AIDS Concern Foundation
關懷愛滋

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

自1990年開始,關懷愛滋以提升愛滋病毒感染者的生活質素及遏止愛滋病病毒擴散為己任,為香港建設及達致零新增感染、零標籤及零愛滋病相關死亡的「三零目標」。此項目主要是首次推行流動快速測試服務,在流動車上向大眾提供免費愛滋病抗體及梅毒抗體測試。本項目也會為患者提供接送服務,以方便患者到治療中心進行檢查。

受惠人數:100位愛滋病患者

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.

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Families of SMA Charitable Trust
脊髓肌肉萎縮症慈善基金

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.

脊髓肌肉萎縮症慈善基金致力為患者提供經濟援助,解決他們生活上的困難。此計劃將為患者提供家居復康服務及捐贈醫療器材。

受惠人數:有關脊髓肌肉萎縮症患者

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

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Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation
香港風濕病基金會

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

香港風濕病基金會旨在改善風濕病患者的健康及生活質素。運動在病症管理上十分重要,藉著推廣不同的運動,包括︰地板冰壺、大笑瑜伽和水療,鼓勵患者持之以恆,以促進健康。

受惠人數:1,972人次

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

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Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre
銘琪癌症關顧中心

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.

銘琪中心提供免費癌症支援服務。透過此項目,患者及親友可在悉心設計的治療環境中,得到專科護士即時的資訊支援和協助,以面對癌症帶來的身心挑戰。

受惠人數:逾20,000人次

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.

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