SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Sino Private Aviation, L'VOYAGE and Jetcraft Corporation support UNICEF

Sino Private Aviation, L'VOYAGE and Jetcraft Corporation announced on Tuesday a one-year charity project that will support the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF.

The one-year charity project will start on September 1 and contribute to UNICEF's "28 Days to Save a Child's Life" fundraising campaign. The charity project is attempting to raise over $136,800, which will go towards the campaign's goals of providing more than 2.2 million doses of tetanus vaccines to children.

"We are honored to be one of the contributors to UNICEF HK's '28 Days to Save a Child's Life' campaign," Diana Chou, the managing director of L'VOYAGE, said. "Being socially-responsible companies, L'VOYAGE and SPAL are committed to supporting this project. We aim to donate 5,688 doses of tetanus vaccines per charter flight and 32,500 doses per aircraft sold. We hope that our contribution will encourage our industry peers to also join hands with UNICEF HK."

UNICEF HK's "28 Days to Save a Child's Life" campaign is trying to raise the funds to provide immunization services to mothers and children in developing countries. UNICEF hopes to provide three protective doses, which will protect a mother and child from tetanus for five years.

"Every year, 6.9 million children under five die, in which near 3 million die in the first 28 days of life," Judy Chen, the chairman of UNICEF HK, said. "Many of these babies die of vaccine-preventable diseases, while tetanus is one of the most deadly preventable diseases. UNICEF has been put great effort to vaccinate both mothers and newborns to save more babies' lives. I would like to extend our sincerest thank you to L'VOYAGE, Jetcraft and SPAL to initiate this meaningful charity project to join hands with us."