THIS YEAR'S WISH LIST

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 December, 2004, 12:00am

THIS YEAR'S WISH LIST


THE 12 BENEFICIARIES OF OPERATION SANTA CLAUS AND WHAT THEY NEED


Hong Kong Alzheimer?s Disease Association


Supports elderly sufferers of the disease, also called dementia, and their families


Needs A computerised neuropsychological examination service and assessment centre for potential sufferers


Breakthrough Youth Crime Prevention Initiative


Uses boxing, rugby and adventure camps to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents


Needs A 20-seat coach to get children to and from weekly rugby training


Children?s Institute of Hong Kong


Provides one-on-one education for autistic children using system developed at Columbia University


Needs Funds for second classroom and new educator, plus educational aids, classroom furniture, carpets and renovation


Direction Association for the Handicapped


Helps people with severe physical disabilities


Needs Office equipment and furniture for new centre in Tseung Kwan O


Enlighten for Epilepsy


Counsels, trains and assists epileptic people and their families


Needs A record company to help sufferer David Leung Cheong-yiu record a CD. Sales will highlight the issue of epilepsy


Families of SMA Charitable Trust


Assists sufferers of spinal muscular atrophy and their families


Needs Funding for two years of home help for families of children with severe SMA


Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong


Provides rehabilitation and aftercare for people recovering from mental illness and their families


Needs Funds for a mental health education and rehabilitation programme for young people


Riding for the Disabled


Teaches physically or mentally disabled children to ride horses, and introduces them to the outdoors


Needs Funds to hire and train assistants to support disabled riders


Spastics Association of Hong Kong


Educates and rehabilitates children and adults with disabilities


Needs Funds to train rehabilitators in conductive education


Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care


Publicises the benefits of hospice care for end-of-life patients and supports bereaved relatives


Needs Funds to produce two books on bereavement for hospitals, elderly homes, family service centres


Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival


Aims to increase children's exposure to the arts


Needs Funds for story-telling and mosaic workshops for long-term paediatric patients


Hong Kong Society for the Deaf


Provides services to the deaf or hearing-impaired community


Needs Desktop computers, software, server and monitors for new IT vocational training centre