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Operation Santa Claus

Children treated to a Christmas party and a visit from Santa Claus at L’hotel Nina in Tsuen Wan

  • The hotel group gave youngsters from across the city some seasonal cheer, with its top executives dressing up as Santa’s helpers
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 December, 2018, 10:01am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 December, 2018, 10:01am

About 60 children and their parents from various districts of Hong Kong got together and enjoyed a festive party earlier this month, thanks to the work of a hotel group that aims to build stronger bonds with youngsters in the community.

The families were invited by L’hotel Group to a Christmas buffet at L’hotel Nina et Convention Centre in Tsuen Wan on December 8.

In addition to a wide selection of party nibbles, organisers treated their guests to an array of performances such as magic shows and acrobatics.

L’hotel’s executives donned their Santa outfits and got into the spirit of things by taking part in fun activities.

Father Christmas added a festive touch by delivering “ho ho ho” around the banquet room and calling on the young children sitting at different tables.

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The youngsters, aged from three to 10, were members of the FHL Adventure Education Centre, a charity that organises educational activities for children.

Nicholas Yim Kwok-ming, L’hotel’s managing director, said the chain was keen to take part in various community services and that the Christmas party was part of the group’s effort to engage with children in the community.

“Children are our future,” he believed.

Schoolchildren on the march in Hong Kong for Operation Santa Claus

The group has partnered with a range of charity projects, including Operation Santa Claus, the annual fundraising campaign jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and public broadcaster RTHK.

Keven Chan Tin-yau, general manager of L’hotel Nina et Convention Centre, said the group recently launched an art campaign at its six properties in Hong Kong to raise funds for charity. Selfie lovers were given the opportunity to have some of their favourite snaps displayed on a wall-sized collage by making a donation.

“We hope everyone, including staff and guests at our hotels, and those who have the means to help the less fortunate members in society can take part in the charity event,” Chan said.

He also hoped the party held at the hotel could give children a memorable experience.

“We look forward to working on new projects for children with [Operation Santa Claus],” he added.

Hugh Chiverton, head of RTHK’s English programme service, said he hoped projects supported by the charity drive could help more people in need.

How you can give:

Donate online by credit card at osc.scmp.com/donate

Donate at an ATM or at any HSBC branch (account no: 502-676299-001 for SCMP Charities Ltd Operation Santa Claus)

Donate with a cheque payable to “SCMP Charities Ltd – Operation Santa Claus” and mail it to: Operation Santa Claus, South China Morning Post, 19/F, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

Donations of HK$100 or more are tax-deductible. If you would like a tax receipt, please send the completed donation form and original bank receipt, with your name, address and phone number, to the above address. Please call +852 2680 8159 or email [email protected] with any inquiries, or visit us online