Donation Appeal

Kids Ocean Swim Challenge for Alfie

  • Hong Kong
Raised So Far HKD 473,036
94% Complete
Target : HKD 500,000 Raised Offline : HKD 93,849

About Appeal

“ Set the bar high !”  is what our beloved teacher Lily taught us, the bilingual classes of CM1 C&D of the French International School of Hong-Kong.

Thanks to Lily ( our English teacher) and Aline (our French teacher) we did our best to achieve academic excellence despite this troubled 2019/2020 year marked by protests in the city and more than 4 months of homeschooling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

When Lily’s 6-years old son Alfie was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia (bone marrow disease), we decided to challenge ourselves in solidarity with what Alfie and Lily’s family are going through.
We are 19 CM1 C &D students willing to overcome our fears, train hard and complete an almost 2.5km open water swim in solo or in 2-kids relay around Middle Island, on Saturday 11thJuly 2020.   
Weather has not dented our determination - we had faced a few storms recently but continued with our swim and were rewarded by rainbows. You can follow the progress of our intense trainings on our blog:

Aplastic anemia is an autoimmune disease in which the body fails to produce blood cell in sufficient numbers. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow by stem cells that reside there.

The proceeds of our fundraising efforts will be directed towards Lily’s family to support directly and indirectly Alfie’s medical treatment.

We welcome all donations through this SimplyGiving website (a small fee will be deducted from your donation, for the service provided by SimplyGiving), or directly to Alfie's family’s account if possible:

Bank Name     HSBC
Bank Account No#   503 566176 292
Bank Account Name Lily PINCKNEY
PayMe: to +852 6801 2588  , or simply scan the ‘PayMe QR code’ shown above, to donate

Bank name: Lloyds Bank
Account no: 00521412
Sort-code: 30-98-74
Account name: Lily PINCKNEY

Bank name: Lloyds Bank
Account no: 00092485
Sort-code: 30-96-61
Account name: Charles P Pinckney

Last but not least, any extra, unneeded amount from the fundraising, will be donated to the UK's NHS , the Hong Kong Children Hospital , and charities linked to Aplastic Anemia.

We all love you Lily and we look forward to seeing you back in school next year !

Alban, Apolline, Axelle, Ellie, Félix, Hadriel, Juliette, Louis B, Louis C, Louis M, Natasha, Naomi , Nicolas, Oscar, Philomène, Raphaël, Sienne, Stanislas and Victor (CM1 A).

Recent Donors 580

  • Edouard Coulombié

    HKD 500 30/08/2020

  • sarah cotillon

    Well done to CM1 for your fantastic fundraising swim. You are all a credit to your wonderful teacher, Lily. Very proud of you !

    HKD 2,500 30/07/2020

  • Céline DIAS

    BRAVO pour cette super initiative et all the best pour Lilly & ALfie !!! ♥♥♥

    HKD 500 30/07/2020

  • Paul Melkebeke

    Succes with the initiative! Paul and Hildegarde

    HKD 500 30/07/2020

  • Edouard Coulombié

    HKD 500 30/07/2020

  • Kayoko Sugiura

    HKD 1,000 28/07/2020

  • The M-Gs

    With best wishes for Alfie

    GBP 150 25/07/2020

  • David Forrester

    HKD 800 25/07/2020

  • Chris PRICE

    Good luck from the Price & May families

    GBP 125 22/07/2020

  • Ann Barry

    EUR 20 21/07/2020

  • Benjamin Aubanton

    HKD 500 17/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    Donated Offline

    HKD 690 16/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    Donated Offline

    HKD 11,488 16/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    Donated Offline

    HKD 500 16/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    Donated Offline

    HKD 3,593 16/07/2020