Drink, eat and be merry to help Cambodian orphans

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 12:00am

The local charity Angels For Orphans obviously doesn't believe in spreading itself too thin. The group, started by seven female friends in the city who wanted to help orphans around the world, has on its plate four fund-raisers from tonight to Monday. The reason for such a busy long weekend?

'Basically, Geraldine Cox, the founder of the Sunrise Children's Village in Cambodia, is in town so that's why we're having all these fund-raisers at the same time,' explained one of the co-founders, Evania Meyers.

Cox (pictured right), who started taking in homeless Phnom Penh kids in 1993, is one of the main beneficiaries of Angels For Orphans. The dedicated Australian humanitarian will be appearing at each of the events to elaborate on how difficult it is to house and educate so many destitute kids. But don't get me wrong, none of the Angels' festivities will be downer events.

The schedule starts tonight with the Angels Rock party at Club M1NT, offering cocktails, canapes, an auction and a DJ battle, all for a HK$250 cover charge.

Tomorrow there's a photo exhibition and sale of Irena Moore images of Cambodian orphan children at Contemporary by Angela Li art gallery.

Friday's fun and intimate meet and greet with Cox at Soda (79 Wyndham St, with a HK$200 cover charge) will be a cheerful night of cocktails and conversation. Last but not least, Monday evening's Angels beach party and fashion show in Discovery Bay's Hemingway By The Bay promises an ideal way to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival with a HK$250 Caribbean barbecue buffet and summer-clothes parade. For more details, check www.angelsfororphans.co.uk.