In celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, HKR Care & Share, HKR International Limited’s (“HKRI”) corporate volunteer team, joined hands with teenage volunteers from the T.W.G.Hs Residential Child Care Services to throw a fun-filled party for the elderly at Club Siena, Discovery Bay.
On 22 September 2012, about 40 seniors with an average age of 70 (some nearly 100 years old) and their family members enjoyed a lunch party entitled 老友童樂慶中秋 organised by HKR Care & Sharein collaboration with the T.W.G.Hs Residential Child Care Services and the T.W.G.Hs Circle of Care - A Holistic Community Care Programme for Elders with Dementia.
At the party, the elderly people from the “Circle of Care” programme and teenage volunteers from T.W.G..Hs Residential Child Care Services teamed up with about 25 volunteers from HKR Care & Shareto make tasty mooncakes and create beautiful lanterns.
Following volunteers’ demonstrations and tips offered by the award-winning Executive Chef of Auberge Discovery Bay Patrick Lin, the elderly learned to make snowy mooncakes step-by-step and, with the help of the volunteers, they produced about 170 delicious mooncakes within an hour. These self-made mooncakes would allow them to share their “achievements” and happiness with families and friends during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
In addition to making the tasty mooncakes, the elderly also showcased their amazing creativity by adding colourful decorations and drawing on the lanterns. They enjoyed themselves very much working hand-in-hand with the volunteers. Three most beautiful lanterns were selected and their creators were presented heartwarming prizes! The party ended with a simple and relaxing buffet lunch, and each participating elderly person was given a mooncake donated by HKRI staff.
The Mid-Autumn Party for the Elderly was filled with fun and laughter, bringing the elderly people, the children and the volunteers together to share a very memorable and enjoyable time! HKR Care & Share will continue to collaborate with other social service organisations to serve the community.
About HKRI and HKR Care & Share
HKR International Limited (“HKRI”) has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989, under the Stock Code of 00480. HKRI has diversified interests in real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, property related manufacturing, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.
HKRI’s corporate volunteer team, HKR Care & Share, was set up in 2005. Over the years, HKR Care & Share has been actively supporting community services and partnering with social service organisations to reach out to the less fortunate and offer our help and care to the needy.