Huey Lewis and the News all set to ROCK for Charity! at the FCCHK 12th Charity Ball

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities - Huey Lewis and the News FCCHK 12th Charity Ball
Huey Lewis and the News Rock for Charity
FCCHK 12rh Annual Charity Ball

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities take great pleasure in announcing the featured performance of the highly esteemed American pop-rock band Huey Lewis and the News during the 12th Annual Charity Ball 2013 of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong (FCC HK).

The charity event billed as “ROCK for Charity!” will be held at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wanchai on Saturday, 5th October 2013, 6:00pm.

The 12th Annual Charity Ball 2013 is in aid of The PLK/UBS/FCC Language Training Program, The PLK/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre, The PLK/UBS/FCC Child Development Program, The PLK/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund, and The PLK/Sprouts Foundation/FCC Education Services Centre.

Tickets are priced at HK$2,388.00 per person, inclusive of dinner and unlimited drinks.

As ever, the Black Tie Dress Code applies.

Raffle tickets are now available for purchase at the FCCHK Reception.

For ticket reservations or other inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Chan Hoi-Lo
charityball@fcchk.org

 

 

 

 

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INXS To Rock FCCHK 11th Charity Ball

INXS To Rock Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong’s 11th Charity Ball

 

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities - INXS FCCHK 11th Charity Ball

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities is proud to announce that renowned Australian rock band INXS will perform during the 11th Annual Charity Ball 2012 of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong (FCC HK).

The charity event billed as “INXS Mystify” will be held at the Grand Hall, HKCEC in Harbour Road, Wanchai on Saturday, 6th October 2012, 6:00pm.Highly regarded in the global music industry, INXS (pronounced “in excess”) garnered acclaim during their early years for their New Wave-Ska-Pop style. Later on, they shifted gears and focused on a harder rock style, with elements of funk and dance.

They have gained nominations and won numerous awards from various award-giving bodies in Australia, the UK and the USA.mains popular up to this day.The 11th Annual Charity Ball 2012 is in aid of The PLK/UBS/FCC Language Training Program, The PLK/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre, The PLK/UBS/FCC Child Development Program, The PLK/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund, and The PLK/Sprouts Foundation/FCC Education Services Centre.

 

Tickets are priced at HK$2,188.00 per person, inclusive of Dinner and Unlimited Drinks. Vegetarian meals are available, provided that a request is placed in advance.

For ticket reservations or other inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Chan Hoi-Lo
charityball@fcchk.org

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10th Anniversary FCC Annual Charity Ball A Record Breaking Success

10th Anniversary FCC Annual Charity Ball A Record Breaking Success as Guests Give Generously for the Children of Po Leung Kuk

Corporate and individual sponsors help make this year’s ball the best ever with a sell-out crowd of 1,500

(Hong Kong – October 15, 2011) – A record-breaking one thousand five hundred guests attending the 10th Anniversary Foreign Correspondents’ Club [FCC] Annual Charity Ball held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre [HKCEC] earlier this month [October 8th] raised the roof as popular 70s rock band, the Doobie Brothers, comprising two original members of the legendary group, performed their most popular and successful hit songs including Listen to the Music, Jesus is Just Alright, Long Train Running, Takin’ It to the Streets, Nobody, Black Water and many others from their fabulous, award-wining repertoire.

The FCC Charity Ball is the club’s annual fund raising event for the Po Leung Kuk/UBS/FCC Language Training Program, the Po Leung Kuk/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre, the Po Leung Kuk/UBS/FCC Child Development Program, the Po Leung Kuk/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund and the Po Leung Kuk/Sprouts Foundation/FCC Education Services Centre, charities that help provide a better future for the underprivileged children of Hong Kong.

The much awaited live auction raised over HK$ 1.3 million with enthusiastic and generous bidders paying handsomely for items like the guitar signed by rock legends Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Keith Richards, Neil Young and many more, the basketball jersey signed by the 1992 USA Dream Team, the Shanghai Tang Mongolian Tent Dinner for 16 persons.  Meanwhile, the silent auction went into a higher gear this year with impressive bids for a host of fabulous items including a Chopard Mille Miglia watch, luxury villa holidays, Pal Zileri made-to-measure suits, and a South African flag signed by Nelson Mandela.

The evening’s party spirit was ignited by the flash mob presentation by 100 Po Leung Kuk students from the PLK Choi Kai Yau School dancing to the lively party song “I’ve Got a Feeling”.

After the auction and the PLK children’s dance presentation, the excitement reached a crescendo when the Doobie Brothers appeared on stage for a thrilling 90-minute show regaling the crowd with all their hits.  The band line up included original band members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and 33-year veteran John McFee.

Aside from ticket sales, a major part of the annual fund raiser is the Raffle Draw which this year gave away top prizes of 2 round trip Continental Air tickets to New York and Chicago with accommodations in suites at the Peninsula New York and Peninsula Chicago, a Chopard limited edition L.U.C Tech Twist watch, 2 round trip Dragon Air business class tickets to Shanghai with stay at The Peninsula Shanghai, stay in a Specialty Suite at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 Cathay Pacific business class tickets to Seoul and other fabulous prizes.

Among the distinguished guests at this year’s ball were Secretary for Education Michael Suen and his wife Rita, current Po Leung Kuk Chairman Dorothy Pong, Sally Leung, David and Mahnaz Lee, John Slosar, Daniel and Suzanne Zigal, David & Avisha Harilela, Bill Nader, Shirley Hiranand, Reyna Harilela, Roland & Tricia Buser, Sandro Bottega, Henrik Nielsen, Georges Nony, Barry Nassberg, Michael Fung and many other high profile business and social figures.

 About the FCC Charity Fund 

The FCC Charity Fund is very proud of the community service projects the charity ball has funded since 2002.  The FCC Scholarship Fund was set up to help underprivileged children who wish to pursue tertiary education.

“Education is a great equalizer and the Po Leung Kuk/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund helps to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that afflicts most poor families in Hong Kong by educating and mentoring Hong Kong’s neediest children.” said David Garcia, Founding Chairman,  FCC Charity Ball, “To date, the Scholarship Fund has awarded 85 scholarships and has produced graduates who are successful professionals in their chosen field.”

In 2005, the Language Training Program (LTP) was launched at the Po Leung Kuk (PLK)  headquarters in Causeway Bay that teaches English and Putonghua to the PLK’s 300 children in residential care, aged 2 to 18 years old.  The program was launched to address the need of Hong Kong employers for a multilingual work force fluent in Cantonese, English and Putonghua.  The Po Leung Kuk/UBS/FCC Language Training Program offers extra-curricular English and Putonghua tuition through a system that makes learning a foreign language fun, interesting and stimulating.

In 2009, the Po Leung Kuk/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre (CLC) and the Po Leung Kuk/UBS/FCC Child Development Program (CDP) opened in Lei Muk Shue to provide language training and family and child development services to the estate residents in the area.  With increased funding from UBS in 2010, the CDP was able to set up the Baby College, a service that works closely with pregnant women and their families and provides structured parent and child programs to help the baby have a complete developmental workout and improve the relationship between young children and their parents.

 

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The Doobie Brothers Rock Hong Kong!

For more details visit the Hong Kong FCC Charity Fund/Charity Ball site now!

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(to read a post-Charity Ball update, click here: David Garcia Hong Kong charities)

The Doobie Brothers To Rock Hong Kong In October 8 Fundraiser!

The  Doobie Brothers,  enduring global icons of rock, will hold a  benefit concert  starting 6 p.m., on Saturday October 8, 2011, at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Entitled “World Gone Crazy,” after their 2010 CD of the same name, the fundraising concert will be held during the 10th Anniversary Charity Ball of the  Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong Charity Fund.

According to David Garcia, Hong Kong FCC Charity Fund Founding Chairman, the Doobie Brothers have been well-known over the years for their support and involvement in various charitable causes, worldwide.

The Doobie Brothers are the latest in an impressive and long list of world-renowned artists who have performed during the past years’ FCCHK Charity Ball. These luminaries in the world of music have included among others, Blondie, Jimmy Buffett, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Toto, Santana, Journey, and Steppenwolf (performing as the World Class Rockers), Sergio Mendes, the Beach Boys and the Charlie Daniels Band.

The FCC Charity Ball is the yearly major fundraiser of the FCC HK Charity Fund. Over the past decade, the Charity Fund has thrived through the generosity of  numerous individuals and corporate sponsors who have been helping address the education of Hong Kong’s neediest children.

Tickets to the Charity Ball are priced at HK$2088, inclusive of dinner and free drinks all night.

The annual black tie event has been consistently held in aid of the Po Leung Kuk (PLK) and its beneficiaries, particularly in the areas of  Language Training, support of a Children’s Learning Centre, a Child Development Programme, the provision of Scholarship Funds and an Education Services Centre.

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities  notes that PLK, a highly-respected Hong Kong social services organization,  has housed, helped to educate, and taken care of numerous indigent children from different parts of Hong Kong.

Through the coming fundraising concert headlined by the Doobie Brothers, more support of the charities will surely be realized. The FCC HK Charity Ball has always been popular for coming up not only with prime quality entertainment, but also making sure that the outcome helps to improve the lives of children, consequently building a stronger future.

This year’s fundraiser is being held in aid of the PLK/UBS/FCC Language Training Program, the PLK/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre, the PLK/UBS/FCC Child Development Program, the PLK/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund, and the  Po Leung Kuk/Sprouts Foundation/FCC Education Services Centre.

Check out more details at: http://fcchkcharityfund.org/charity_ball.html

 

The Doobie Brothers To Rock Hong Kong In October 8 Fundraiser!

The  Doobie Brothers,  enduring global icons of rock, will hold a  benefit concert  starting 6 p.m., on Saturday October 8, 2011, at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Entitled “World Gone Crazy,” after their 2010 CD of the same name, the fundraising concert will be held during the 10th Anniversary Charity Ball of the  Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong Charity Fund.

According to David Garcia, Hong Kong FCC Charity Fund Founding Chairman, the Doobie Brothers have been well-known over the years for their support and involvement in various charitable causes, worldwide.

The Doobie Brothers are the latest in an impressive and long list of world-renowned artists who have performed during the past years’ FCCHK Charity Ball. These luminaries in the world of music have included among others, Blondie, Jimmy Buffett, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Toto, Santana, Journey, and Steppenwolf (performing as the World Class Rockers), Sergio Mendes, the Beach Boys and the Charlie Daniels Band.

The FCC Charity Ball is the yearly major fundraiser of the FCC HK Charity Fund. Over the past decade, the Charity Fund has thrived through the generosity of  numerous individuals and corporate sponsors who have been helping address the education of Hong Kong’s neediest children.

Tickets to the Charity Ball are priced at HK$2088, inclusive of dinner and free drinks all night.

The annual black tie event has been consistently held in aid of the Po Leung Kuk (PLK) and its beneficiaries, particularly in the areas of  Language Training, support of a Children’s Learning Centre, a Child Development Programme, the provision of Scholarship Funds and an Education Services Centre.

David Garcia Hong Kong Charities  notes that PLK, a highly-respected Hong Kong social services organization,  has housed, helped to educate, and taken care of numerous indigent children from different parts of Hong Kong.

Through the coming fundraising concert headlined by the Doobie Brothers, more support of the charities will surely be realized. The FCC HK Charity Ball has always been popular for coming up not only with prime quality entertainment, but also making sure that the outcome helps to improve the lives of children, consequently building a stronger future.

This year’s fundraiser is being held in aid of the PLK/UBS/FCC Language Training Program, the PLK/Merrill Lynch/FCC Children’s Learning Centre, the PLK/UBS/FCC Child Development Program, the PLK/Henrik Nielsen/FCC Scholarship Fund, and the  Po Leung Kuk/Sprouts Foundation/FCC Education Services Centre.

Check out more details at: http://fcchkcharityfund.org/charity_ball.html

 

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