Operation Santa Claus 2008(Video)

Operation Santa Claus 2008(Video)

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:CommunityStatus:Programme end Description: Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is the annual charity campaign, jointly organized by the South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong. Over the years, OSC donors have raised over HK$110 million in funds and encouraged Hongkongers to share their good fortune with the needy during the winter festive season.

Apart from the thirteen Hong Kong charities that will benefit from this year's campaign, OSC will donate part of the funds raised to assist in a reconstruction programme in Sichuan, the 'SCMP Sichuan Reconstruction Fund'.

In this podcast, you can catch up with our special video coverages on opening and closing ceremony.

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OpSant Fights Back! 00:02:55 2009-01-29
Operation Santa Claus 2008 won a stunning success despite economic setbacks. This year, HK$11,002,664 was raised for 13 beneficiaries. Hats off to those who made it happen!

A closing ceremony was held in 20 January 2009 at the Apex in Central Plaza in Wanchai to announce the figure and to thank all the supporters.

Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) Duncan Pescod, Director of Broadcasting Franklin Wong and SCMP Editor CK Lau conjured up the final figure with magician Albert Tam.

Also attending - and performing - were legislative councillors Alan Leong and Ronny Tong, and representatives of corporate donors and beneficiaries.

As this year’s highlight, about HK$2.9 million of the total donations will be given to a reconstruction programme, the “Homes for Hope” project, aiming to rebuild homes for devastated communities across Sichuan Province after last year’s earthquake.