Louise Flanagan raised AU$2,500 for Chop Vietnam while packing up her HK home to return to Australia. A delightful evening where guests were able to auction on items not being packed up – such as wine, household items and additional Vietnamese items left over from our
HK fundraiser earlier this year.
A huge thank you to Louise and all that attended and contributed. Every dollar helps.
Lam and Chris recently visited the outpatients clinic to present HK40,000 / AU$5,000 on behalf of Chop Vietnam from the HK fundraiser earlier in the year. The Centre now supports 2,649 patients, 30 of which require Ms Vinh and her volunteers to visit them at home due to their poor health.
During our visit we met Ngoc Thanh Tam – a 24 year old woman who has been attending the clinic weekly for 4-5 months since she became HIV+.
Ms Vinh doing regular check up with patient
Dao Van No is critically ill
Dao Van No – a 35 year old man who has been HIV+ for a long time but came to the Centre in July as he was critically ill with a brain, throat and lung infection. He cannot afford to go to the hospitals, however, Ms Vinh sent him for blood tests and head scans as well as provides him with general medication and fluids. His health has improved significantly over the last couple of months and he’s gained weight. With Chop donations he can now go for further brain scans that costs VND2million / US$100.
A critically ill patients needs help & medication
Bui Trung Linh – a 36 year old man, is in critical condition requiring urgent blood transfusion following a recent bout of pneumonia. With Chop funds, he can now receive a life-saving blood transfusion. He has 2 children aged 2 and 13.
Truong Thi Hong – 38 year old woman has been attending the clinic for urgent treatment to a tumour on her neck. She can’t afford to attend hospital for treatment but Chop funds provide the medical support she needs and a weekly check up at the clinic. They recently asked a local doctor for guidance on her specific condition, but he refused to help as this treatment was his ‘bread & butter’ and he didn’t want Ms Vinh to know the details!
38 year old patient attends the clinic for medication for a neck tumour
The Centre still has major cracks in the walls from damage caused by the next door building site. The construction company is planning to rebuild the Centre but no details or time line has been set. The Centre will relocate a few doors down the road during the reconstruction.
The centre still has major cracks on the wall
As you can see every dollar makes a huge difference to those in need.
Chop Vietnam’s first Hong Kong event was proudly supported by the following sponsor organisations, enabling us to raise over HK$82,200 / AU$11,300 and in Australia we raised another AU$1,752 giving us a grand total of over AU$13,000. Thank you everyone for your generous support. and will make a huge difference to those that need it most. Thank You.
Louise Flanagan raises AU$4,000 for Chop Vietnam at her ‘Mad Men’ inspired dinner party in Hong Kong recently. With great attendance from Louise’s wide circle of friends, live music and some classic Vietnamese dishes lovingly prepared by Lam ‘Chop‘ himself, created a fantastic evening enjoyed by all for a great cause.
These funds will be well received and distributed to the centres in due course.
Thank you Louise and all those that contributed and helped make the evening a great success.
Lady Louise – Chop Vietnam Dinner
Lady Louise & Lam
A great evening had by all
A big thank you to everyone involved in our annual fundraiser last night – we raised just over AU$15,400 between raffle tickets, auction items and donations.
Thanks to everyone who’s kindly donated items for auction; for those who have donated their time; and The Idea of North for their fabulous performances. Also a very big thank you to Claire de Lune and all the team at Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon for a fantastic evening, great food and venue – we highly recommend people visit this beautiful French restaurant when in town.
We’ll get some photos from the event up soon.
Thanks to you all from Lam, Chris and the Chop Vietnam team.
Just back from a visit to the Tieng Vong Clinic – the HIV outpatients clinic here in Saigon with Lam and Sharon. A very insightful visit with the number of patients attending the clinic up at 2,260 people is desperate need of medical attention. One patient today was in serious trouble and not sure if he’ll survive. Ms Vinh and her team of volunteers are doing an amazing job with so little support.
1685 Patients attending the clinic
Ms Vinh and her patients
A busy ward at the outpatients clinic
volunteers providing treatments
Lam & Sharon at the outpatients clinic
We urge you to consider any fundraising activities you can do to help support Ms Vinh and her team. We have set up a fundraising page for you to create your own activities or donate directly – click on this link http://www.mycause.com.au/mycause/raise_money/charity.php?id=965 (note your donation will be converted in Australian dollars).