This academic year was a highly successful one in Cambridge for the Chinese New Year Trust committee. Two major events were organised – the Chinese New Year Charity Run and the Chinese New Year Ball. The Charity Run took place in October, and saw over 100 runners take to the streets of Cambridge on a cold and windy Sunday morning. A total sum of over £7,000 was raised, and we are very grateful to each participant for their contribution. The theme of this year’s ball was Moonlit Shanghai, a night where over 250 people were transported to the glamorous and decadent world of 1920s Shanghai. Guests were treated to a champagne reception with jazz band, before an evening of delicious Chinese cuisine, fine wine and incredible performances. This was followed by post-show entertainment in the form of a casino, chocolate fountain and more. The night was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and the charity auction raised around £2,500. Every member of the committee has done a fantastic job in contributing towards the organisation of two such excellent events, helping to raise a total of over £18,000 for CNYTrust. We look forward to many future successes!
Yuhan Gao, President Cambridge University Chinese New Year Trust 2013-2014
The CNYTrust Committee 2012-13 gladly reports that the Society has hosted another successful Charity Run, raising RMB40,000 for the Trust despite some very challenging weather. Preparing for the CNY Ball on 16 Feb 2013, the Committee has lined up some exciting new features for our guests, including sending postcards back home for guests, instant polarized cameras and most importantly, a charity auction. Meanwhile, the Committee is also working hard to promote the Ball to a wider student group. The Committee is on course to raise RMB120,000 this year. It is a great honour to contribute to the philanthropic work at CNYTrust and we are devoted to organising an amazing year at Cambridge.
Cambridge University CNYTrust Committee 2012-13
Another very successful year for the Cambridge University CNYTrust Society! Through are annual Charity Run and Charity Ball we raised over RMB100,000. A big thank you to all our supporters – donors, helpers, Cambridge University, sponsors and, of course the Society Committee! At this time, we are proud to have chosen a new Committee for the 2012-2013 year – below are the names of the esteemed individuals who have been elected! Now it is time for the current Committee to say good-bye, and buckle down for our exams! It has been an honour and a privilege to be part of the CNYTrust and we look forward to next years’ activities!
Cambridge University CNYTrust Committee 2011-2012