Charity brings festive cheer for orphans

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 December, 1998, 12:00am

Why not make this Christmas worthwhile by helping the less-fortunate? Operation Santa Claus, the annual charity fund-raiser is organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK's Radio 3.

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the charity drive is aiming to raise $1.8 million for the Ing Mei Orphanage Fund to help handicapped orphans.

The charitable organisation works closely with the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation to raise funds for orphanages and care centres in the mainland and the SAR.

Many orphans suffering from cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Downs' syndrome are living in or phanages which lack proper facilities to look after the children.

Your contributions will be used to buy special equipment and provide staff training.

At present, the fund runs a day- care centre for handicapped children in Hong Kong and plans to open five new rehabilitation centres.

Young Post is encouraging students, together with their friends and teachers, to organise fund-raising activities at their schools.

Students are welcome to send in details of their fund-raising plans and activities to: Thomas Chang, Education Co-ordinator, Young Post , 3/F, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po; or fax them to 2660-5378.

Young Post and RTHK are keen to report on your charity efforts.

Remember, every dollar counts!