Hong Kong Customs organises "Customs' Festive Dragon Vibe" Lunar New Year charity sale (with photos)

8 Feb 2024

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) has set up a Lunar New Year (LNY) fair stall with the theme "Customs' Festive Dragon Vibe", and organised a charity sale in partnership with the social service organisation Suicide Prevention Services (SPS) at the Victoria Park LNY Fair from February 7 to 9. The activity was co-ordinated by officers of "Customs YES" with full support from the C&ED Volunteer Team.

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Ms Louise Ho, today (February 8) visited the LNY fair stall to extend festive greetings to the public and participated in the stall games. She also interacted with SPS volunteers to learn about the operation of the charity sale. Items put on sale in the charity sale include Customs Youth Leader Corps teddy bears, Zentangle artworks, and New Year Lucky Bags that comprise items donated by benefactors from different sectors. All proceeds raised will be donated to the SPS to support their mental health development work in the community, demonstrating the long-standing spirit of "Connecting Hearts for the Community" of the department.

The Head of the Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau of Customs, Ms Yili Chiang, said that the C&ED sets up the LNY fair stall for the first time this year, on one hand to support the "Day x Night Vibes @ 18 Districts" campaign launched by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and on the other hand to promote the work of the C&ED and "Customs YES" through interactive stall games. "Customs YES" members were invited to participate in the preparation work of the event, enabling them to demonstrate their creativity and team spirit and strengthen their sense of ownership, as well as encouraging them to take the initiative to care for and serve the society.

The C&ED will continue to facilitate exchanges between the youth and other stakeholders in the community and cultivate their sense of responsibility through "Customs YES".

Ends/Thursday, February 8, 2024

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