The Closeteur is proud to be the media partner and sponsor HKRU Charity Ball 2018.
Get ready to Rock n Roll with World famous band Foreigner, to be joined by Po Leung Kuk Student’s Choir to sing their wordwide#1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, to raise funds for PLK’s educational and rugby programmes. Less than four weeks away, Hong Kong’s biggest event of the year, hosted by The Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation is pleased to announce the HKRU Charity Ball 2018. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, at the Hong Kong Convention Centre (HKCEC). This year’s event will star iconic rock band, FOREIGNER, who is making a welcome return to Hong Kong after 25 years. The last time this iconic band was in Hong Kong was 1993.
Foreigner celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and continues to enjoy sold-out world tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. At Foreigner’s core is the founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary whose multi-layered talents continue to guide the band to new horizons. With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is responsible for some of rock and roll’s enduring anthems includingJuke Box Hero, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting ForA Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, which the band will sing together with the Po Leung Kuk children’s choir:
Now in its 17th year, the glamorous black-tie gala, one of the highlights of Hong Kong’s social calendar, raises funds for various educational and rugby programmes, with Hong Kong’s Po Leung Kuk (PLK) as the main beneficiary.
The annual fundraising event has raised over HK$90 million for educational and rugby programmes that help improve the lives of less privileged children in Hong Kong.
‘Inclusive Rugby’ is a programme that gives youngsters from Po Leung Kuk and other special educational needs schools the opportunity to experience an organised team sports activity. At the first Inclusive Rugby Fun Day, one teenage girl who suffers from Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that can cause delayed growth development, intellectual disability, low muscle tone and seizures, spoke positively and enthusiastically about the experience of playing rugby, the joy of scoring, and the camaraderie with her teammates.
“The Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation is very proud to be partnering with Po Leung Kuk, and together we are committed to helping youngsters in our community realize their potential through sport and education,” said Robbie McRobbie, CEO, Hong Kong Rugby Union. “Our programmes help instil in youngsters key values, enhance life skills, broaden their horizons, build friendships, and also provide a lot of fun along the way. We firmly believe sport, and Po Leung Kuk can help change lives.”
The Foundation’s Tackling Life programme has introduced rugby to over 5,000 PLK youngsters in the residential care centre, learning centres, and 21 primary schools.
Funds are raised through individual and corporate donations, ticket sales, live and silent auction, and sale of raffle tickets.
Tickets for the HKRU Charity Ball are priced at HK$ 2,588. Guests can expect pre-dinner cocktails, four-course gourmet dinner complemented by high quality French and Italian wines, and an unforgettable concert by one of the world’s greatest rock bands, Foreigner.
For booking information and ticket purchase, here
The HKRU Charity Ball accepts donations in cash or kind. Please visit the website.
To receive more information about the fundraising activities of the Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation and its work with Po Leung Kuk, please visit the website.
Look at last year’s highlights here: