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 Sometimes the food is out-of-date; sometimes it’s rotten; always, it is limited.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!
Geoffrey Yeung (GY)