Also in 2009 the team of committed managers was able to organize the traditional annual EUCMA Charity Gala Dinner “Give a Helping Hand” in cooperation with Operation Blessing China. Now an established tradition the event has reached its 8th year and become the main activity of the EU-China Managers Association, aiming to develop corporate social responsibility among companies doing business in China. On this occasion more than 150 high-level representatives from various businesses, institutions and independent sponsors joined our organizers to raise funds for orphans and disadvantaged children all over China. Thanks to the support of the main sponsors including Nokia, CB Richard Ellis, Clear World Energy, Airbus and Areva, the gala raised almost 700,000 RMB (about EUR 70,000), which will be used for life saving operations and the daily needs of disadvantaged children throughout China.
Hosts for the Gala were Mr. Henk Bolmeijer and Ms. Rose Quan (both METP3). Prior to the opening a press conference for media representatives was held by Mr. Peter Maize, Regional Director of Operation Blessing China, and Mr. Alessandro Celestino, EUCMA President with Mr. Chris Brooke, President and CEO of CB Richard Ellis.
Download the final report and discover how also this year the funds have helped many children.