Ladies’ Long Lunch
HKD 1.2 million raised!
HOW IT BEGAN
In 2010, the first Hong Kong Ladies’ Long Lunch made its debut. A massive success every year and now celebrating its’ 10th anniversary of fundraising on the Friday before the 7’s kick-off.
The 2019 Details
Celebrating 10 years of fundraising, the legendary Ladies’ Long Lunch took place on Friday 5th April 2019 at The Aberdeen Marina Club and saw 270 of Hong Kong’s finest and best dressed ladies ‘shine bright like a diamond’, raising a whopping HKD1.2million, meaning the total funds achieved over the last 10 years have now surpassed HKD10 million!
To put this into perspective, the funds raised will provide for over 100 abandoned and orphaned children from the ages of 0-6 years, many suffering with life-threatening conditions due to the lasting effects of agent orange dioxins still found in the eco-system of Vietnam – with an international standard of intensive healthcare, special needs education and tailored nutrition programme for over one year.
Our glamorous ladies also made an incredible pledge of HK150,000 for our Education Sponsorship Programme in Mongolia which will provide 22 students with the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a university education, not only lifting them out of the poverty trap they were born into but also breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come.
Everyone’s favourite hosts, Penguin International Rugby, looked amazing in their sleek white & black design rugby kit! As always, they did a wonderful job of ushering the ladies to their seats and topping up Joseph Perrier champagne before taking to the catwalk for the annual fun-filled fashion show sponsored by BLAACK, who made the boys look very dapper.
Thank you to our title sponsors, DHL, and to British Airways for adding sparkle to our live auction with one lucky lady thrilled to win 2 Business Class return flights to London, plus a British Airways Executive Club Gold Card!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for the winner of the British Airways best photo competition at the British Airways x Venture Studios photo booth, it was worth a further British Airways Executive Club Gold Card (British Airways even generously threw in extra prizes on the day)!
The winner of our ‘Glitter in a Glass’ competition took home a stunning ‘Palomino’ diamond pendant by Ryder Diamonds, our top live pledger went home with the classy ‘Bamboo Leaves Ear Climbers’ by Vara of London – while everyone was a winner with our gorgeous goodie bags and table prizes!
In our efforts to go green by printing less paper event programmes, we have created a digital event programme which can be found here.
We are already looking forward to 2020 to welcome our guests to the best Ladies’ Long Lunch in town to kick off the Rugby 7s weekend.
See how CNCF puts the fun in fundraising in this year’s video highlights:
Due to high demand year on year, a ticket ballot is run. Please contact us to register your interest for LLL 2020.
In 2010 we had just half a dozen representatives from Penguins Rugby, fast forward 10 years and we now have the whole touring club of up to 40 players, coaches, medics and management helping out on the day. They add something very special to the lunch we are sure you will agree.
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“Each of us is only one person.
But by joining all the ones together, we can accomplish greatness.”Christina Noble
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Our LIVE and SILENT autions are crucial components of fundraising on the day. Please consider donating something exciting for our guests to bid on.
Become a sponsor and receive a host of amazing benefits including coveted tickets. There are various levels of sponsorship available. Contact us to discuss.
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This event is a great opportunity to put your brand directly in front of our discerning guests. We’re looking for gorgeous goody bag gifts and table prizes. Can you help?
The Ladies’ Long Lunch event team are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this year’s lunch a roaring success. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to talk through some of the opportunities to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.
The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) is a partnership of people dedicated to serving children in need and those at risk of sexual and commercial exploitation, by providing emergency and long-term shelter, medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training, and job placement. We believe all children have the right to be happy and safe childhood so they may live in peace and surrounded by love.
CNCF seeks to maximise the potential of each child. This is accomplished within the context of the family and the community whenever possible and always with love and respect for the dignity of each child as an individual. Read more about our work here.
Our programmes address poverty at a grassroots level with a long-term focus on providing a nurturing environment for personal development. All children who benefit from our programmes are deeply burdened by poverty. In addition, many are orphaned and homeless and/or suffer from disabilities and disease. Because of these factors, almost all are extremely vulnerable and at high risk of exploitation.
Since our Founder Christina Noble OBE arrived in Vietnam in 1989 and with the formal establishment of CNCF as an NGO in 1991, the Foundation has over the past twenty-nine years established 150 projects providing vital shelter, health services and educational opportunities; these projects, combined with our community development programmes, mean CNCF has to date impacted the lives of over 1,000,000 people. Read more about Christina’s story here.