COMMUNITY: Day at the Beach with the kids from CYLF

  • August 25, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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◎ This is the fourth year that we're running this event for the kids from Changing Young Lives Foundation, and it's one of the events that we enjoy the most.  We take some of the kids from CYLF out to the beach for the afternoon, play, swim, make sand castles, have fun, laugh, and collapse in exhaustion afterward.  It's a really good day. :)

‣ All we have to do is to make sure the kids enjoy themselves, while keeping them safe and protected.

‣ We'll have various activities and water sports for the kids, as well as a BBQ.  The BBQ will be only for the kids--volunteers should bring their own snacks.

‣ We need a lot of volunteers for this event--one group to pick up and look after the kids (1 volunteer per child) and one group to help plan the BBQ and bring supplies to the beach.  Please let us know if you prefer the pickup team (lots of one-on-one time with the kids) or the BBQ team.

‣ The event location is South Bay Beach.  Access is via Repulse Bay Beach Road.

Map: http://www.map.gov.hk/static/2/en/2gQZwU2YP...

For those of you who don't know about Changing Young Lives Foundation, more info here: http://www.changingyounglives.org.hk/

Hope you'll join us!

Teams

‣BBQ team:

Nicholas Hui (contact person)

Cherin Wai

Brandon + 2

Bryan Wu 

Shrynne

Suzimcc

Frank O + 1

Green Coni

Anoop Choudhary

Donna + 1

Horus Chan

Edith Fung


‣Pickup team:

Group A--meet at Shek Kip Mei MTR Station, exit C (inside the station), at 12:10 pm

Margaret Murphy (contact person)

Will Wong

Kris Law

Peter Chen

Ade Chan

Sarah Lavin

Group B--meet at Repulse Bay Beach bus stop (http://goo.gl/maps/Hktts) at 12:40 pm to take taxis to South Bay Beach

Flora Chan (contact person)

Lucy

Isabella

Stephanie

Penny

Cheng Yun Mei, Frances + 2

Elton

Winnie Sham

Perri + 1

Christine

Dionne Hui

Karen

PJ + 1

Jennie

Tristan Stutchbury

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  • Bryan W.

    Margaret, i have uploaded all the photo!

    September 2, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thank you so much!! Many of them look delicious! ;)

      September 2, 2013

    • Kris L.

      Thank you so much Bryan!

      September 2, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a chance to shower and eat a big dinner to recover from your excellent efforts this afternoon. Thank you all again for all of the energy and good spirits that you shared with the kids! They all had a great time. Special thanks to Nic, Cherin, Bryan and Shireen, the charcoal wizards of the BBQ team, and to Flora for rounding up the pickup team and getting everyone to the beach. This kind of event would not be possible without your help and support. So, on behalf of CYLF and Project X, (one more time) thank you thank you thank you!

    We'll have more events with the kids from CYLF in the next few weeks/months, so please keep an eye out for them. They'll be posted on Meetup with the "Community" tag.

    Hope you all have a great week ahead!

    August 25, 2013

    • shrynne

      Thank you again Margaret and X'ers for organizing the stellar event- added bonus that the weather aligned- was a great day with the kids !

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • Lucy

    Yes..a big thank you to the organisers for arranging a great fun day for all kids and grown UPS alike!

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thanks for helping us take care of the kids, especially in deeper water!

      August 25, 2013

  • Edith F.

    Thanks Margaret Nick Flora n others for the great day! Fabulous weather n crew :)

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thanks, Edith! We can't take credit for the weather, but so glad that you enjoyed yourself. :)

      August 25, 2013

  • Brandon

    Sorry we had to leave early - Ian wasn't feeling well

    August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Sorry to hear that--hope he's feeling better!

      August 25, 2013

  • Frank-O S.

    I had a terrific day spending it with the children of CYLF and the super friendly people of Project X. The event was well organized, everyone came with positive attitudes, and was overall truly an enjoyable event.

    August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thank you for all of your help, especially with getting Cherin in the water. ;) So good to hear that you had fun.

      August 25, 2013

  • Stephanie

    A big thank you to all the organisers, the kids looked happy and had a great time at the beach. See you next time

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thank you too! See you soon at another CYLF event. :)

      August 25, 2013

  • Isabella

    Hvnt played with kids for long, reminded me my childhood days with my siblings :):) had lots of fun today, thanks :D

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      So glad to hear it. :) Thanks for all of the fun!

      August 25, 2013

  • Sarah L.

    Today was great, had so much fun, hope the kids enjoyed it as much as I did! Thank you to the organisers for doing this!
    Margaret I'll upload photos tomorrow and can either email them to you or post on Facebook and share the album on the project X Facebook page!

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Thank you too! Your kids looked like they were having a great time learning to swim. :) Looking forward to seeing the photos!

      August 25, 2013

  • ANOOP C.

    i missed it :-(

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone at South Bay Beach now?

    August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Dionne, yes, the BBQ team should be there. Look for them at the BBQ pits.

      August 25, 2013

  • jennie

    hi flor, 4 more bus stops to come pls wait me for taxii se i soon thx

    August 25, 2013

  • Flora

    Pick Up team (group b): I am at the Taxi Stand at Repulse Bay :)

    August 25, 2013

    • Karen

      got it...on the way:~)

      August 25, 2013

    • Tristan S.

      Running a little late. but will be at the bus stop 1ish :)

      August 25, 2013

  • victor t.

    Pls wait for me

    August 25, 2013

  • Cherin W.

    Bbq team. We have left. Those who didnt come, pls make your own way to south bay beach

    August 25, 2013

  • Ade C.

    Hi Margaret, will be headed to the centre by myself, see ya!

    August 25, 2013

  • Kris L.

    If you don't see me at mtr, I m at the centre

    August 25, 2013

  • victor t.

    I just joined. Can I meet u guys at South Bay beach?

    August 25, 2013

    • Flora

      My number:[masked], I will meet ppl at repulse bay bus stop at 1240. If you arrive South Bay beach earlier, please meet up with BBQ group first. Seeya

      August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi- I've been unwell the past few days and still don't feel great! don't want to pass anything on to kids or other volunteers so can't make it! hopefully someone on waiting list can make it! x

    August 25, 2013

  • victor t.

    Please leave a number so I can get in touch with one of the organizer.

    August 25, 2013

  • shrynne

    Morning Margaret - I seem to have to misplaced the email you sent with the details- sorry! Can u pls resend? Thx.

    August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Yes, will do!

      August 25, 2013

    • shrynne

      Thanks got it- running a tad late tho so will let Cherin know. Cheers

      August 25, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Good morning, all, the weather is a bit rainy, but CYL would like to go ahead with the event. So bring a towel or two and get ready to have fun with the kids. :)

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Vava

      Where I wait ?

      August 25, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Vava, this event is full. I hope you can join us for our next event with CYLF!

      August 25, 2013

  • Vava

    Nice to meet u

    August 25, 2013

  • Edith F.

    Is it too late to join?

    August 24, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Edith, it's not too late. :) I'll add you to the pickup team, Group B. Please check your email for more details about the event.

      August 24, 2013

    • Edith F.

      Thx Margaret! Got it.

      August 24, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Sorry pb w/phone. Got everything and see you tom

    August 24, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Wonderful! See you tomorrow. :)

      August 24, 2013

  • Stephanie

    M, I cannot find where we meeting to get the kids... Could you advise pls? Tks

    August 24, 2013

  • PJ

    Very well done for this initiative

    Really would love to join! Let me know two spots become available.

    August 22, 2013

    • PJ

      Great, thank you Margaret

      August 23, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi PJ, I've added you and your +1 to Group B of the pickup team. See you on Sunday!

      August 24, 2013

  • ANOOP C.

    hey margaret i am new here so can you p[lease tell me how to get there
    i mean which mtr exit and all
    thnk you

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Anoop, I just sent out an email to all event participants. Please take a look at it first, and then let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

      August 23, 2013

  • Jon

    Hi, I'm so sorry for flaking last minute but this weekend looks a little packed + repulse bay is a bit out of the way. I'm sure it's going to be an amazing event, though! Have fun :D

    August 23, 2013

  • Peter

    Sorry my guest cant make it, but i will still attend. Apology for any inconvenience caused.

    August 23, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      No problem, thanks for letting me know!

      August 23, 2013

  • Yuwai

    I'm so so so sorry, something came up :-(

    August 22, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      No problem! Thanks for updating your RSVP. :) See you at a climb soon!

      August 23, 2013

  • Hiromi S.

    Sorry, I have to come on 2:30pm. Can I still join?

    August 23, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Hiromi, I think 2:30 is a bit late for this event, unfortunately. We'll have more events with CYLF later this year. :)

      August 23, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Hi everyone, I've revised the team list above a bit, so please check again for your name. Please also update your RSVP if you can't make it on Sunday. I'll send out an email tonight with details for the event. Thank you all again for joining this event!

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Still working out some details! Email to follow tomorrow.

      August 22, 2013

  • Anthony

    What time does this event finish at the beach? I would like to join but I need to leave early if that is ok

    August 22, 2013

    • Anthony

      Around 4pm. Does everyone arrive at the beach at 12:30?

      August 22, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      The kids will arrive around 1:15/1:30. The BBQ team will arrive a bit earlier to set things up.

      August 22, 2013

  • Tristan S.

    Count me in! I'm a primary school teacher at a local HK school and would love to get involved in this kind of work

    August 21, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Tristan, great! I'll add you to the pickup team.

      August 21, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Sorry, I didn't realize you're on the waitlist!

      August 22, 2013

  • Lucy

    Hi Its my first meet up so please let me know if there is anything you would like me to do in advance

    August 21, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Lucy, thanks for asking! I'll be sending out the details for the event today or tomorrow, so you'll know what you have to do.

      August 22, 2013

  • Donna

    Hi Margaret, Could you switch Tom and I to the barbque supplies team. We will also have to leave mid afternoon it that's okay. thanks.

    August 21, 2013

  • jennie

    Hi Margaret - please count me in this volunteer opportunity for pick up/take care of the kid... Thank you :)

    August 20, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Hi Jennie, I've added you to the pickup team. Thanks!

      August 20, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Hi everyone, thank you all again for signing up for this event! I've posted a tentative list of team members in the event description. If you're unhappy with your team assignment, please let me know.

    Also, if you find that you can't attend on Sunday, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so that we can keep track of how many volunteers are available for the event.

    Thanks!

    August 20, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      I'll send out final details/information and contact numbers later this week.

      August 20, 2013

  • Peter

    Would like to be in the pickup team pls...

    August 19, 2013

  • Cherin W.

    Happy to be on whichever team you need ppl. Let me know :)

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to be in the Pickup team

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to get involved next weekend!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Christine

    Can I please join the pick up team.

    August 17, 2013

  • Kris L.

    I'm in - from 12:30 - 4:30pm, sorry have to leave a bit early. Will join the pick up team.

    August 17, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      No problem, thank you for helping! Pick up team it is. :)

      August 17, 2013

  • Perri

    I would like to join the pickup team please =)

    August 17, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Got it, thank you for joining us!

      August 17, 2013

  • Winnie S.

    Hello, preference for the pick up team, if there is space. Thank you!

    August 16, 2013

  • Will

    I'd prefer to be on pickup. I will have had a couple of canto lessons by then, and I plan to unleash it on some unsuspecting kid.

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Perfect! We'll warn them ahead of time. ;)

      August 17, 2013

  • elton

    helloo can i be on the pickup team plz?

    August 15, 2013

  • Jon

    I'd like to help with the BBQ/supplies.

    August 15, 2013

    • Margaret M.

      Okay, will add you to that team. Thanks!

      August 16, 2013

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