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