Kely Support Group

Call for action to curb suicides

Youth workers and academics have called for the provision of practical life-skill training in schools to help stem a rising trend of teenage suicides.

Saturday, 23 March, 2002, 12:00am


I fell in love and do whatever my boyfriend tells me, even though he always disappoints me. Am I wasting my time with him? I'm going to take my HKCEE this year. I hope our relationship will not affect my results.

Complex Love

17 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Sixth-formers learn how to spot stress in peers

A life-skill project for secondary students in English-speaking schools has just ended with 21 sixth-formers receiving training in how to recognise distress in others and render assistance.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Breakfast feeds the cause

Senior managers at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and the CEF Group went to work early one morning and swapped their suits and ties for aprons and kitchen utensils to serve breakfast to raise money for Operation Santa Claus.

28 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Firm's seasonal gifts bring festive cheer to classroom

A group of immigrant Form One students in Kwun Tong received a dose of Christmas cheer when staff from oil company Shell dropped by with a bag of gifts.

27 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Customers warm to coffee culture of give and take

Pacific Coffee believes what comes around, goes around - so it's seeking to give back to the community during the festive season.

'I think our support for the campaign is good for staff, as well as customers. People come in and it's something positive and fresh,' said regional marketing manager Ruth Black, as she handed over the chain's donation of $100,000.

26 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'Queen of clubs' blazes a trail for charitable golfers

Clear Water Bay Golf and Country Club players took part in a 'golf-club hunt' after an absent-minded golfer left a trail of clubs behind her during a charity golf afternoon organised by Merrill Lynch.

21 Dec 2001 - 12:00am


Robert Furniss-Roe (left), the Asia-Pacific regional vice-president of Bacardi-Martini, and his daughter Olivia, eight, try their hand at plate-spinning after a quick lesson by members of the KELY Support Group circus school at the Peak Galleria.

20 Dec 2001 - 12:00am


HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Staff at Morgan Stanley celebrate after raising $480,000 for Operation Santa Claus in a charity auction. Prizes ranged from homemade cakes to airline tickets, and included a mystery date with one of the company's bankers. The proceeds go to KELY Support Group, which helps young people deal with problem issues.

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18 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Benevolent bachelor under the hammer

An eligible bachelor put himself up for auction to aid this year's Operation Santa Claus campaign.

A dinner date with the junior investment banker at Morgan Stanley, who asked to remain anonymous, was up for grabs at the bank's online charity auction.

17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Soccer tournament nets $250,000

Footballers combined their competitive urges with the spirit of charity to raise $250,000 in a five-a-side tournament at Stanley Fort.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Musicians tune in to help youngsters

Folk musicians from all walks of life gathered to raise money to help young people with drug, alcohol and other problems.

10 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Education a weapon in fight against drugs

Interaction and education are the keys to creating a drug-free culture among young people in Hong Kong, a local aid group says.

KELY Support Group executive director Spencer So Siu-hong said young people must be educated with a permanent set of skills to help them beat drugs for good.

7 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Swire gives $100,000 Christmas box

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A cheque for $100,000 was presented to executive director of the KELY Support Group Spencer So Siu-hong in the presence of Santa Claus at Pacific Place.

The award was made by Swire Group director of corporate affairs Andrew Herdman.

5 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Cash windfall ensures young grow together

Hundreds of children with special needs are still reaping the benefits of last year's Christmas present - the $5 million donated by South China Morning Post readers and corporate sponsors of Operation Santa Claus.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am