Philanthropist extends family love to mainland poor

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:10am

It is family that matters most to philanthropist Helen Fong Lau Show-may, and she extends that love and passion to underprivileged families on the mainland.

The chairwoman and a founding member of the Hong Kong China Foundation received an honorary award for her charity work earlier this month at the 40+ Distinguished Fellows' fifth anniversary charity ball at the Grand Hyatt hotel, officiated by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

"My family is very important to me, and so is helping poor children on the mainland to at least have a chance to receive proper education," Fong said.

Fong has spent almost two decades contributing to a variety of charitable groups including the Po Leung Kuk, China Charity Federation and Eastern district's Hong Kong Girl Guides Association.

Asked how she balanced her career and family life, the mother of three said: "A successful woman needs to be confident and have a very clear goal on every project she works on. It has made my life much easier because I keep thinking positively even when I face problems or difficulties."