Events 活動內容
“Operation Santa Claus 2017” Marks its Pearl Anniversary
Over HK$15 Millions Raised for 14 NGOs
Opening Ceremony Highlights 揭幕禮精華片段

Giving is more gratifying than receiving. Over the past 30 years, Hong Kong people have shown their generosity by donating or participating in “Operation Santa Claus” (OSC), one of Hong Kong’s biggest annual fundraising campaigns jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 3 (RTHK) and South China Morning Post (SCMP). The theme for this year is “Changing Lives for Good”. The fundraising campaign, held over the last two months, demonstrated the notable concern and support of the public towards those in need. A total raised of HK$15,154,186 was revealed at the closing ceremony on 16 January by officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing, Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Gary LIU and OSC 2017 Ambassador Gin LEE, and representatives of donors and beneficiaries.

LEUNG Ka-wing and Gary LIU expressed their sincere thanks to the supportive and generous patrons at the event. A number of outstanding donors received awards during the ceremony. Discovery Mind School was awarded “Top School Fundraiser”. The “Most Creative School Fundraiser” went to International College Hong Kong. Apart from schools, corporations also put in much efforts in initiating creative fundraising ideas for the good cause. Morgan Stanley was recognised as “Top Corporate Fundraiser”, and Clifford Chance attained the “Most Creative Corporate Fundraiser”. As for the newly-established Fun4funds awards, St. Clare’s Girls School attained “Top Fundraiser”, and Shung Tak Catholic English College got the “Most Effective Community Contribution” award.

The evening got off to a rousing, and very surprising start, as three internationally acclaimed opera singers who had been posing as waiters and serving our guests, suddenly burst into song. The Singing Waiters, led by tenor Tomos Griffiths (who has appeared many times on the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre London in the lead role of the Phantom Of The Opera), treated the crowd to one of the great opera arias “Nessun Dorma” by a renowned Italian opera composer Puccini. Besides, OSC 2017 Ambassador Gin LEE expressed her appreciation towards people’s generosity and willingness to help the ones in need. She also encouraged the public to pass on the love and support among the society. The song “You’ve Got a Friend” that she performed on stage filled the occasion with warmth.

Closing Ceremony Highlights 閉幕禮精華片段
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「愛心聖誕大行動2017」珍珠禧慶典
逾1,500萬善款資助14間本地慈善團體

有云:行善最樂 福有攸歸。過去30年,大眾積極參與由香港電台第三台及南華早報合辦的大型年度籌款活動「愛心聖誕大行動」,盡展慷慨關懷之心。「愛心聖誕大行動2017」以「有愛『變』最好」作號召,在過去兩個月為14間受惠機構籌款,資助他們拓展更多的社會服務予有需要人士。為慶祝珍珠禧慶典的年度籌款活動順利進行,大會於1月16日舉行閉幕禮,廣播處長梁家榮、南華早報行政總裁劉可瑞,以及「愛心聖誕大行動2017」大使李幸倪(Gin LEE)應邀擔任主禮嘉賓,聯同受惠機構及企業代表揭曉本年度籌得共港幣15,154,186元善款,並頒發獎項嘉許多個優秀籌款團體及支持機構。

活動上,梁家榮及劉可瑞分別向出席的支持機構及團體致謝,讚揚他們在過去多年盡心盡力策劃籌款活動及慷慨解囊。現場更頒發獎項予多個優秀團體,以表揚他們多月來的努力和卓越構思。今年,弘志教育機構(Discovery Mind School)成為「最高籌款大獎(學校)」得主;而「最具創意大獎(學校)」則由沙頭角國際學校(International College Hong Kong)奪得。除學校外,多個團體亦發揮「為善最樂」的精神。「最高籌款大獎(企業)」由摩根士丹利(Morgan Stanley)奪得;高偉紳律師事務所(Clifford Chance)則獲得「最具創意大獎(企業)」。今年新增的「Fun4Funds」項目中,由聖嘉勒女書院(St. Clare’s Girls School)奪得「最高籌款大獎」;而「社區貢獻大獎」(Most effective community contribution award)則由天主教崇德英文書院(Shung Tak Catholic English College)奪得。

活動甫開始,三位享譽國際的歌劇演唱家組成的「The Singing Waiters」化身侍應生,為嘉賓送上茶點。正當嘉賓接過飲料時,他們忽然在旁高歌一曲,為觀眾送上著名意大利歌劇作家普千尼(Puccini)為人熟悉的歌劇詠嘆調《公主徹夜未眠》(Nessun Dorma),以他們別開生面的表演為活動揭開序幕,獲得掌聲如雷。「The Singing Waiters」的男高音歌手Tomos Griffiths曾多次於女王陛下劇院(Her Majesty’s Theatre London)上演的歌劇《歌聲魅影》(The Phantom Of The Opera)擔當主要角色。此外,「愛心聖誕大行動2017」大使李幸倪(Gin LEE)表示很高興看到社會有著一股共襄善舉凝聚力,大家守望相助,希望這份愛得以延續。而李幸倪更上台獻唱助興,送上歌曲《You’ve Got a Friend》。