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Hidden tragedy and miracle of care

HONG KONG (SE): From its perch high on a hilltop, the modern façade of the Caritas Jockey Club Lai King Rehabilitation Centre gleams in the sunshine as it surveys the township and docklands of Kwai Chung in the New Territories.
 
Its handsome face also hides a tragedy of human illness. Those to whom society seldom gives a thought can be the casualties of our modern, fast-paced lifestyle and for around 750 people their struggle with life takes place behind the curtains that shield them from public view.
 

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Charities stretch the loaf for elderly people

HONG KONG (UCAN): Catholic charity groups in Hong Kong are really stretching themselves in the hope of raising social awareness about the plight of the many poor people in their sunset years who are living alone in the city.

They also aim to raise funds to finance programmes for their support by getting the world’s longest raisin loaf into the Guinness World Book of Records.

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