with her mother and doctor. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the Hong Kong Aviation Club, its President John Li and volunteer pilot, Hogan Loh.

Visit to Tin Hau Temple with the Mission to Seafarers

2 May 2013

The Club made its annual pilgramage to Tin Hau in early May and this year a second boat went along courtesy of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Charity Foundation which invited guests from the Mission to Seafarers to join in the festive celebrations followed by a delicious lunch back at Kellett Island.

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'Celebrate the Ocean' Youth Programme

14 April 2013

‘Celebrate the Ocean’ Youth Programme, one of the RHKYC Charity Foundation initiatives, was organised to take children on a boat trip from Middle Island to Stanley. Volunteers from all sections of the Club came together to join 32 children from the Tung Wah Group, the YMCA and the Aberdeen Kai Fung Welfare Association and their counsellors.

The programme comprised a visit to Middle Island sailing facilities, a spectators’ view of the Middle Island Regatta, stopping by the
Dragon Boat racing in Repulse Bay and finally to Stanley to join in the activities arranged there as part of the Ocean Film Festival on the Stanley Promenade.

Whilst on board the two junks, the children listened to the volunteers who spoke with them about water sports – sailing regattas, rowing and dragon boating. The main presentation however was on marine conservation and how changing our everyday habits can help preserve the waters of Hong Kong. The volunteers spoke on the bio-diversity of Hong Kong and showed the children how water pollution can lead to the decline in local marine and bird life. The children and the volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the day out on the water in the sunshine and the hearty meal provided aboard.

‘Celebrate the Ocean’ Youth Programme was organised in conjunction with the Ocean Recovery Alliance and the Southern District
Council and as part of the Hong Kong – San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.

We would like to thank all the volunteers for their organisation and giving their time to be part of this event for the RHKYC Charity
Foundation. Particular thanks go to RHKYC members Doug Woodring and Andrew Russell representing the Ocean Recovery Alliance and to Marcy Trent Long for organising the day’s programme.

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