HeArt Touch Charity Foundation organises a charity show in support of student exchange activities

16 January 2018

The University recently received a generous donation pledge from The HeArt Touch Charity Foundation (the Foundation) in support of overseas exchange activities organised by the School of Continuing Education (SCE). The Foundation will kindly donate all the proceeds from the ticket sales of the “Inheriting the Art of Cantonese Opera” event, which are expected to be HK$300,000 or more, to SCE.

Mrs. Fanny Hau, Founder and Chairman of the Foundation, is a professional watercolour painter. She has been teaching watercolour painting at SCE for almost a decade, and has served as an Advisor of the Advisory Panel of SCE. At the press conference on 16 January, Mrs. Hau said that the Charity Show will combine painting art and stage art, creating a new form of Cantonese Opera with modern as well as traditional features.

Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the Foundation’s generous support towards the University. HKBU is committed to broadening students’ horizons and global outlook by encouraging students to participate in international exchange, internship and service learning activities. Professor Chin expressed that the Charity Show is indeed a very meaningful event, which not only help promote Cantonese Opera but also raise fund for the University. He sincerely wished a complete success of the event.

HKBU representatives attending the press conference included Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation, and Mr. Raymond Chow, Lecturer‐cum‐Student Development Centre Overall‐in‐charge of SCE.

The “Inheriting the Art of Cantonese Opera” will be held on 23 April 2018 at the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. Tickets will be available for sale to the public from 23 February and the prices are $200, $400, $600 and $1,000 respectively.