British Chamber Activities
We predominantly support schemes working with disadvantaged children and young people in Hong Kong, and environmental projects, which align with our members' concerns.
Chamber Charity Partners
The Chamber raises on average HK$1 million per year for local charities supporting disadvantaged young people in Hong Kong through our programme of Special Events.
In 2012 we have supported Crossroads Foundation, Youth Outreach, and Operation Breakthrough.
To support our fundraising efforts, or to be considered as a beneficiary charity for future events, please contact Phillippa
at the Chamber.
The Chamber has supported Operation Breakthrough
for over ten years, and partners with them to run a boxing event each year. The scheme supports young people from deprived areas in Hong Kong and offers sporting activities, which can really change lives. Our annual 'Breakthrough Boxing' event not only raises funds for the scheme but also provides a focus for the young participants who train hard for the big event, and allows them to feel the support of the business community.
The Chamber is pleased to be a supporting organisation for the Hong Kong Clean Up
. In October, the Chamber staff and some brave volunteer members spent an afternoon cleaning up Wah Fu beach near Pokfulam. The data from our collection has been collated with data from all clean ups taking place in Hong Kong in order to form a clearer picture of the waste affecting Hong Kong's beaches, parks and urban areas. The event also seeks to educate participants about the issue of waste in Hong Kong and to change consumer behaviour.
The Chamber's Environment Committee pioneered this school gardening project in Hong Kong in 2011-2012. Twenty schools took part in the 'Growing Together' pilot project, sponsored by HSBC. The scheme not only encouraged Hong Kong children to get their hands dirty and grow their own produce, but also educated them on issues of food waste and composting. For more information, read the article in our Magazine
The Chamber has been awarded the Caring Organisation award by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services for the past 4 years in recognition of its commitment to caring for employees, the environment and the community. For further details about the scheme, click here