Building up young lives the fancy dress way

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am


Neon construction vests and protective helmets replaced the usual evening gowns and tuxedos at last Thursday's annual fund-raiser of the Changing Young Lives Foundation.

Guests wore such construction gear for the 'DIY Construction Party' at Conrad Hotel's grand ballroom.

The charity selected the theme because it aims to improve children's lives by building up development, education and protection programmes.

More than 20 volunteers helped some young beneficiaries make Lego buildings, which were auctioned at the gala.

The proceeds will be used to finance the foundation's learning centre on Pak Tin Estate, Sham Shui Po, and support its programmes for the city's underprivileged children.

This year's event, chaired by socialites Sally Thompson, Jane Chao and Bonnie Li, featured a lion dance, choir and live band comprising the foundation's beneficiaries.

Guests were also entertained by a duet from Linda Wong Hing-ping and Howard McCrary.