Hong Kong Twestival Supports the FCC Charity Fund
Sep 1, 2009
The Global Twestival, celebration of Twitter, is coming to Hong Kong and I am very pleased to say it is supporting the FCC Charity Fund. A great scholarship and language training program that I have been involved with for 7 years.
Here’s the details:
Following the success of the first global Twestival on 12th February, 2009, in which 202 cities participated, Twestival returns in September with a local twist on “Twestival” – the volunteer-run, charity fundraising events for people who know each other through the micro-blogging service twitter.com. The Hong Kong event will take place on 12th September, 2009 at The Culture Club Gallery and Guru raising funds for Hong Kong based FCC Charity Fund that helps educate Hong Kong’s neediest children.
The first 24 hour “‘tweet-up’ with a social conscience” inspired thousands and raised $250,000 for clean water charity, charity: water, and the next event Twestival Local, looks to be even bigger. Twestival Local again gives every city in the world the chance to hold their own Twestival and choose their own local charity. Twitter users in Hong Kong chose FCC Charity Fund based on an online vote, details of which you can see at www.hongkong.twestival.com.
Volunteer teams in Hong Kong and cities across the world are now coming together to survey their communities, nominate causes, plan events, gather sponsors and raise funds.
Hong Kong Twestival organizer Jay Oatway said “We’re so excited about the next Twestival in Hong Kong and working with our great team of volunteers and sponsors to raise funds for FCC Charity Fund. We’re hoping to see lots of Hong Kong Twitter users coming along to have an amazing time with us and generate lots of cash and awareness!”.
Details of the event:
Venue: The Culture Club Gallery and Guru (2 adjacent clubs)
Address: 13-15 Elgin Street (Lower), Soho, Central
Time: 8:30-11:30 pm on 12th Sep 2009
Features: Live music, DJs, comedians, big screens, instant twitter messages, attractive door prizes & luck draw prizes (including Raymond Weil watch, Skagen Watch, dine-dining coupons, etc).
Includes 2 Carlsberg beers, 1 raffle tickets, 1 goodie bag, donation and a lot of fun.
Tickets available at Amiando
About FCC Charity Fund
The ‘FCC Charity Fund’ has raised more than HK$23 million over the past seven years and awarded university scholarships to 63 students from Hong Kong’s low-income families through The Po Leung Kuk/Henrik Nielsen/Foreign Correspondents’ Club Scholarship Fund, as well as funding language training centres through The Po Leung Kuk/JP Morgan/Foreign Correspondents’ Club Language Training Program and The Po Leung Kuk/Merrill Lynch/Foreign Correspondents’ Club Children’s Learning Centre and Child Welfare Centre.
JP Morgan has generously partnered with the FCC Charity Fund since the first Language Training Centre (LTC) was established five years ago at the Po Leung Kuk headquarters in Causeway Bay, a facility that gives 300 PLK children in residence the chance to learn English and Putonghua. The unique and creative teaching style designed by the LTC team has made learning a foreign language easier and more fun for the children.
The FCC Charity Fund is proud to announce the opening last May of The Po Leung Kuk/Merrill Lynch/Foreign Correspondents’ Club Children’s Learning Centre and Child Welfare Centre in Lei Muk Shue in Kowloon. Initially, the centre is providing the much needed language course to 150 children from underprivileged families in that area. The FCC Charity Fund and its partner sponsors strongly believe that these language skills will help the children better cope with the challenging requirements of today’s business world.
In addition to financial support for its 63 university scholarship students, the Charity Fund assists its scholars with internships and employment support through the vast network of the FCC’s members who represent diverse industries and professions. FCC scholars are currently employed at Hong Kong’s top law firms as well as various media, hospitality, medical, technical and financial institutions.
For more information on, please see the contact list below.
Twestival Hong Kong:
Web site: http://hongkong.twestival.com