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19 December 2017
 
The 10th Community Chest Wine for Millions Raised HK$12 Million
 
The 10th Community Chest Wine for Millions was held on 1 December (Friday) at the Ballroom of Government House. The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR was the Guest of Honour of the event. The event succeeded to raise HK$12 million – an all-time high – with a charity dinner and auction.
 
Organising Committee Co-Chairman Mr Paulo Pong thanked Mrs Carrie Lam for her kind permission to use the venue. The theme of this year’s event was "A Perfect 10". He thanked the renowned chateaus and red wine connoisseurs for their enthusiastic support over the years, and Event Committee Co-Chairmen Mr Stanley Sun and Mr Lucian Yu for their continuous efforts. Thanks also went to sponsors of wine and auction items for this year: Altaya Wines Limited, Dr Daniel Chan, Mr Cheung Chung-kiu, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mr Raymond Hu, Mr Adam Kwok, Dr Simon Kwok, Mr Alan Lo, MBL Wine Group Limited, Melco & Studio City, Mr Stanley Sun, Mr Henry Tang, Mr Simon To, Mr Lucian Yu, as well as Sino Group – Nicholini’s as the catering sponsor. Mr Pong also expressed his gratitude to Mr Leo Kung who initiated this fund-raising idea, and Mr Henry Tang who allowed the first Wine for Millions to be held at the Residence of the Chief Secretary.
 
The evening was brought to a climax with an auction presided by well-known entertainer Mr Nat Chan, bringing the total raised to an impressive HK$12 million.
 
Photo captions:
Photo 1:
"To the success of The Community Chest!"
(From left) Mr Billy Kong, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman; Mr Stanley Sun, Event Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Peter Wong, Executive Committee Chairman; The Honourable  Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Mr Charles Lee, President of the Chest; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Mr Paulo Pong, Mr Lucian Yu, Event Committee Co-Chairmen.
 
Photo 2:
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (center), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Lucian Yu (first left), Mr Paulo Pong (second left) and Mr Stanley Sun (first right), presented a souvenir to Mr Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, one of the auction sponsors.
 
Photo 3:
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (center), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Lucian Yu (first left), Mr Paulo Pong (second left) and Mr Stanley Sun (first right), presented a souvenir to Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman, one of the wine and auction sponsors.
 
Photo 4:
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (center), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Lucian Yu (first left), Mr Paulo Pong (second left) and Mr Stanley Sun (first right), presented a souvenir to Mr Henry Tang, one of the wine sponsors.
 
Photo 5:
The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR (center), accompanied by Event Co-Chairmen, Mr Lucian Yu (first left), Mr Paulo Pong (second left) and Mr Stanley Sun (first right), presented a souvenir to Ms Nikki Ng, representative of Sino Group, the event catering sponsor.
 
Photo 6:
(From left) Mr Stanley Sun, Event Committee Co-Chairman; The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Mr Paulo Pong, Mr Lucian Yu, Event Committee Co-Chairmen
 
Photo 7:
(From left) Dr Lam Man-chan; Dr Jimmy Chi-ho Wong; Mr Henry Tan, Mrs Susan Yew Tang; Mrs Sally Wong Leung; Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Dr Eleanor Kwok; Ms Chan Lai Wai-lin, Winnie; Mr Ngan Hei-keung
 
Photo 8:
(Back row, from left) Mr Philip Ma; Mr Raymond Kwok; Dr Dennis Sun, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr John Chow, Dr Patrick Wang, Dr Allan Wong
(Front row, from left) Mrs Vera Ma; Mrs Helen Kwok; Mrs Betty Sun; Mrs Lucy Wang
 
Photo 9:
(From left) Ms Cecilia Wong; Mr Jacky Wen; Mr Chong Wai-moon; Ms Woo Lan-ying; Mr Nat Chan, auctioneer of the evening; Dr & Mrs Lam Man-chan; Dr Eddie Kwan, Campaign Committee Member
 
Photo 10:
(From left) Mr Leo Kung, Vice Patron; Mr Henry Tang; Mr Lawrence Yu, Campaign Committee Co-Chairman; Mr Billy Kong, Executive Committee Deputy Chairman
 
Photo 11:
(Back row, from left) Mr Paulo Pong, Event Committee Co-Chairman; Mrs Sonia Pong; Mr Stanley Sun, Event Committee Co-Chairman; Mrs Jacqueline Sun, Campaign Committee Member; Mr Lucian Yu, Event Committee Co-Chairman; Mrs Bernice Yu
(Front row, from left) Dr Simon Kwok, Campaign Committee Chairman; Mr Charles Lee, President of the Chest; The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Mr Peter Wong, Executive Committee Chairman
 
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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