This year's beneficiaries

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am
 

Family

Against Child Abuse Set up in 1979, it is the only NGO that specialises in child protection in Hong Kong.

Wish To support families at risk through educating parents, forums and assistance.

Christian Action Has promoted welfare of the poor and disadvantaged since 1950s.

Wish To provide basic support to migrant families, including shelter; education, homework and language support; as well as psychological assistance.

Christian Family Service Centre - Lai Chi Centre Established in 1954 to help refugees. Provides child care, family service, rehabilitation and support for the elderly.

Wish To enhance family functioning by nurturing mutual understanding and supporting single parents.

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Established in 1981, it works to empower women through its centres in Sham Shui Po and Tai Po.

Wish To help women caring for elderly or disabled family members through training and practical and emotional support.

Medical issues

Children's Heart Foundation Founded by concerned parents and volunteers in 1994.

Wish To buy an ultrasound machine to benefit 300-400 children at the Heart Centre, Grantham Hospital.

Children's Thalassaemia Foundation Set-up in 1993 to improve clinical care, medical research and awareness of thalassaemia, a blood disorder.

Wish To reduce mortality rates by using magnetic resonance.

Little Life Warrior Society Established in 2002 by medical staff at Prince of Wales Hospital, cancer patients and their families.

Wish To help children with cancer in their battle for life.

United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service Since 1972 it has provided education and promoted preventive health care.

Wish To prevent blindness and disability among diabetes sufferers by providing regular examinations for patients.

Elderly

Haven of Hope's Sister Annie Skau Nursing Home Established in 2005, it provides holistic care.

Wish A 24-hour multi-sensory environment to enable patients to regain their senses.

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association Founded in 1996 after more than 100 elderly people living alone were found dead after a cold spell.

Wish To promote a healthy lifestyle, a positive self-image and the benefits of mutual support to the elderly.

Young people

Chi Heng Foundation Set up in 1998, it provides education and support to Aids-affected children and conducts HIV prevention on the mainland.

Wish To build and stock reading rooms for six schools in villages in central China.

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation Established in 1993, it offers young people a broad range of non-competitive arts experiences.

Wish To develop puppet-making workshops and shows for children in need.

Playright Children's Play Association Established in 1987, it seeks to enrich the life of every child through play.

Wish To provide psychosocial care to children in hospitals.

KELY Support Group Kids Everywhere Like You is a bilingual peer-support group established by young people in 1991 to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

Wish To raise young people's drug awareness by building leadership skills.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Tin Yuet Youth S.P.O.T Has been serving young people for over 40 years with support that includes counselling, outreach, leadership training, and employment support.

Wish To develop the potential of more than 500 disadvantaged young people in Tin Shui Wai.

Disabilities

Rehabaid Society Set up in 1979 to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Wish To empower people to overcome the daily difficulties posed by their disability.

Riding for the Disabled Association Founded in 1975 by Lady MacLehose, it provides riding instruction and other activities.

Wish To establish programmes for new riders and an intensive training programme for existing riders, aiming at taking part in the 2008 Paralympics.

St James Settlement A multi-service welfare organisation established in 1949.

Wish To assist children with developmental delay by providing education, support and psychological follow-up.

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