Oxbridge fund-raising gala lasts whole night long

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong Biennial Varsity Ball was held at the Hong Kong Country Club on Saturday. All tickets were sold out, and the event's glamorous 'red carpet' theme attracted more than 300 alumni and donors.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2011, 12:00am

Raise money for Haiti on night out at Zuma

The To Kwa Wan building collapse was tragic, but imagine that happening to the entire street and then you'll get a sense of the enormity of Haiti's earthquake. A group of local professionals has decided to do something by organising a huge fund-raiser tonight at Zuma.

3 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Women on the block a novel way to raise funds for children

There's recently been no shortage of bachelor auctions. As a fun fund-raising event, guys selling themselves is a popular idea for charities and social groups. Less common are bachelorettes, who organisers are auctioning off at a party tonight for Compassion for Migrant Children and New Day Foster Home.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Fun is fair game once a year

WALK INTO WEST ISLAND School next Friday for its annual fair and you'd be forgiven for thinking you're on the set of the turbo-charged Jack Black School of Rock movie. For rock groups are set to shake the school to its foundations.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Raffle hoopla was ill-conceived

I was interested to read that three parents of children at an ESF school felt their children had come under pressure to sell raffle tickets (Education Post, November 17).

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Raffle request at ESF school ruffles parents

Parents have complained that an English Schools Foundation (ESF) school has put too much pressure on their children to raise funds in an annual raffle.

17 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Raffle request at ESF school ruffles parents

Parents have complained that an English Schools Foundation (ESF) school has put too much pressure on their children to raise funds in an annual raffle.

16 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Sale of raffle tickets stirs debate

Should schools ask their students to sell raffle tickets during the recession?

27 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

$4m with more to come

Urban Property Management's $100,000 donation gave Operation Santa the boost it needed to pass the $4 million mark.

The amount raised so far for the Growing Together charities is $4,116,097.

Thanks to Colliers Jardine for its contribution of $8,000 and to the Hong Kong Players for giving $35,000 of their proceeds from a Christmas pantomime.

27 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Grand total builds as generous contributions pour in

With Christmas Day just five days away, the mailbag has produced $59,100, bringing Operation Santa's grand total to $2,357,146.

Thanks go to Gammon Construction for its contribution of $25,000 and to Doctors Chan, Cheung and Associates for $10,000.

20 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Total reaches $814,751

Special thanks go to British Airways staff for running an event at Chek Lap Kok that raised more than $50,000, bringing the total to $814,751.

'We hope passengers recognised our commitment and enjoyed the evening as a fun way to help others,' said the airline's Nick Moore.

8 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Best of British cuts on show

The sleek and chic turned up at UK Cut, a fashion extravaganza held in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt.

The event showcased eight of Britain's leading designer labels.

Guests turned up for cocktails before the show, which featured designers such as Andrew Groves, All Saint and Megan Parks.

3 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Raffle tickets swoop

Two youths, aged 16 and 18, were arrested in Wong Tai Sin and Tseung Kwan O for alleged involvement in selling forged raffle tickets from a charity organisation.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Democratic Party supporter punched

A Democratic Party supporter was injured in a scuffle with an elderly man as he bought raffle tickets in Causeway Bay yesterday.

At about 1.30pm, the 70-year-old man was beside the party's stall outside Sogo department store, shouting abuse at those wanting to buy the tickets.

25 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Schools give lesson in charity

Schools were rewarded yesterday for supporting Operation Santa Claus.

By the end of the term, 15 schools had donated or pledged $103,000 between them. Two Acer notebook computers were up for grabs, going to the school which raised the most and the school organisers thought showed the best awareness of Operation Santa Claus.

24 Dec 1997 - 12:00am