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Attained 'Hong Kong Star Brand Award 2015 (Non-Governmental Organization)
Attained 'Hong Kong Star Brand Award 2015 (Non-Governmental Organization)

Grateful Heart Charitable Foundation proudly announced that the Foundation received the Hong Kong Star Brand Award 2015 (Non-Governmental Organization), which recognizes the Foundation's contribution to the society over these eight years since its establishments.

Organized by Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association, a professional group which serves small and medium local firms, the Hong Kong Star Brand Award is issued annually to promote the sustainable development of the local market and economy as well as to foster the development of the domestic market and the building of private brands. In view of the growing emphasis on corporate social responsibility, the Hong Kong Star Brand Award (Non-Governmental Organization) is added this year to encourage commercial firms to collaborate with social welfare bodies on the interest of the weak.

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Award. The Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association, supported by the Trade and Industry Department, the event co-organizers, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and over 30 commercial institutions, held the official award ceremony on 17 November 2015, inviting Director-General of Social Work Sub-office of The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R Mr Yang Mao, President of the Legislative Council Mr Tsang Yok Sing Jasper, Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Bureau Mr Leung King Kwok Godfrey, Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare Ms Tam Kam Lan Annie and Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council Mr Lau Chin Ho Stanley to attend the event as officiating guests. The Foundation had much pleasure in receiving the award in the presence of the distinguished guests, and shall carry on with its work on supporting the needy and vulnerable and creating a caring society.

音樂突破界限 歌聲劃破 黑暗 黑暗中的音樂 全港視障人士歌唱比賽2015

為鼓勵更多富音樂天份的視障人士突破自己,同時讓公眾認識視障人士在音樂上的造詣和才華,關心他們的需要,促進傷健共融,身心美慈善基金、屯門獅子會及香港盲人輔導會聯手舉辦黑暗中的音樂「全港視障人士歌唱比賽2015」。

活動初賽於3月14日舉行,由近50名初賽選手爭奪8個獨唱及5個合唱決賽席位,再由決賽入圍者於4月25日假香港專業教育學院(沙田)競逐冠軍寶座。

決賽當日,大會邀請到著名新聞時事節目主持彭晴與香港理工大學視障學生何睿知擔任活動主持人,並由超級巨聲劉威煌、唱作歌手譚杏藍、re:spect音樂雜誌主編陳鈞俊以及屯門獅子會主席葉德豪獅兄出任歌唱比賽評判。

當晚節目精彩非常,除歌唱比賽外,大會還在活動中加插表演環節,參與演出的嘉賓不但包括矚目明星如享樂團、劉威煌、若琪Takki、DSU和SiS樂印姊妹,還特意邀請到石硤尾失明者中心「快活路德樂隊」、「快活路德樂隊」女歌手唐蓮娜與香港展能藝術會多位才華出眾的藝術家和藝術天使出任表演嘉賓,讓視障人士也能在舞台上充份發揮自己的才華。大會更與全球知名社會企業黑暗中對話合作,在活動中加入黑暗體驗遊戲,帶領一眾在場人士進入伸手不見五指的「黑色世界」,讓他們能以觸覺、聽覺、味覺和嗅覺代替雙眼,親身體驗視障人士面對的種種困難,並在完成體驗後,能對他們多一份尊重、多一份包容。