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22 JUL 2013

Celebrities Ms Angie Chiu, Dr Stephen Tai, Mr Yu Pang Chun and Ms Elsie Leung Support Oxfam “Designers’ Label Week”

Ms Angie Chiu, Oxfam Ambassador; Dr Stephen Tai, GBS, SBS, JP; Chairman of Four Seas Group; Mr Yu Pang Chun, SBS, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Mei Zhou Association; Dr Lo Chi Kin, JP, Chair of Oxfam Hong Kong Council; The Hon Elsie Leung, GBM, JP, Council Member of Oxfam Hong Kong and Mr David Hodson, Council Member of Oxfam Hong Kong officiated at the Opening Ceremony of Oxfam Designers’ Label Week today.

In his speech, Dr Lo Chi Kin said that The Oxfam Shop, which had been operating for 36 years, would not have continued to exist today without the support of volunteers and the generous donations from celebrities and the general public. As one of the flagship fundraising events of Oxfam Hong Kong, Oxfam Designers’ Label Week promotes green consumption by offering second-hand or brand new goods at a much lower price. By recycling goods, we minimise damage to the environment, and at the same time, money raised will go to support poor people on their journey towards self-reliance.

Ms Angie Chiu shared her mix-and-match fashion tips.

Held on 22 - 27 July, Oxfam Designers’ Label Week features a range of designer goods donated by celebrities and the public, such as clothing, handbags and shoes. Brands names include LV, Gucci, Chanel, Chloe, Prada, Miu Miu, and Burberry. All items are sold at half the original price. Funds raised will be used on Oxfam Hong Kong’s poverty alleviation, humanitarian relief and advocacy projects.

The Oxfam Shop carries second-hand or brand new fashion, home décor and seasonal items. Prices range from several dollars to a few thousand dollars.

About The Oxfam Shop
Established in 1977, The Oxfam Shop offers a range of second-hand items, from designer label clothing and handbags to CDs, books and home accessories. Sales income goes towards Oxfam’s humanitarian projects around the world – and every cent counts.

Address: LG8, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong 
(Phone: 2522 1765 <Anne> / Fax: 2522 7578)
Operating hours: Mon - Fri (10am - 5pm) / Sat (10am - 2pm) / Sunday and Holidays (Closed)

About Oxfam
Oxfam is dedicated to fighting poverty and inequity worldwide. The international and independent development and humanitarian organisation tackles poverty in four main ways: sustainable development in poor communities, disaster relief, local, national and global advocacy, and education with Hong Kong youth. Established in Hong Kong in 1976, Oxfam Hong Kong is a founding member of Oxfam, an international confederation that has assisted poor people in 94 countries. Oxfam Hong Kong alone has supported poor people in over 70 countries/regions.

For any enquiries, please contact:
Melanie Chan
Communications Officer
Oxfam Hong Kong  
Phone: 3120 5175 / 9654 2048

Cindy Chan
Communications Officer  
Oxfam Hong Kong
Phone: 3120 5201 / 6749 6230