Opening of the first purpose-built Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Hong Kong
Maggie’s Centre Hong Kong officially opened its purpose-built centre on March 7th, 2013. The opening of this new building marks a promising beginning of the next phase of Maggie’s Centre, which has been operating from an interim site since December 2008.
We were delighted that over 120 guests, including professional advisers, donors and friends joined us at our opening event in the morning, while 300 service users, volunteers and staff from Tuen Mun Hospital attended the social gathering in the afternoon, filling the Centre with laughter and joy. On this particular memorable moment, we pledge to continue to do our utmost to bring our service to new horizons.
Left to Right: Mrs Eleanor Ling, Dr Ko Wing-Man, Mr Keith Kerr, Mrs Anson Chan, Dr Charles Jencks
While our chairman, Mr Keith Kerr thanked all of our guests who have generously supported and contributed to this project, we were also honoured to have co-founder Dr Charles Jencks, Secretary of Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-Man give speeches as part of our opening ceremony, together with Mrs Eleanor Ling, who spoke on behalf of the Keswick Foundation. Maggie’s patron, Mrs Anson Chan cut the cake as part of our celebration.
Our service users entered the new Centre for the first time during the opening event, marveling at the welcoming space designed especially for them. Many enjoyed in particular the peaceful, scenic outdoor environment, while others performed boisterously on stage, singing and dancing.
We also welcomed our friends from Tuen Mun Hospital. The oncology team delighted everyone with their animated singing performance.
Our new centre is now equipped with three separate counseling rooms, and one activity room designated for the many programmes we offer. The surrounding tranquil landscape of water and greenery offers peace and quiet.