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   Oct- Dec 2013                                                                                                                            第5 期 Issue 6 
   A warm welcome to all of you, our Enlighten supporters and we wish you a wonderful 2014. This newsletter brings you coverage of our gala dinner that is the culmination of our tenth anniversary celebrations, as well as our various community support and awareness activities.
Read on to know how your support is helping us make a difference!

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在此向所有啟迪會季刊的讀者致意。這期季刊展示了我們最新的資訊包括啟迪會十週年慈善晚宴,
各籌款活動,社區支授小組舉辦之聖誕派對、聚會及講座等
Closing the year and celebrating the decade in grand fashion! (14th Dec)

  

Themed “1960s Hong Kong,” Enlighten’s 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner saw the who’s who of Hong Kong in their glamorous avatar. It was an evening when guests were transferred back to the vibrant years of the 1960s in Hong Kong with the ballroom decked in red, black and gold designed to be an “intimate private club.”
 
It was an evening of fun and entertainment including the popular chopstick dance, but the highlight was the tremendous performance by Dr. David Fang. The opera singer’s magnificent voice enraptured the entire ballroom leaving many misty-eyed. Dr. Fang helped raise over HKD$380,000 on the evening, as the guests simply couldn’t get enough and pledged for him to sing more!

The evening closed on a big high as almost HK$1.5million was raised, which is almost a third of the money needed to run the charity for another year! Enlighten is very grateful to the guest of honour Dr. Ko Wing-man, all the guests, the gala dinner committee, Berge Studio, Grand Hyatt and Openheart for their support in making the evening a grand success!

華麗璀璨慈善夜

啟迪會於十二月十四日舉行「十週年慈善晚宴」,並有多位商界翹楚及知名人士出席。晚宴以六十年代舊香港為主題,一眾嘉賓作六十年代裝扮,置身於五光十色私人俱樂部。
慈善晚宴活動包括舞蹈表演、慈善拍賣及抽獎。 此外,方津生醫生更作慈善演唱,方醫生動人悅耳的歌聲為我們籌得逾38萬元善款。
啟迪會十週年慈善晚宴能夠成功舉辦,全賴慈善晚宴籌委會、一眾企業夥伴、支持者及朋友的鼎力支持。晚宴為本會來年的營運經費籌得約150萬元的善款。
 


Christmas Party & BBQ for Enlighten Members (7th, 8th Dec)

One of Enlighten's major service areas is 'community support' to support those directly and indirectly affected by epilepsy, and as part of the community support activity, Enlighten organises family days and family gatherings providing opportunities for the families to network, meet and share with each other. As part of Christmas celebrations, Enlighten was delighted to host two community support holiday parties for members of Enlighten.The Christmas Party Lunch Buffet held on 7th December was an afternoon of spreading joy and happiness with  more than 100 members attending the same . The members enjoyed the various games, food and of course Santa's gifts made their day! Enlighten thanks all the volunteers including our Santa Claus and the ''Master of Ceremonies Volunteer Group''. 

The “BBQ Christmas Party” which was held on 8th of December was very popular with the younger members, who always enjoy an outdoorsy celebration. Their parents were also delighted with the BBQ  especially the huge variety of vegetables !

Volunteers played ping pong, recreational chess and many games with our members.  We are glad to have provided an evening to remember for our members and their families.

聖誕佳節,又點少得開聖誕PARTY呢?啟迪會為了讓更多會員可以參加我地既聚會,令更多會員可以收到我地既為佢地送上的點點祝福,今年特別舉辦左「兩個」大型聖誕派對,其中一個就係「啟迪聖誕自助餐派對」喇﹗
當日有過百位會員參與我地既派對,一齊大玩遊戲同埋「大擦」一餐﹗有不少會員更係派對當中「重遇」老友記,大家大談近日生活,亦不忘互相慰問一番。此情此景,怎不教人感到窩心和溫暖呢?
此外,我地今次同樣邀請左一位會員的爸爸義務扮聖誕老人,大派禮物俾各位會員。我地既「御用」聖誕老人,原來不知不覺已經有好幾年義務幫我地扮聖誕老人架喇﹗不得不立即俾個「讚」﹗除了聖誕老人外,我地亦請到「C2司儀義工團」為我地義務擔任司儀,同我地一班老友記一齊迎接呢個聖誕佳節﹗
啟迪會另一個大型聖誕PARTY - 「聖誕暖笠LOVE」,就破天荒走出戶外,去到YMCA其中一個營地BBQ,一齊吃喝玩樂,迎接聖誕﹗參加既會員都盛讚個度既食物超級好味,尤其牛扒、魚柳、魷魚,仲有好多款式既腸仔。原來小朋友都可以好有耐性燒野食架﹗
媽媽們最欣賞就係有好多美食任食,同埋好多蔬菜類既食物可以任君挑選,所以佢地個個食得開心又健康;而小朋友最鍾意當然係玩遊戲、收禮物啦﹗當日我地請左幾個義工哥哥姐姐帶我地玩遊戲、派禮物,等到BBQ完之後,仲有得打乒乓波、康樂棋添﹗當晚無論大人定小朋友都玩到唔捨得走呀﹗


CBRE Walks for Enlighten (22nd Nov)

CBRE Hong Kong raised HKD$110,000.00 for Enlighten – Action for Epilepsy, during the first CBRE ‘Walk For A Wish’ charity walk ever in the territory. 110 CBRE professionals walked 10 kilometers on the morning of Friday, November 22, 2013 to support our charity.

The “Walk for a Wish” charity walk started in 2010, where they invite their employees, clients and vendors to walk 10 kilometers to help raise funds and awareness for local charities as a way for CBRE to give back to the community. 2013 was the first year that it expanded to Asia, with staff from CBRE’s Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shenzhen and Singapore offices staging their own “Walk for a Wish.”  Enlighten is honoured to be the beneficiary of the Hong Kong Walk.

Enlighten’s 10th anniversary ambassador and noted singer, Howard McCrary led the Hong Kong walk with the CBRE executives. Craig Shute, senior Managing Director for CBRE Hong Kong said, '‘The event provides staff with the opportunity to give back to the community within which they work. We were overwhelmed by the level of support the event received—particularly in its first year in Asia.”

CBRE Walk For A Wish步行籌款活動

世邦魏理仕於香港首次舉辦的CBRE Walk For A Wish步行籌款活動中,為啟迪會籌得11萬善款,幫助腦癇症患者。世邦魏理仕共有110名員工於十一月二十二日 (星期五) 早上 參加十公里步行籌款活動。
CBRE Walk for a Wish早年於世邦魏理仕其他地區推行,二零一三年首次推廣到亞洲地區,在香港、深圳、新加坡及東京舉行,籌得之善款將用來幫助當地的慈善機構。而啟迪會為香港地區受惠機構。
步行籌款活動由啟迪會十週年大使暨聲樂家 Howard McCrary 世邦魏理仕高層帶領下啟步。世邦魏理仕香港、澳門及台灣資深董事總經理施懷德先生表示:「世邦魏理仕的員工在工作之餘不忘回饋社會,尤其是次活動於亞洲區首次舉行,得到同事們的熱烈參與,我感到非常高興。」

EOC workshop (23rd Nov)

                     
We were delighted that the senior lecturer from Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) agreed to do a talk on “Disability Discrimination Ordinance” on 23 Nov, 2013. This talk provided detailed explanation on the concepts in the ordinance, with case studies to help the attendees understand its practical application and enabling them to know about their fundamental human rights. The lecturer also encouraged members to share their past experiences of discrimination and used it as an example to show how it can be better tackled and handled.
 
我們腦癇症患者很容易會在生活上受到歧視或遇到不平等的對待,最常見是被僱主「無理解僱」,實在令人氣憤﹗但我們總是「有冤無路訴」﹗作為患者或家屬,我們又可以怎樣呢?在什麼情況下,我們才算是受歧視呢?
今次我們很高興能邀請到「平機會(平等機會委員會)」的高級講師為我們耐心講解一系列的<殘疾歧視條例>、定義、案例、處理方法等知識,讓我們的會員可了解更多有關條例,從而爭取到我們應有的權利。當日會員們也將自己的遭遇跟其他會員深情分享,同時亦跟平機會的講師一起探討可行的對應方法,解開心中的疑慮和鬱結。
 

Enlighten sails into 3rd and 4th place at Hebe Haven 24 hr Charity Dinghy Race! (26th Oct)

After weeks of practice in the waters of Sai Kung, team Enlighten were ready to sail away at the 24hr Hebe Haven Charity Dingy Race! This year 5 Enlighten members (people affected by epilepsy) practiced their sailing skills, a first for many! Enlighten was grateful to be supported by team CBRE.

It was wonderful to see hundreds of supporters gathered at the starting line to kick-start the event at 2 pm making it Hong Kong’s biggest family sailing event. The bright sunny weather would have definitely added to their motivation to be outdoors! With the support of some enthusiastic volunteers, Enlighten was glad to have the opportunity to set up an awareness booth offering epilepsy information, selling Christmas toys and setting up games to encourage children to gravitate towards the booth.

A 24hr Charity race is not the same without good food and Enlighten team member Nigel Slattery’s delicious lasagna was devoured by the team keeping their enthusiasm and caloric intake strong! It was wonderful for all those present to see 32 Enlighten members, some even in wheelchairs visiting on day 2 to cheer the team and enjoy a recreational junk ride!

We were proud to finish 3rd with the Sailability boat and 4th overall! We are also very grateful to Hebe Haven for choosing Enlighten as one of the beneficiaries and the $97,500 donated will be used to continue one of our critical services- “raising epilepsy awareness.”

白沙灣遊艇會24小時慈善小艇賽」

經過24小時的小艇競賽,啟迪會今年勇奪第三名及全場第四名!5位成員在數週訓練後,代表啟迪會參賽,亦感謝CBRE義工們的支持。
是次比賽於十月二十六日舉行,有數百名公眾人士出席。我們在場內設置攤位,藉此提高大眾對腦癇症的認識和關注! 32位啟迪會成員亦到場支持同參與活動,我們的隊員Nigel Slattery更準備了特色美食為隊友打氣。
啟迪會很榮幸成為白沙灣遊艇會「24小時慈善小艇賽」受惠機構之一,籌得逾9萬元善款,將用作推廣腦癇症社區關注。
   


Property Quiz @ Coast (9th Oct)

                           
The property quiz saw 10 teams make their way to the “Coast Bar and Restaurant” representing their respective property companies. Everyone was in high spirits on this Thursday evening and the short speech by Enlighten HOPE Hero Melanie Krepp, who shared her personal story of living with epilepsy drove home the point that though people with epilepsy might face some challenges, they are not different from you and I.

After the epic saga of the 4 rounds, “Team Swires” were the crowned champions of the quiz!

「物業知識」慈善賽
十月九日,有10隊物業公司參加比賽,並為啟迪會善款。腦癇英雄 ─ Melanie Krepp分享自身經歷, 令在場人士加深對腦癇症認識。在一輪激烈比賽後,最終由「Team Swires」勝出。
 

Join us in Painting the Town Purple this March! 

March is special to us at Enlighten. It is Epilepsy awareness month in Hong Kong and launch of our month-long awareness campaign, "PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE".  Lavender(purple) is the colour associated with epilepsy and is based on the premise that just as the lavender grows in seclusion, a person with epilepsy might feel secluded and socially excluded. 

We are currently in the process of planning a range of activities for the month of March and welcome all the support to build it into an even bigger movement.

If you have any ideas or would like to get involved and support our cause, please do get in touch with suraj.katra@enlightenhk.org. 
Visit www.enlightenhk.org/index.php/purple to get a peek at how various retail outlets, hotels, schools, corporates supported us last year in 'going purple'. 

We need your Support today!

「紫在乎您」關注腦癇症活動 : 2014年3月

三月對啟迪會別具意義,這不單是香港的腦癎症關注月,亦是「紫在乎您」關注腦癇症活動的月份。想知道過往各界如何以行動支持「紫在乎您」,請瀏覽 www.enlightenhk.org/index.php/purple 如果你亦想參與其中,以喚醒大眾對腦癎症的關注,請聯絡mabel.chan@enlightenhk.org

  


Kowloon Cricket Club Xmas Party (20th Dec) 

Kowloon Cricket Club kindly invited Enlighten’s members to join their Christmas party.

The game booths, bouncy castles, presents and snacks made it a fun afternoon for members of Enlighten! 

本會首次應九龍木球會既邀請,參加由佢地舉辦既聖誕聯歡派對。當日有唔同既攤位遊戲,又有大型吹氣彈床,當然唔少得係最受小朋友歡迎既「禮物廊」啦﹗每個小朋友都可以自己係裡面挑選一份心水禮物作為聖誕禮物。大會除左安排左一系列的攤位外,仲為我地精心準備左多款既自助小食,個日大家都玩到唔捨得走啊﹗
 

 

Health talk Series (by Chinese medicine practitioner-Olivia Chung)  (8th ,15th ,29th Nov & 13th Dec)

The Chinese medical practitioner, Ms Olivia Chung gave us a series of health talks during November & December.

Our members gained more knowledge about concepts on Chinese medicines to deal with insomnia, muscular pain and epilepsy.

The members found the talk extremely informative and hope to attend similar Chinese Medical talks in the nearest future.

今次很高興邀請到鍾淑英小姐(註冊中醫師)來為我們講解了4節有關中醫保健的工作坊,以「中醫基礎知識」、「失眠」、「筋骨」及「腦癇」四大範疇為主,醫師都逐一為我們詳細講解及回答家長們的提問。
我們的家長常因照顧患病子女而衍生了一些筋骨痛症及失眠問題,醫師特別關注到這幾方面,為我們逐一解開心中迷團﹗中醫角度著重保健調理,那中藥對我們的患者有用嗎?有沒有什麼影響?
希望我們再有機會能請到醫師來為我們介紹更多保健知識和分享她在行醫多年的心得﹗
 

 


Medical talk by Dr Woo (16th Nov)

Our medical consultant and board member, Dr. Edmund Woo gave Enlighten members and HOPE Heroes an in-depth talk on epilepsy  that was attended by many parents.

The talk included information sharing and Q&A sessions. The feedback from attendees was very encouraging as they found the talk extremely useful and helpful. A HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Woo! 

我們很榮幸邀請到本會醫學顧問及資深腦神經專科胡健維醫生出席本會舉辦之「<腦癇知多少>醫學工作坊」,帶領參加者一同正確認識「腦癇症」。當天一眾家長均熱烈提出與其子女相關的腦癇個案,而胡醫生均很耐心地逐一解答。工作坊後,大家一邊享用茶點,一邊與其他會員繼續分享自己的經歷,短短一個半小時的答問及交流,大家彷彿仍耳猶未盡,紛紛提出希望將來有機會能再請到胡醫生與我們分享其他相關的知識與心得﹗再次感謝胡醫生的到來,不知何時才可再跟胡醫生見面呢?
 

 


Night Parade (15th Nov)

Enlighten was thrilled with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation's invitation to participate in the 'Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2013' special event – Night Parade.

Giant lantern puppets with glittering costumes produced by The Lantern Company were exhibited. It was a remarkable parade night and definitely an evening to remember for our members.

很開心本會獲得「香港青年藝術協會」邀請,參與是次「渣打藝趣嘉年華2013」特備活動-夜光巡遊預演。是次預演是由來自「英國藝術團隊The Lantern Company」所製作的,所展出作品均為大會特別製作的大型燈籠偶及亮麗服飾,令人大飽眼福﹗當晚我們與巡遊隊伍近距離接觸,既可一面觀賞、又可一面與「巨貓兒」、「仙女」拍照。璀璨的晚空再加上亮麗的燈籠,實在令人回味!
 

 



“1 in a 100- Stories and Snippets of Hong Kong” Coffee Table Book launched by Karen Mok (14th Dec)

The evening of the 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner also saw the launch of Enlighten’s 10th anniversary coffee table book, “1 in a 100 -Stories and Snippets of Hong Kong” that is dedicated to the 1% of the population (or 1 in a 100 people) in Hong Kong with epilepsy. It includes 10 stories of hope and courage of people with epilepsy in Hong Kong, and is an anthology of stories, facts, illustrations of this city that we all call “home.”

The book captures the message that people with epilepsy are not different...they are just like you and me! Beautiful illustrations by well-known illustrator Lorette Roberts has brought the book alive! 

Please do contact Mabel Chan at mabel.chan@enlightenhk.org if you would like to buy a copy. 

啟迪大使莫文蔚「百中之一」揭幕
「百中之一」腦癇小品集於啟迪會十週年慈善晚宴上面世 。此小品集既包括十個關於腦癇症患者的勵志故事,也有關於香港這城市內的大小故事,並由著名插畫師 Lorette Roberts 繪圖 。希望人們可以通過此書,更了解腦癇症患者。 如欲購買,可聯絡陳小姐或電郵至mabel.chan@enlightenhk.org
 

Training

As part of Enlighten's Community Training initiatives a total of 529 people were trained between the months of Oct-Dec. The training is mainly focused on improving the knowledge and understand of people about epilepsy to avoid the common misconceptions.Out of the 529, 391 students and 138 adults were trained respectively.


教育及培訓 

在過去3個月,舉行多場學校教育及企業培訓講座,致力提升社會對腦癇症的認知。
出席人數達529人,其中391名為學生及138名成人。


Contact Us

聯絡我們 

If you would life to know more about Enlighten and the work we do, please visit our Website at or find us on Facebook 

如欲進一步了解啟迪會及我們的工作,請瀏覽我們的網頁 或我們的Facebook專頁。

Enlighten Needs
Your Support!
Get Involved Today!

啟迪會需要你的支持!
齊來參與!


If you would like to buy our little mascot 'Ellie the Epiphant' contact mabel.chan@enlightenhk.org and we would be happy to deliver it to your doorstep! Only HK$88
 

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