Hong Kong's business sector and delegates to the nation's top advisory body are to donate millions of dollars to the mainland to combat Sars and help victims of the virus. Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who spearheaded the Business Community Relief Fund for Victims of Sars at the end of last month, said yesterday the fund had decided to donate $15 million out of its total $28 million to the mainland. The news came a week after Hong Kong accepted a consignment of medical supplies, including 113,000 DuPont Barrierman protective gowns and 100,000 shoe covers, from the central government. Each family of a mainland person who dies from the disease will be offered a one-off subsidy of between 10,000 and 20,000 yuan (HK$9,400 to HK$18,800), while those infected with the virus will receive between 1,000 and 2,000 yuan. Mr Tien said the fund would send $10 million to the mainland within 10 days. Hong Kong delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) plan to raise $30 million to help impoverished provinces combat the outbreak. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong will also stage a fund-raising campaign next week to help mainland Sars victims. Several CPPCC standing committee members donated a total of $15 million at a meeting on Tuesday, with tycoons Peter Woo Kwong-ching, Walter Kwok Ping-sheung and Victor Li Tzar-kuoi each contributing $3 million.