The French Chamber Gala Dinner
On 1 June, the French Chamber in Hong Kong organised its annual Gala Dinner and celebrated the strong bonds between the Hong Kong and French business communities. The event is also a way to give back to the local community through supporting the French Chamber Foundation.
During the evening, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Dabadie, President of the Foundation and Mrs. Cecilia Cheung, Honorary President of the French Chamber Foundation had the opportunity to explain the Lunch Club Program on stage. It does not only provide affordable and healthy meals to the low- income workers but offers also free coaching, training and job-matching opportunities to the service users. It aims at developing the beneficiaries’ skills to improve their job prospects and, ultimately, their livelihoods.
Thanks to the generosity of the guests, HK $1.6 million was raised from the auctions and the generosity wave. These funds will go towards the operation of the four Lunch Club locations across Hong Kong. The Foundation would like to warmly thank the French Chamber of Commerce for its continuous support and, most importantly, the generosity of the guests. Also, the Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Mrs. Cecilia Cheung for her handsome donation bringing the total funds raised to HK $2.6 million during the evening.