The Operation Santa Claus Charity Auction 2022
Welcome to Radio 3’s Operation Santa Claus annual charity auction 2022. With all sorts of amazing lots that you can eat, drink, admire, and experience, by taking part you’ll be having fun while raising money for the 15 charities we are helping assist the needy of Hong Kong via this year’s 35th anniversary Operation Santa Claus campaign. Once again we’re doing it all online, in conjunction with our morning business programme Money Talk. We have some fabulous items for sale, or you can just make a simple donation if you'd rather.
The auction site will be open for bidding from Thursday December 1 2022 8:25am to Friday December 2 2022 8:25am only, but you are welcome to take a look right now at what's available, and register in advance to bid (and to get alerts when someone else places a bid for a higher amount). We'll also be adding further items in the run-up to the launch, so keep looking. The amount raised will be announced on air, but for now please have a look to register or donate.
Happy bidding... and thank you.
Every weekday morning, for the duration of the World Cup Qatar 2022, join our sports reporter Atom Cheung at 9.25 (the final few minutes of Backchat) for his latest report, score card, comments on the previous day's play, and his look ahead to what's upcoming.
Operation Santa Claus 2022 is underway, celebrating 35 years of putting smiles on people's faces. Since 1988, through this yearly campaign, the people and businesses of Hong Kong have raised 353 million dollars to support 323 charitable projects. There’s much work to be done, and we plan on celebrating many more birthdays to come. Once again, RTHK and The South China Morning Post are spearheading a community effort to spread lots of cheer to the underprivileged of Hong Kong, by funding 15 wonderful, imaginative, charitable projects, in the areas of children and young people, the community, the environment, people with physical and mental disabilities, and medical treatment. This year’s theme is ‘Sports and All’. We wanted to stress togetherness, activity, team spirit, celebrating Hong Kong’s successes, encouragement, and mentoring those who want and need it. So, one word immediately jumped off the page of our notebook. It was, 'sports’. Operation Santa Claus is, and always has been, about inclusivity, so, ‘All'... was the only choice.
Find out how you can contribute by organising your own fundraising activities, or by simply giving any amount you can, via our website
On Thursday’s Money Talk, Tim Huxley, Chairman of Mandarin Shipping will be helping us launch the Radio 3 online charity auction in aid of Operation Santa Claus. Before that, Wealth Management Strategist, Enzio Von Pfeil, will review some of the day’s business and finance headlines.
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On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about Hong Kong's goal to eradicate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The objective was laid out on Tuesday in a five-year strategy released by the Hong Kong Advisory Council on Aids, in line with the goal set out by the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids, to end the disease as a public health threat.
So far in the first 9 months of this year, Hong Kong has recorded 307 new HIV infections, of which 53 involved a diagnosis of Aids.
And homosexual contact among men make up a high proportion of HIV infections, followed by heterosexual contact and drug use via injection.
So what are the main challenges in eradicating AIDS as a public health threat? Can it be done over the next 8 years?
After 0915 am, we'll look at the use of retinal imaging to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports correspondent Atom Cheung with the latest on the World Cup.
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