Donation Appeal
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Discovery Bay Marina Club Support

Raised So Far HKD 113,544
22% Complete
Target : HKD 500,000

About Appeal

Yesterday, I walked the whiteshirtwalk with so many of you. It was touching to see how our community rapidly came together to support our friends affected by the DBMC announcement. 

People are asking how they can help. So I approached the marina group for permission and have volunteered to raise funds they can utilise in their fight to save this piece of our community. 


What’s happening:
Discovery Bay Marina Club has been a long time part of the greater Discovery Bay community. Many of us have good friends, with families, that spend most of the time in the marina.

As you maybe aware, there was a sudden notice of the termination of debentures, club membership and therefore eviction of the Discovery Bay Marina club boat owners, and their families. 

This has caused complete devastation within our close knit community of Discovery Bay, and Hong Kong. For those not directly impacted, our feelings of disgust at the situation cannot even compare to the shock and life changing devastation that the boat owners and families themselves are experiencing.  

The communities’ thoughts and words of support have been overwhelming, but now many of us outside this immediate crisis would like to help further.  Many have said they want to help them fund the campaign to have HK Resorts International and the Discovery Bay Marina Club reconsider their action. Let's stand together as a unified front and support them in their campaign to stand up for their and our rights within Discovery Bay. 

We have been in contact with the Marina club families and with their permission, we are launching this simplygiving account for supporting them in this struggle. If you feel you cannot support them in any other way then this is your chance to do something tangible to help.  

Use of the funds: 

Funds would be made available at the request of the DBMC members working groups to support the approved:
Media campaigns
Legal initiatives
Contingency investigations

Today it’s the place they stay, their life savings and we want to help them avoid the financial ruin that many are facing.  It may be the Marina this month but who knows what other plans are being hatched to change our community beyond recognition. It is our moment to take a stand and support our friends.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2162366/hong-kong-houseboat-community-200-families-faces-eviction

Recent Donors 116

  • Chris Dobson

    Best of luck DB Marina Community

    HKD 1,500 25/11/2018

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the new Hong Kong where companies are now lying and cheating to please their Mainland investors. Ethics and social conscience? That was the past. Now only profits and the owner's ego count. We must not let them get away with this. This is still Hong Kong, not Mainland China.

    HKD 10,000 30/09/2018

  • Discovery Bay Yacht Club

    We are Behind your Efforts 100%, We are also Sadly affected by this event.

    HKD 5,000 29/09/2018

  • Ai Yoshino

    HKD 2,000 28/09/2018

  • Louise, Lucie and Anaïs Crowther

    HKD 2,500 28/09/2018

  • Josh Ng

    HKD 600 26/09/2018

  • Anonymous

    HKD 1,000 25/09/2018

  • Johann de Jager

    HKD 300 23/09/2018

  • Phil , Kaylie & Francesca Sigston

    HKRI has been quoted "Our Discovery Bay community is an outstanding example of successful collaboration between HKRI and residents where we jointly promote the well-being of the residents..." How does the eviction of 200 families demonstrate collaboration & promote the well being of DB residents? HKRI fails to understand that the spirit, strength and success of the discovery bay community does not come from HKRI! It comes from the folks who live here. HKRI's behaviour in this matter has been unconscionable. HKRI should be held accountable for their greed and the anguish they have caused the families they intend to evict. HKRI boasts, “it is guided by 'PRIIDE' , values - Pioneer, Respect, Innovation, Integrity, Devotion, Excellence”. I ask the directors if these are cliched, empty words of propaganda to fill a brochure, or do you really aspire to these values, and if so this is an opportunity to prove it!

    HKD 2,000 23/09/2018

  • Anonymous

    HKD 600 22/09/2018

  • John Wootton

    HKD 1,500 22/09/2018

  • Anonymous

    HKD 160 22/09/2018

  • Soames Hines

    HKD 1,500 22/09/2018

  • Anonymous

    Over the last several years, HKRI have demonstrated they are more interested in promoting tourism to DB than promoting the community and advancing the quality of life for residents. Examples include the bus loads of people regularly brought in for public holiday activities vs the refusal to provide public use sports pitches for residents. Once again, potential new visitors to an undisclosed marina facility sometime in the future are given priority over existing residents who have committed their family’s financial well-being to a special lifestyle. HKRI continues to erode the trust of its customers and communities. No one should feel confident that HKRI will do the right thing vs what is commercially expedient for them.

    HKD 300 21/09/2018

  • Lukas Wanner

    HKD 1,000 21/09/2018