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PolyU alumni and students on the Mainland give back to their alma mater by donating supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

16 Mar 2022

Others The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Donation from mainland alumni

Hong Kong is battling an unprecedented wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic. PolyU alumni and students located in different parts of the Mainland have shown concern for their alma mater. Committed to supporting the University, they have actively contributed ideas, raised funds and donated anti-epidemic gear to PolyU, hoping to assist both Hong Kong and the University to fight against the pandemic.

The PolyU Pearl River Delta Alumni Network was alarmed by the rapidly increasing number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong every day and contacted PolyU. After learning that anti-epidemic gear was in great demand, the alumni network immediately mobilised resources to donate 1,000 sets of medical protective clothing to PolyU to help its alma mater fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donation from students

Students from the Class of 2020, Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles (Fashion Merchandising) (in collaboration with Xi'an Polytechnic University), raised funds to donate 600 sets of medical protective clothing to PolyU. They also received strong support from the Shenzhen Charity Federation in the process of delivering the supplies to Hong Kong.

A representative from the Class participated in the donation ceremony for the Hong Kong epidemic recently held by the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Ms Fang Tao, a PolyU alumnus and Executive Vice President of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, said at the ceremony, "Shenzhen and Hong Kong are not only connected by mountains and rivers, but also by people and their hearts."

"Since the fifth wave outbreak in Hong Kong, we have been following the news regarding our alma mater, its teachers and students. As PolyU students, we did our best to contribute ideas and make donations to support the University. The preparation and arrangement of medical supplies to Hong Kong was completed in just a few days. We hope to support our alma mater in the fight against COVID-19. In collaborative efforts with the local community, we wish that Hong Kong and PolyU will overcome the pandemic, and that teachers and students can resume normal lives as soon as possible,” said the students.

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