Po Leung Kuk, the welfare organisation founded on the principles of protecting and supporting children, has been named as the official charity for next month’s GFI HKFC Tens. The charity will receive all proceeds from the HK$100 entrance fee charged on the second day of the tournament, as well as all on-site donations. Entry is free on the event’s first day. “We would like to express our pride in appointing Po Leung Kuk as the official charity for this year’s Tens,” said Chris Harker, chairman of the tournament organising committee, during a visit to the charity’s office in Causeway Bay. “It was rewarding to see a little of the tremendous work they do, and to meet many of the children and staff. We take our community responsibilities very seriously and look forward to deepening our relationship.” Po Leung Kuk, which looks after children up to the age of 18 and performs a number of other community services, includes rugby among its sporting activities and a group of youngsters will be invited to watch the Tens. Bridget Yu, Po Leung Kuk’s principal social services secretary, said that all the money donated would be allocated to the charity’s Special Children Development Fund. “I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the HKFC Tens committee for their contributions and effort, which have brought a lot of positive energy to the children in need,” she said. Now in its 29th year, the Tens is sanctioned by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and will be held at Hong Kong Football Club on March 26 and 27 – the Wednesday and Thursday before the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.