Here is what a few of our partners from last year said:
Our trustees traditionally choose lesser known Asian charities and NGOs that have less access to resources. These charities are thoroughly vetted to ensure they are trustworthy and properly managed. Our low running costs and due diligence ensures your donation helps those who need it most.
So far FABBAs has redistributed over Hk$55M. This money has helped educate children in Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Philippines and China. It has sent containers of supplies to refugees in Syria. It has dug wells supplying drinking water to remote villages. It has provided care for aids patients. It has paid for much needed operations. It has changed countless lives for the better.
Finance is serious business but that doesn’t mean we always have to be serious. The FABBAs Awards is a lighthearted look at our industry’s foibles and more humorous moments. Past recipients of the awards have humbly accepted their award as their peers applaud happy knowing this year it wasn’t them.
The Golden Telephone is the only serious award of the night. It is awarded to recognize long-standing achievement and success in the finance industry.
Previous Winners of The Golden Telephone Award:
2014: Allan G Murray
2013: Myles Macmahon
2012: Winnie Kwan
2011: David Webb
2010: Miles Remington
2008: Otto Wong
2007: Gary Coull
2006: William Choy
2005: Warren Primhak
2004: Andrew Riddick
2003: Richard Witt
The event is a riotous affair of entertainment, fun, and camaraderie, bringing together over 400 of the industry’s senior professionals for good food, wine, comedy, the Awards, and, of course, raising money through games, auctions and other prizes. It’s rare that our very competitive industry has the opportunity to get together in such a friendly and worthwhile way.
The 2015 Charities
Each year the trustees and The Supporting Bank choose several charities to contribute to, the 2015 recipients are:
Many thanks to the FABBAs committee for their support, and to Credit Suisse, co-title sponsor, for nominating CMF.
Your incredible contributions will help provide urgently needed care to critically-ill newborns in rural China, giving these babies and their families the most precious gift of life.
Children's Medical Foundation, Description
Connecting people in a world of need.
China Medical Mission
Feeding Hong Kong
Fresh surplus food donated and distributed daily
Children of the Mekong
Our mission is to educate, train and support the children and youth in Southeast Asia.
Indochina Starfish Foundation
The Indochina Starfish Foundation is an International Charity which helps some of the poorest, most disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
Dr Shroff’s Eye Hospital
Founded in 1914 they provide eye & ENT care to 2 million people every year, SCEH is by far the leading community eye care NGO in North India.
Santhosa School was set up eight years ago on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, following the devastating Asian Tsunami. Funds from the FABBAs built and equipped the school and have contributed to some of the running costs.
PathFinders assists distressed migrant women who have born children in Hong Kong. Assisting distressed migrant women to make informed decisions.
Children’s Surgical Centre
The Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) provides a range of specialised rehabilitation surgical services, surgical training, and direct support to the people of Cambodia – free of charge.
Education Explorer/Educate Girls
Educate Girls mobilizes communities to take a stand against gender disparity, working directly with governments, schools, parents, village leaders, and Team Balika (community volunteers) to ensure access to quality education.
FABBAs need your support
At the Event & Behind the Scene
FABBAs is a volunteer-driven organization – The small group of trustees that manage everything are often juggling between their day jobs, family commitments and the incredible amount of work it takes to make FABBAs happen. We keep overheads low so all donations on the night can go directly to charity. FABBAs cant happen without volunteers. There are volunteer opportunities available in all aspects of our work.
Sponsor FABBAs 2015
Get Involved! Donate items or experiences for our Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle
FABBAs is only possible because of the generous support from our sponsors. Our sponsors come from a wide variety of industries and range from global corporations to small local companies. Some of our past sponsors include Jaeger LeCoultre, Berry Brothers, Absolut, Jardine Matheson, Cathay Pacific, Kee Club, Crown Wine Cellars, Sunseeker, Mandarin Oriental, plus many private individuals.
We are currently seeking donations for our Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle. We are open to most any item or experience you can offer.
Our 2014 Sponsors
We couldn't do it without them.