We are happy to announce that The British School of Guangzhou has chosen Hopeful Hearts Guangzhou as the charity that we will be supporting for the rest of the academic year.
Hopeful Hearts is a non-profit charity based in Nanjing, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Their mission is to raise money and fund life-saving heart surgery for children of low-income Chinese families. Hopeful Hearts Guangzhou mainly receives cases involving newborn babies who require major heart surgery. The British School of Guangzhou will be working closely with this charity to help fund these life-changing surgeries. Once Hopeful Hearts receives a child in need, we are able to arrange visits to the cardiology department to see the benefits of your donations. Heart surgery for a newborn baby costs around 80,000-100,000 RMB.
So far this year, we have already donated 51,516 RMB to Hopeful Hearts Guangzhou. With this money, we are able to help fund the major heart surgery of children like baby Cai. We met Cai on a recent visit to the hospital, we were greeted with smiles and were impressed with how well she seems to be recovering from her surgery. Cai has been moved out of intensive care and has now returned home with her thankful and loving family. Our Y6 house captains wrote get well wishes on a school panda as a thoughtful gift to Cai and her family. Cai’s family send their deepest appreciation for helping to raise the money for her surgery.
Due to the fact that ActionAid China have re-strategized their program’s direction and are no longer focusing on education, we have been unable to donate money raised from 2014-16. Instead, we will be donating this money (107,000 RMB) to Hopeful Hearts Guangzhou. There are many children like Cai still in need of lifesaving heart operations, so it is great to know that we can work with them to help make a big difference. We look forward to continuing to raise money and awareness for this wonderful organisation.
Thank you for your continuous support and generosity!