Facing the World – Raising Fund Gala 2017



On 21st April, 2017 the Charity Gala has taken place to raise fund for skills transferring and treatment of severely disfigured children in Vietnam. The Gala was successfully hosted by Facing The World organization in cooperation with Hong Ngoc General Hospital at The Ann Hotel.

The event was participated by Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Dr. Niall Kirkpatrick – Medical Director for the charity Facing the World, Ms. Katrin Kandel – Facing the World’s CEO, and Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vinh – the fund’s donor and President of Hong Ngoc General Hospital which is the medical supporting unit of Facing the World in Vietnam.

The Charity Gala hosted by Facing The World in conjunction with Hong Ngoc Hospital and The Ann Hotel.

Attending the Gala were also Vietnam Government leaders and representatives from big corporations in Vietnam, including Phu Quy Jewelry Group, Els Vietnam Golf Academy, Suntory PesiCo, and VietinBank Gold & Jewelry.

Leaders of big corporations participating in the Gala

Facing The World is a United Kingdom-based charity that offers surgery to severely disfigured children in developing countries. In the coming time, Facing the World attempts to provide free surgery for 18,000 children with facial disfigurements in Vietnam as well as transfer Vietnamese specialists to United Kingdom for medical training. The Facing The World’s support has made a great impact on the disfigured children by offering them the opportunities to overcome their birth defects. To achieve their goal of realizing the dream of Vietnamese disadvantaged children, the charity Facing The World is seeking more opportunities and support from individuals and organizations in Vietnam and other countries.

Dr. Niall Kirkpatrick – Medical Director for Facing The World

After the opening ceremony, the charity auction was also held with souvenirs and paintings donated by benefactors, including People’s Artist Tra Giang, Mr and Ms. Tham Huong, Apricot Gallery and artist Ta Dinh Khiem. The auction attracted much attention and contribution from individuals and organizations who want to join hands to help the disadvantaged. In addition, in the intimate and friendly atmosphere of the Gala, all participants happily enjoy music performance of famous artists such as pianist Nguyen Bich Tra – the first Vietnamese artist to receive ARAM title, violinist Nguyen Trong Binh, and pianist Nguyen Thu Hien.

Former President Nguyen Thi Doan and People’s Artist Tra Giang taking photos with the painting in the Gala’s auction

For Hong Ngoc General Hospital, this is a meaningful event that not only strengthens the partnership between the hospital and the charity Facing The World but is a chance for Hong Ngoc General Hospital to help hands, supporting more disfigured children. The contribution of all Vietnamese and foreign philanthropists has lightened up the happiness and belief of the disadvantaged.

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