Donation Appeal

Kids Ocean Swim Challenge for Alfie

  • Hong Kong
Raised So Far HKD 443,730
88% Complete
Target : HKD 500,000 Raised Offline : HKD 74,690

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 562

  • Jamie Claar

    Great effort!!

    USD 50 15/07/2020

  • Benoît Bouvier

    Félicitations Juliette, Nages comme une championne !

    HKD 150 14/07/2020

  • Jacqueline Cheng


    HKD 200 14/07/2020

  • Mars Yih

    good work!!

    HKD 500 14/07/2020

  • Maria Kovalets

    I hope it will help

    HKD 500 14/07/2020

  • Greg Marten

    HKD 200 13/07/2020

  • Jane Hallows

    Well done the swimmers!!

    GBP 25 13/07/2020

  • Paul Yang

    Good job !!!

    HKD 5,000 13/07/2020

  • Naomi Hong

    HKD 300 13/07/2020

  • Mark Jackson

    HKD 500 13/07/2020

  • Anonymous

    Well done kids and God bless Alfie and family!

    HKD 200 13/07/2020

  • Anthea Wong

    Alfie and his family are in my prayers!!!

    HKD 800 13/07/2020

  • Coralie PELCA

    HKD 200 13/07/2020

  • Kamila Elliott

    HKD 200 13/07/2020

  • Marc Leplingard

    Congratulations to all of you , congrats to Ellie !!! That’s a fantastic project ! Cheers, Gaelle & Marc

    HKD 300 13/07/2020