Nee Hao Magazine proudly supported COCOA (www.cocoa.org.uk), an organisation which helps Chinese orphaned and abandoned children. At our Chinese New Year Event held on February 9, we donated the proceeds from our charity raffle to COCOA.
A message from COCOA:
“Every year, around 30 million babies are born in China.
As a result of China’s ‘one child’ policy and its traditional preference for boys – hundreds of thousands of girls and disabled children are abandoned each year.
Many abandoned infants die from exposure. Others are picked up by gangs and used for begging. The lucky ones go to Chinese orphanages.
Under-funded and under-staffed, the level of care in many of these orphanages is barely adequate.
Through your help, COCOA can improve the conditions for babies and children in many of China’s orphanages, by enhancing their quality of care and providing much needed equipment, medicine and trained staff.
Grants from COCOA have been used to:
sponsor babies and children in long-term care and children awaiting adoption
pay for treatment of remediable conditions such club feet, cleft lip and palate, hole in the heart.
kit out baby rooms and buy necessities such as cots and bedding
fit out a special therapy room for children with disabilities
replace the roof of an orphanage destroyed in an earthquake
buy essential winter clothing
buy specialist equipment such as strollers, physiotherapy tables and custom-made wheelchairs
fit out and run medical clinics within orphanages
pay for formula milk for abandoned babies
provide play and learning equipment.”
Prizes were kindly sponsored by the following individuals/organisations:
Individual Portrait Photo Shoot worth £200 sponsored by JOANNA B. PHOTOGRAPHY
Joanna is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the UK. She spent several years working as a fashion, portrait, wedding photographer & image retoucher in London before moving back to the Midlands recently. She now offers a range of photography services, focusing on individual & family portrait sessions & weddings.
8 T-Shirts from COCHI’s Eskimo Warrior and Robo Collection worth £30 each sponsored by COCHI Clothing
COCHI got its inspiration from our London-based roots and our extended trips to the Far East. Originally making some cool clothes would have been enough for us, but after experiencing the cultures of Tokyo and Hong Kong, COCHI is now about making designs that are original and recognisable. As a brand we’re only just getting started so you can expect to see a lot more variety, but designs aside, we just want to keep enjoying what we’re doing and hope that you enjoy it with us.
Contact lenses sponsored worth approximately £15 each sponsored by I WANT CUTE
- 1 pair of PLANO (0.00) GEO XTRA Flower Circle Black WCK-114 (includes lens case and instructions for use)
- 1 pair of PLANO (0.00) GEO Angel Violet CM-831 (includes lens case and instructions for use)
- 1 pair of PLANO (0.00) GEO XTRA Flower Lotus Brown WFL-A14 (includes lens case and instructions for use)
IWANTCUTE is the UK’s leading supplier of authentic cosmetic contact lenses.
We stock a wide range of styles and sizes for the ultimate cute look, but don’t take our word for it – we let your eyes do the talking! As well as contact lenses, we supply a wide range of popular Asian fashion & beauty accessories. We pride ourselves in delivering the best possible customer experience, and something different that you can’t find on the UK High Streets. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Teas (worth £10 each) and Acupuncture Sessions (worth £35 each) sponsored by HERBAL INN
- 3 x Luxury Flower Teas
- 3 x 30 minute Acupuncture sessions
Herbal Inn is the UK’s leading provider of Traditional Chinese Medicine, utilising 5000 years of tradition and history. Having been established in the late 1980s, we have been serving Britain with the highest quality service and products. We assist a range of people with their health and body concerns, known for our Pearl Oral Liquid and our teas that help with weight management. Services offered include our highly popular Acu-Facial (great for anti-aging) and Acupressure.
Beauty Voucher (worth £40) sponsored by ANGEL FACE COSMETICS
Angel Face provides 100% pure mineral products that create magical results with a flawless finish, long-lasting coverage and added botanicals to benefit the skin in every way. Every product is so versatile and the ‘multi way’ starter kit offers minimal products that give so many fantastic looks in one… go on and see for yourself!