Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Raised So Far : HKD 0

Target : HKD 100


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Target : HKD 5,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

I will be taking part in Hungry For Change in 14/10/2014 and aiming to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd Hungry for Change is Justice Centre Hong Kong campaign aimed at raising awareness for the plight faced by one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in HK- the refugees. I have worked at Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (now Justice Centre) before- it is there I heard heartbreaking stories of the persecuted, I saw men breaking down and crying in front of me because of the trauma and helplessness, and I realized that fleeing to HK is escaping from one hell to go to another hell for them. Refugees are not allowed to work in Hong Kong. Therefore, they have no money to buy their own food. The government now provides food assistance to refugees via an organization called the ISS. ISS then contact third party suppliers around the city to supply bags of food to refugees. Every 10 days (sometimes 5), refugees go to convenience stores far away from where they live to pick up a bag of food worth HK$40 per day. Sometimes the food is rotten/ has expired. And before you even doubt whether HK$40 per day is actually enough, it is noteworthy that since food is provided in kind, refugees do not even have the freedom to choose and buy their own food with HK$40 per day. Imagine living with such food for not just 3 days, but months, or even years... (a lot of asylum seekers are stuck in HK for many years...) Please help by donating to Justice Centre Hong Kong. Where will your money go? FOOD Because of the difficulties refugees face in accessing food, when they join programmes at our centre, we try to offer them and their children something to eat and drink. We currently provide some sandwiches through a partnership with Feeding Hong Kong. But demand outstrips supply. Sandwiches aren’t enough, and we are financially stretched to provide other food such as fruit and baked goods to the people we support. Your donations will helps us provide tea, coffee, fresh baked goods, fruit, biscuits and other snacks when refuges are accessing our legal and psychological support services. Refugees often travel more than an hour by public transport to our centre, and their appointment may take more than 2 hours. Then they have to travel home. Giving them and their families healthy, fresh food while we are providing legal and psychological support is an essential and valuable part of our service. ADVOCACY Real change does not happen without advocacy. At Justice Centre, we do advocacy work to try to change public policies and practices in ways that will have a positive impact on refugees’ lives. Advocacy can take place at a variety of levels from schools and local communities through to international institutions, and include diverse methods including lobbying, media work, popular campaigning (like the Hungry for Change campaign), and changing public attitudes. Your donations through this campaign will support us to work to try to bring about real change in refugees lives, especially in relation to their food, housing and other basic needs. Sharon Yuen  

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Raised So Far : HKD 700

Target : HKD 0


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Dear friends, thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page. I will be taking part in Hungry For Change in 14/10/2014 and aiming to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd. Hungry For Change is a campaign to raise awareness for the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers in Hong Kong. Imagine if you had no cash, but only bags of food every five to ten days said to be worth HK$40 for three meals a day from which to feed yourself? How would you do it? This is how refugees are expected to eat in Hong Kong. From a meagre bag of food worth just HK$40 per day, that’s HK$13 per meal. Refugees in Hong Kong are not allowed to work, so they have no money to buy their own food. They have to pick their food up every five to ten days, pre-packaged from a grocery store that is usually far away from where they live. Sometimes the food is out-of-date; sometimes it’s rotten; always, it is limited. But we think it doesn’t have to be this way. Because in a city of plenty, no one should have to eat like this. From 14 October 2014 until the World Food Day on 16 October 2014, I will eat for HK$40 per day for 3 days to bring life to the experiences of refugees in Hong Kong. This of course in no way compares to the difficulties that refugees in Hong Kong face, but I will also sign (and I invite you to do the same) a petition to ask the government to give refugees cash to allow them buy their own food and eat in dignity: https://www.change.org/p/the-hong-kong-government-let-refugees-eat-in-dignity Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to my charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! All donations will go to Justice Centre and will be used for providing food to refugees and, more importantly so, to support their advocacy work for refugees' rights in Hong Kong. Through the clinical legal education programme at HKU, I have come to understand the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers in Hong Kong and their stories had moved me to tears for innumerable times. The way they are treated in Hong Kong is devoid of humanity and dignity. I call upon everyone to understand more about their issues and I sincerely invite you to join me in supporting this marginalized and misunderstood community. Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Warmest regards, Geoffrey Yeung (GY)  

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Raised So Far : HKD 1,000

Target : HKD 500


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

From October 14-16, I am going to spend just HK$40 a day on food to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong’s work with refugees. Refugees are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. Many of them have fled the most unspeakable traumas like conflict,rape and torture in countries like Somalia, Togo, Pakistan and Syria. They come to Hong Kong often with nothing but the clothes on their back looking for protection, only to find themselves existing under a glittery skyline with no right to work, poor living conditions and facing a constant struggle to survive. As refugees cannot work to pay for their own food, the Hong Kong Government gives them pre-packaged bags of food, which they pick up every ten days from a shop often far from where they live. The food is said to be worth HK$40 per day, supposed to cover three meals per day and last for ten days. But, when we pricecompare the food they receive with food for sale in supermarkets, we see that the food they get is worth much less. Often it runs out before the ten days is up; sometimes it is expired; always it is limited in quality and quantity. From October 14-16, I am living on HK$40 for three meals per day in solidarity with Hong Kong’s refugees. A budget of HK$40 per day for food doesn’t stretch very far in Hong Kong, yet refugees have to survive on even less. Please sponsor me through this challenge so that I can raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong’s food and advocacy programmes, and call on the government to improve the food package for refugees through this petition (https://www.change.org/p/the-hong-kong-government-let-refugees-eat-in-dignity). This is going to be a drastic change of lifestyle and diet for me, and I am going to need your support and encouragement to help me through this challenge. I aim to raise 1000 and this will only be possible if you support me. Thank you. xxx Kirsty  

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Raised So Far : HKD 700

Target : HKD 1,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hi, thank you for visiting our fundraising page. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor us. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to the Justice Centre. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. This page allows you to follow our progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! We will be taking part in Hungry For Change from 14/10/2014 to 16/10/2014 and aiming to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd Please dig deep and donate, every little counts!  

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Raised So Far : HKD 57,950

Target : HKD 0


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

How much did you spend on coffee this morning? Well, a team of Linklaters staff is going to be surviving on HK40 (a little over USD5) a DAY for food and drinks for three days from 14 - 16 October. Why are they doing this?! Refugees in HK are not allowed to work so they have no way to survive whilst they await the determination of their claims other than to rely on food supplied by the government. They get a bag of food said to be worth HK40/day - however, as they are provided the actual food through food distribution centres, and not food coupons, the actual market value is even less than that. The Hungry for Change campaign is about raising awareness of the living conditions for refugees in HK, and pushing for change in the way food is provided to them. Allowing refugees to eat with dignity. So, we'll be surviving on HK40 a day, and experiencing just a little of what it is like to live like a refugee in Hong Kong. We will be raising money for Justice Centre Hong Kong, an NGO which works to support the rights of refugees and torture survivors. Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Thank you! Linklaters Hong Kong Team  

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Raised So Far : HKD 74,530

Target : HKD 50,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hi, thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to my charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! I will be taking part in Hungry For Change in 14/10/2014 and aiming to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Deborah Papworth  

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Target : HKD 0


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

How much did you spend on coffee today? Well, a team of Linklaters staff are going to be surviving on HK40 (a little over US$5) a DAY for food and drinks for three days from 14 - 16 October. Why are they doing this?! This is part of the Hungry for Change campaign. Refugees in HK are not allowed to work so they have no way to survive whilst they await the determination of their claims other than to rely on food supplied by the government. But they don't get a food allowance - they get a bag of food, said to be worth HK40/day. So actually the real value is even less than HK40/day. The campaign is about raising awareness of the conditions of refugees in Hong Kong, and at the same time raising funds for Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation which works to protect the rights of refugees and torture survivors. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor us and the proceeds are immediately sent directly to Justice Centre. Our page allows you to follow our progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! Please consider donating to support our efforts - every little counts! Linklaters Hong Kong Team  

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Raised So Far : HKD 0

Target : HKD 0


Fundraising for:
Justice Centre Hong Kong

How much did you spend on coffee today? Well, a team of Linklaters staff are going to be surviving on HK40 (a little over US$5) a DAY for food and drinks for three days from 14 - 16 October. Why are they doing this?! This is part of the Hungry for Change campaign. Refugees in HK are not allowed to work so they have no way to survive whilst they await the determination of their claims other than to rely on food supplied by the government. But they don't get a food allowance - they get a bag of food, said to be worth HK40/day. So actually the real value is even less than HK40/day. The campaign is about raising awareness of the conditions of refugees in Hong Kong, and at the same time raising funds for Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation which works to protect the rights of refugees and torture survivors. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor us and the proceeds are immediately sent directly to Justice Centre. Our page allows you to follow our progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! Please consider donating to support our efforts - every little counts! Linklaters Hong Kong Team  

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Target : HKD 0


Fundraising for:
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hi, thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to my charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! I will be in October and aiming to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd. Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Adela Kamaragoda  

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Target : HKD 5,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hong Kong's refugees get only HK$40 a day (US$5.16) worth of food from the government. That's the price of just one meal! I've seen the rations asylum seekers get, and it is heartbreaking. That's why I am taking on Hong Kong Justice Centre's HK$40 a day challenge from October 14 to 16. For three days, I will live on whatever I can cobble together from HK$40. I would love to have your support for this challenge through a sponsorship. Your money will enable the Justice Centre to provide food to refugees when they are accessing their amazing legal and psychological support services. In the meantime, follow me through the challenge here on my blog!: http://joyceman.wordpress.com  

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Raised So Far : HKD 2,500

Target : HKD 0


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

IN THE THIRD MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD, WE WILL HAVE TO LIVE OFF HK$40 (US$5.16) A DAY, OR HK$13 (US$1.72) A MEAL, FOR FIVE DAYS!! We can't take food donations and even bottled water will count as money spent. Why are we doing this? Because the Hong Kong government only provides US$5.16 a day to refugees to spend on food, an amount that we're soon to discover is not enough for mere subsistence. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor us. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to Justice Centre Hong Kong. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. Our page allows you to follow our progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join us and get involved yourself! Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! AND, if you're interested in joining us for the challenge, let us know and we'll sign you up! Montse and Sue Clifford Chance Team  

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Raised So Far : HKD 41,400

Target : HKD 30,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hi, thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to my charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! From October 14-16, I am going to eat on only HK$40 a day to raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong’s work with refugees. Refugees are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. Many of them have fled the most unspeakable traumas like conflict, rape and torture in countries like Somalia, Togo, Pakistan and Syria. They come to Hong Kong often with nothing but the clothes on their back looking for protection, only to find themselves existing under a glittery skyline with no right to work, poor living conditions and facing a constant struggle to survive. As refugees cannot work to pay for their own food, the Hong Kong Government gives them pre-packaged bags of food, which they pick up every ten days from a shop often far from where they live. The food is said to be worth HK$40 per day, supposed to cover three meals per day and last for ten days. But, when we price-compare the food they receive with food for sale in supermarkets, we see that the food they get is worth much less. Often it runs out before the ten days is up; sometimes it is expired; always it is limited in quality and quantity. From October 14-16, I am living on HK$40 for three meals per day in solidarity with Hong Kong’s refugees. A budget of HK$40 per day for food doesn’t stretch very far in Hong Kong, yet refugees have to survive on even less. Please sponsor me through this challenge so that I can raise money for Justice Centre Hong Kong’s food and advocacy programmes, and call on the government to improve the food package for refugees through their petition. This is going to be a big change of lifestyle and diet for me, and I am going to need your support. Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Thank you! Aasha  

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Raised So Far : HKD 14,300

Target : HKD 10,000


Fundraising for:
Justice Centre Hong Kong

RUN FOR A REASON... My competitive spirit always seems to get the best of me, so when my good friend West Riggs told me he was going to run the full Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, I couldn't possibly let him pursue his quest alone. The endeavor is even more appealing to me given the official motto of this year's jaunt: "RUN FOR A REASON". MY REASON TO RUN? If you have spoken with me for even as little as five minutes in the past five years, you probably already know my passion and my reason - To raise funds to support the strongest, most courageous and most resilient people I have ever met - my refugee clients. I began working as a volunteer attorney at the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (HKRAC) in February 2008. I represented refugees who arrived in Hong Kong and were seeking protection from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Later I started HKRAC's clinical partnerships with the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong to educate and train Hong Kong law students in providing legal services to refugees. Through my work with HKRAC, I have met innocent children, determined teenagers, devoted parents and passionate grandparents who have had to run distances much longer than 26.2 miles to save their lives. My run will HONOR their STRENGTH, COURAGE and RESILIENCE. The night before I run, I will enjoy a delicious pasta dinner with my children, husband and friends before going to sleep in my warm bed. The night before the refugees I represented ran, many of them witnessed their loved ones being murdered, their homes burnt to the ground and their land destroyed. While I run, I will celebrate all of you who are supporting me, my clients and this cause. Hopefully, I will also see many of your faces cheering me along as I run. While my clients ran, they feared for their lives and they mourned the loss of their family members. When I finish my run, I will celebrate life surrounded by my children, my husband and my friends before I go to sleep again in my warm bed. When my clients arrived in Hong Kong, they did not finish their runs. They may have celebrated the safety of Hong Kong, but they did not go to sleep in a warm bed, and their runs are far from over. They have not arrived home. They are not surrounded by their family and their friends. They have their STRENGTH, COURAGE and RESILIENCE, but they are also filled with heartache, pain and uncertainty. My run and your donation will help to alleviate some of that heartache, pain and uncertainty. Your donation will help HKRAC provide legal representation for refugees in Hong Kong. Your donation will help my clients cross their finish line. Thank you for joining me in CELEBRATING HUMAN STRENGTH, COURAGE AND RESILIENCE! HOW TO GIVE: Click on the "Donate Now" button in the top right corner of this page or contact me directly to discuss other options. NOTE THAT 780 HKD equals roughly 100 USD. BENEFITING: Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre EVENT: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2013 EVENT DATE: 24 February 2013 TARGET AMOUNT: 400,000 HKD Believe it and it will happen! Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to the HKRAC. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it's also a really cost efficient way for HKRAC to raise funds. My page allows you to follow my progress; share it with friends; voice encouragement or even join me and get involved yourself! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!  

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Raised So Far : HKD 88,255

Target : HKD 400,000


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Justice Centre Hong Kong

Hi, thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page!!! One of Hong Kong’s most iconic sporting events has returned after a 33-year absence - The Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race! Yes, on 21st October I will be braving E-Coli levels grossly over human safety standards to swim in the 1.5 kilometers race across Hong Kong Harbour to raise funds and awareness for the extremely worthwhile charity, The Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre - a non-profit, human rights organisation that provides free advice and support to refugees applying for protection from the UN Refugee Agency. All donations will go directly towards continuing to support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society. Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor me. You'll be able to follow my progress; share it with friends and voice encouragement! Please dig deep and donate, every little counts! Many Thanks! Toby  

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Raised So Far : HKD 10,550

Target : HKD 9,000