In Aid of Change

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Yvette Kong, fresh from com­pet­ing in the 100-me­tre back­stroke at the Rio Olympics, was the guest of hon­our at the Chang­ing Young Lives Foun­da­tion gala din­ner, which was held at the Con­rad Ho­tel. An am­bas­sador for the char­ity, Kong contributed a pack­age of pri­vate swim­ming classes for the live auc­tion, rais­ing HK$130,000. Other lots in the auc­tion, presided over by Christie’s Asia-pa­cific chair­man François Curiel, in­cluded limited edi­tion watches and ex­otic hol­i­day pack­ages, but it was a pri­vate Chi­nese gourmet din­ner at the home of foun­da­tion deputy chair­woman Yvette Ho that trig­gered the most spir­ited bid­ding war. It was made even more at­trac­tive when chair­woman Sheilah Chat­javal do­nated two mag­nums—1995 and 2003 Château Haut­brion—to com­ple­ment the meal. The evening was hosted by Yvette Ho with co-chairs Angie Ting and Jane Chao-lee. The gala, which also in­cluded a silent auc­tion and a raf­fle, raised more than HK$4 mil­lion to fund the foun­da­tion’s pro­grammes and ser­vices for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

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