“The Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation” receives HK$1.1 million for Chinese medicine services for the elderly
11 Apr 2017
“The Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation” recently received a donation of HK$1 million from the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation and HK$100,000 from Dr Andrew Lam, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The donations are earmarked for the “Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for the Elderly” provided for elderly people financial subsidies when they seek treatment at HKBU Chinese medicine clinics.
In recognition of the donors who have given so generously to this worthy cause, the Foundation has issued a “Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation Donor Roll” at the HKBU Dr and Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine in the Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building. A ceremony was held today (11 April) to mark the launch of the donor roll.
Officiating at the ceremony were Chairman of the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Dr Hung Yeung Pong-wah; Chairman of the Board of Directors of “The Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation” Dr Andrew Lam; District Governor of the Lions Club International District 303 (Hong Kong & Macao, China) Ms Grace Fung; President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU Professor Roland Chin; Vice President (Research and Development) Professor Rick Wong; Dean of School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) Professor Lyu Aiping; and Associate Vice-President of HKBU and Director of the Clinical Division of SCM Professor Bian Zhaoxiang.
In his speech, Professor Rick Wong, who is concurrently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, said the Foundation has raised more than HK$8 million since its establishment in 2007 and all donations will be spent on the “Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for the Elderly”. With the ageing population in Hong Kong, more and more elderly people are in need of assistance from the Scheme. The Foundation will step up efforts to raise more funding to help the elderly in need of financial subsidies for their health expenditure.
Jointly set up by the University and the Lions Clubs International District 303—Hong Kong & Macao, China in 2007, the Charity Foundation launched the “Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for the Elderly” to provide financial assistance for the elderly seeking Chinese medicine treatment.