AIDS Concern Foundation

Since 1990, AIDS Concern Foundation has been committed to improving living standards for people living with HIV/AIDS; and to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. In Hong Kong, it aims at achieving "TRIPLE ZERO" vision — ZERO infections, ZERO stigma and ZERO AIDS related death. This project will support the operation of the organisation's first mobile service for AIDS with a new van. The van will offer HIV education and free HIV antibody tests in different areas. The van will also serve to transport people living with HIV to the treatment centre so that they can maintain regular check-ups.

No. of beneficiaries: 100 people living with HIV



They are committed to improving the living standards for people living with HIV and to stop the spread of AIDS. Radio 3’s Peter Lewis, spoke to their Chief Executive, Andrew Chidgey and to Frank, a Person Living With AIDS.


Families of SMA Charitable Trust

Families of SMA Charitable Trust provides financial assistance and runs self-help programmes to relieve hardships of the patients suffering from a ruthless degenerative disease–Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The project this year focuses on the provision of home-based rehabilitative therapies and the donation of medical equipment.

No. of beneficiaries: The registered SMA members who require professional therapy services and/or medical equipment.



Radio 3’s Annalie Chow, spoke to their Executive Committee Member, Maria Wong and one of the beneficiaries, Pui Shan.


Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation

The Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis and rheumatic disorders. Exercise plays an important role in disease management. The project introduces various exercises including floor curling, laughter yoga and hydrotherapy to raise patients' interest and encourage them to maintain health by regular practice.

No. of beneficiaries: 1,972



Jim Gould went along to find out more, and spoke first to the foundation chairman, Dr Chan Tak-hin.


Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre

Maggie's provides free practical, emotional and psychosocial support to people touched by cancer and their families. Through this programme, people are able to receive immediate support from oncology nurses in a purpose-designed building, and become better equipped in coping with emotional and physical changes that cancer brings.

No. of beneficiaries: Over 20,000 attendants, including 1,500 beneficiaries from consultation sessions.



Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is based in a specially designed building in the grounds of Tuen Mun Hospital. Maggie’s Centre provides a range of support, including a drop-in service, for people diagnosed with cancer, their family members and friends. Jim Gould went along to meet one of the users of the centre, and its head, Helen Lui.