We are thrilled to inform you that our gala dinner on May 20th was a huge success with 600 guests attending our 10 Year anniversary celebration! The theme “Our Giving Tree”, taken from a well-loved children’s book by the same title, not only signifies the importance of giving back to the community, but also celebrates how we have grown and flourished over the past ten years, to become what it is today – the leading advocate of family literacy in Hong Kong.
Guests dressed in gold, glitter and green were entertained by a magical shadow dance from the First Asia’s Got Talent Grand winner, El Gamma Penumbra from The Philippines. Emcees, Kevin Lam and Sandra Ng joined forces with renowned auctioneer, Elaine Kwok to help raise much needed funds. Guests enjoyed buying English and Chinese children’s books from the spectacular tree-themed pop-up book shop on display in the convention foyer. BMABHK Founder, Mrs. Su Chen said, “Ten years ago, we had a little dream, for little people to make a little difference in our daily lives. To have the support of so many familiar and new friends tonight fills our heart with joy, encouragement and gratitude.” Referring to the lack of reading culture in Hong Kong, BMABHK Founder Mr. James Chen added “Going forward, for the next ten years, we would like to see all children in Hong Kong being read to from birth. We would also like to incorporate reading aloud into our school curriculum. Bring Me A Book is here to help our children and their family to enjoy, discuss and debate great books instead of the repetitive drudgery of grammar and phonics.” The Founders are grateful for the dedication of Jacqueline Sun and Peggy Yeoh in organising this spectacular event, and extend their appreciation to all committee members for their continuous and generous support. Proceeds of the gala dinner will fund book replenishment, training programs and allow us to continue advocacy work for the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong.
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