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March 13th, 2013, in News

Roger Dubuis supports RDA's Annual Charity Ball in Hong Kong

Riding for the Disabled Association Annual Charity Ball 2013, jointly presented by Paragon International Limited and Hackett London, was successfully held on the 23rd February 2013 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong.

This year, about 400 honorable guests, community partners and avid supporters of RDA gathered to support this major fundraising event. The guest of honor this year was Dr. Ko Wing Man, BBS, JP, the Secretary for Food and Health.
Other guests included Paragon International Limited’s Managing Director & RDA Annual Charity Ball Committee Chairman Mr. Daniel Chan, RDA President & the HKJC Chairman Mr. T. Brian Stevenson, SBS, JP, the HKJC Deputy Chairman Dr Simon S. O. Ip, CBE, JP, RDA Chairman Mr. KK Yeung, JP, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao Ms. Caroline Wilson and the Managing Director of Roger Dubuis Ms. Tamie Toledano.

Before the banquet officially began, Dr. Ko Wing Man, BBS, JP extended a warm welcome to all the guests, briefly introducing RDA’s mission and services.
Over the past 38 years, RDA has actively been promoting rehabilitative riding to the disabled community to help build their self-confidence, balance and co-ordination. This provision complements the Government’s rehabilitation programmes. Besides promoting therapeutic riding, RDA is also committed to the development of equestrian sport in Hong Kong with the aim of training high potential riders to compete in local, regional and international competitions.

The highlight of the evening was the live auction and the charity singing by Celebrity singers Dr. York Chow GBS, SBS, MBE, JP, Dr. Simon S. O. Ip, CBE, JP, Mr. Anthony W K Chow SBS, JP, and Mr. Apollo Ng. The money raised in total was $624,000. The first item, a Roger Dubuis La Monégasque watch was won with a bid of $138,000 by the Senior Vice President of Canon Hong Kong Co. Ltd. Mr. Mingo Tang. The second item, a set of 1996 Ch. Lafite & 1996 Ch. Margaux was won by Chairman & CEO of Cheong Tai International Holdings Ltd. Ms. Irene Tang with a bid of $108,000. The third item, a Cartier watch was auctioned by Ms. Amanda Chau, the director the China Investment Banking of CITI Bank at $100,000. The fourth item, a Coronet Solitaire 18K necklace was won by Mrs. Purviz R. Shroff with a bid of $100,000. The second to last item, a watch of a well known brand was won by the Chairman & CEO of Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. Dr. Simon Kwok, BBS, JP, with a bid of $108,000. The final item, a limited edition master Xubeihong’s printing, of which there are only 200 copies, was won by the HKJC Steward Mr. Anthony W K Chow SBS, JP, with a bid of $70,000.

This year, the total amount raised was an impressive $3.88 million, which will be put into maintaining and improving our core service. Thank you once again for all your generous support to RDA.