HAPPENINGS: The Transworld Charity Ball, hosted by Yan Chai Hospital and the Transworld Committee, put a noble cause in the spotlight. The committee is made up of university students who are aiming to bridge the gap between youth and the elderly through charity work. The charity ball helps to support their mission.

A fundraising auction took place during the event, with many sponsors donating items from their private collections. Lots included a Cartier Bold Poker Set from a private donor, a Gubelin jewellery set from the brand, a Valentino handbag from the maison, and a two-day packaged trip to Macau donated by MGM Macau.

Rounding off the evening, Transworld Committee members took part in a fashion show featuring pieces by local designers. Vanessa Lam, chairwoman of the Yan Chai Hospital Board, attended the event. We also spotted socialite Veronica Lam, while celebrities Mag Lam and Hubert Wu performed during the gala. 


OVERHEARD It was nice seeing committee members model in the fashion show!


CHIC CHAT with Joy Wang

Tell us more about Transworld Committee.

It's been around for 23 years and is very popular among overseas university students.

How should we eliminate barriers between the young and the old?

It's important to show love and communication. It's important to listen and show [the elderly] you care. If we show them love and care, it will bring them happiness.

Tell us about the charity landscape in Hong Kong.

There are a lot of wealthy families who are active in charity work, but I noticed [when fundraising this summer] the most active citizens are the elderly or those with young families. It is important for Hong Kong, as a whole, to be more charitable.

What was your favourite part of the gala?

The fashion show. It is nice to show the talent of local designers. It was also the first time that committee members were models.