Discovery Bay’s 5th annual Back to School fair was a huge success, raising about $HK10,000 for a community facility.
The community fair was held on August 24, and aims to give new families a chance to get a taste of the extra-curricular activities on offer and allow “seasoned” families to see if there were any new activities to consider and receive schedules.
The event was held this year at Discovery Bay International School (DBIS), with money raised donated alternately to DBIS or Discovery College (DC).
DBIS parent Kimberly Whiley said each year the school decides what item they will purchase with the money that will benefit the community.
Kimberly has a son, Timothy, who is in Year 10 at DBIS and a daughter, Ann-Marie, who is in Year 7 at DC.
“In the past, the money has gone towards a defibrillator at DBIS, DC’s new pitch water fountain and DBIS’s pitch water fountain ,” she said.
“DBIS received the $HK10,000 donation this year and will decide soon what community item they will purchase.”
Kimberly said there were many community members to thank for the success of this year’s fair.
“We are very, very thankful for the support each year from our amazing vendors and also all the help I receive from volunteers to sit at the reception desk and talk to the new families,” she said.
Kimberly also thanked Eva Tsui, from Pony Accounting, for her support in managing all the payment process and accounts and DBIS events coordinator Alison Wyatt.
“Facilities coordinator Man and his team at DBIS have also been amazing to help us organize and set up for the event,” she said.
“We appreciate this support we receive from them as well. We hope to see everyone again supporting the event in 2016.”
CAPTION: DBIS Principal Paul Tough and Back to School Fair organiser Kimberly Whiley