CHANGING YOUNG LIVES FOUNDATION GALA DINNER
In Aid of Change
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.