Windmill Foundation raises funds for China water
HONG KONG: Supported and sponsored by over 20 organisations, the charity dinner for the 5th anniversary of the China Windmill Foundation filled the Aberdeen Marina Club ballroom and raised more than HK$1 million to help fund its mission of bringing clean water to meet the needs on mainland China.
Highlights of the June 13 event – with all 28 tables occupied – included songs by guests and contest raffles that helped raised funds, and the donation of artistic works to benefit the foundation.
China Windmill Foundation executive director Winnie Chow and co-founder Sidney Yuen invited Peng Jian Mei, the executive secretary of the China Charity Alliance as the foundation’s guest of honour. Aside from sharing her experiences in charity work on the mainland, Peng also presented the foundation with two paintings that it could auction off to help raise funds. Peng also accepted the invitation to become one of the foundation’s advisers.
The other guest of honour, DragonAir CEO Patrick Yeung, sang a few songs, to the delight of the audience. Chow and foundation committee member Clement Wong raised HK$10,000 by singing two songs. Guests were also entertained by two professional belly dancers and a jazz band.
China Windmill Foundation is a Hong Kong-based tax-exempt charitable organisation. Since its establishment five years ago, it has installed over 10 windmills and water supply systems in rural areas of China, allowing communities to enjoy clean water for domestic and agricultural use, and significantly improve their health and quality of life.