HUNDREDS of students from the Hong Kong Baptist University recently took part in a charity fund-raising campaign to raise money for orphans in war-torn countries. Several booths were set up at the library podium from noon to 5 pm, where students and staff raised funds by taking part in a variety of exciting games. The activity was part of the university's Christian Emphasis Week. There were also fabulous prizes for winners. The organisers were delighted with the campaign's success as they had raised over $3,000 by the end of the day. The proceeds will go to the Christian Education Development and Relief Fund (CEDAR), an inter-denominational Christian agency. Student organiser Iris Wong Shuk-ching said: 'It was a good experience for us. We feel good that we have been able to organise this charity campaign and do something for the children who desperately need our help. 'The activity has also taught us the importance of loving and showing our concern for others. 'Although the sum is small, it will make a difference. The activity was our way of showing how we feel about needy children. 'We will continue to support CEDAR's appeal for war orphans and organise similar fund-raising activities in the future,' she added. Baptist University chaplain Dr Kang Chin Huat said: 'I am very impressed with the students' enthusiasm and all the effort they put into the event. 'I believe the campaign helped promote the spirit of caring among the students,' Dr Kang said, adding that the university would host a Chinese painting exhibition by Gina Gunak-Durgaram this month to raise more funds. CEDAR chairman Kenneth Lo Ka-man said: 'The cash will go to the war orphans in Rwanda, Sudan, Bosnia and Croatia. 'Our aim is to help relieve poverty, suffering and distress and to prevent disease among the orphans around the world. 'We appreciate a lot the students' efforts and hope their campaign would help enhance public awareness about the orphans.'