Company News - 22 June 2019

AMTD Foundation Sponsored the 2019 Caritas Charity Show

On Jun 22nd, with AMTD Foundation providing its support for the 12th consecutive year, the annual Caritas Charity Show was successfully held at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. As representatives of AMTD, Mr. Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Foundation, Mr. Yatkin Sin, Chief of Staff of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Foundation, led a team of AMTD staff attend and provide support for the show. During the airtime of the show, kind hearted people from all walks of life in Hong Kong made their donation through the hotline sponsored solely by AMTD Foundation, spreading their love for Hong Kong.

As one of the largest non-profit organizations in Hong Kong, Caritas was founded in July 1953 by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong with the purpose to offer relief and rehabilitation services to the poor and the distressed. The wide-ranging services provided by Caritas can be grouped into four main categories: social work services, education services, medical services, community and hospitality services, to meet the needs of people at different stages of life. In the Spirit of Love and in the Service of Hope, Caritas strives to serve the Last, the Least and the Lost.  Furthermore, the annual Caritas Charity Show is a significant event in Hong Kong.  By inviting celebrities and philanthropists in Hong Kong to perform on stage, they encourage more people to make donations and support Caritas’ community services, which will benefit many of those in needs. This show attracted millions of individuals and over 300,000 families as viewers from all over Hong Kong, raised tens of millions HK dollars in the past 11 years, benefiting over 15,000 elderly people, 10,000 troubled families, 8,000 mentally handicapped people and 6,300 troubled adolescents every year.

Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Foundation (1st left), Yatkin Sin, Chief of Staff of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Foundation(1st right), Cardinal John Tong (2nd left), and Dr. Jacinto Tong, Chairman of this year’s Charity Show Organizing Committee and Vice Chairman and CEO of Gale Well Group (2nd right)

Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Foundation (2nd right), Joseph Yau, Executive Director, SpiderNet & Alliance of AMTD Group (1st right), and Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Chan, BBS, Chairman of Friends of Caritas Executive Committee (left)

Marcellus Wong is accepting the token of appreciation from Joseph Hui, SBS, JP, Honorary Advisor to the Executive Committee of Friends of Caritas

AMTD Foundation, established by AMTD Group to fulfil its commitment to give back to the society and uphold its social responsibility, has been putting in great efforts to promote education, relief poverty, and support people in need in Hong Kong and across the world. Since 2008, AMTD has continuously been working with Caritas to bring together the power across all sectors of society, and sharing love to the public. This year, AMTD Foundation arranged dozens of hotlines encouraging more people to make donations. Over the past few months leading up to the show, AMTD staff representatives have been working closely with Caritas to ensure that the donation hotline will run smoothly on the night of the show, allowing people to make donation through the hotline, and benefiting more people.  AMTD staff representatives further supported the show by attending to the hotlines at the call center during the show, spreading love to the society.

Marcellus Wong, Yatkin Sin, Joseph Yau with AMTD staff representatives