History

Going down CWL’s memory lane.
Get a glimpse of our glorious past.

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2021

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Christmas Lunch

At a Christmas fundraising lunch at the Jockey Club in 2008.

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The flagbearers Fernanda da Rosa, Irene Chen and Mary Wa at the end of the mass for the 70th anniversary celebration. (More pics in Gallery).

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Charity Walk

CWL members participate in a charity walk on Lugard Road on the Peak in 1987-88 to encourage the elderly. Seen in the pic are Lady Margaret Lobo, Joyce Chang, Hilda Garcia, and CWL President Cora da Silva (extreme rt).

Christmas Fundraiser

Christmas fundraising lunch at the Jockey Club in 2014. Seen in the pic (from L to R) are Mary Wa, Nancy Tang, Irene Chen, Landy Ling, Catherine Wong,

Esther Ma, Yvonne Tsui, Paulette Santos, Anita Stevenson, Dolores Brown and
Laura Ho.

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Hardship Fund Concert

The Hardship Fund Concert was held on 5 March 2019 at the Craigengower Cricket Club. In the pic from L to R are Fernanda da Rosa, Irene Chen, Maria Chu and a guest.(Read article in March 2019 newsletter)

2016

Fr Russell’s 90th B’day

Members celebrated Fr Russell’s 90th birthday on 18 August 2016 at the Hong Kong Club. Seen in the pic are Olivia Mak, Katherine Wong, Salween Lee,

Madeleine Wu, Mary Chow, Angelina Chow, Mary Wa, and Joan Ng. (More pics in Gallery)

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2008

2007

2006

1987

1988

Fr Russell's 6 decades...

Fr Russell completed 60 years as an ordained Jesuit priest in 2017. The event was celebrated on 20 July 2017. At a lunch to mark the event Father Russell is seen with members Katherine Wong (left) and the late Celia Cruz.

Pilgrimage to Lamma

Members participated in a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lamma Island on 25 March 2021. Pic shows Catherine Wong at the Way of the Cross. (Read article in June 2021 newsletter)

Raffle Draw 2019

On the day of the Draw: 23 May 2019. Irene Chen, Fr Russell and Yvonne Tsui roll the lottery ball machine for the first five prizes.

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Celebrating 80 years

CWL celebrated its 80th anniversary in
Hong Kong on 17 November 2017. Members participated in a concelebrated mass and reception to mark the occasion. (More pics in Gallery)

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Hardship Fund Launch

The Hardship Fund was launched on 6 December 2016 at the Craigengower Cricket Club. Maria Chu (extreme rt) and guests pose with Ms Law Lan, our honourable guest and well-known local movie and TV star.

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Raffle 2015 

CWL members selling raffle tickets at Mary Help of Christians Church, Kowloon in

April 2015. In the pic are Catherine Wong, Margaret Leung, Nancy Tang and Paulette Santos along with the parish priest (seated) and a volunteer.

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CWL Progress Grant

CWL launched the CWL Progress Grant in 2012. The grant awards merit scholarships to students of Sing Yin Secondary School. Seen in the pic with the recipients are Anita Stevenson, Catherine Wong and Paulette Santos.

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CWL 70th anniversary

CWL celebrated its 70th anniversary in Hong Kong, in 2007. Pic shows Fr Russell reading the gospel at a celebratory mass at the Cathedral.

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CWL Worldwide Centenary

CWL members pose with Cardinal Zen at a celebration on 19 October 2006 to mark the centenary of CW Worldwide. (More pics in Gallery)

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1985

Boat People Camp Visit

Visit to the camp for Vietnamese Boat People at the army barracks in Tsuen Wan with toys for children and a donation. This was an initiative by CWL member Mrs Markbrieter in 1984-85. Seen in the pic from L to R are Debra Fung, Linda Sena and
Anna Leung.

The ‘masked’ AGM

Members wore masks but were lucky to be able to participate in a face-to-face annual general meeting on 15 October 2020. (Read article in Dec 2020 newsletter)

2020

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Past Presidents

Past presidents of the 60s and 70s
Sitting from L to R: Betty Nolan, Christine Rowlands and Barbara Wei; Vivian

Rafeek (standing, extreme rt)

1960

1970

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1963

1964

Van donation

CWL President Patricia Voller, gifts a van to the Little Sisters of the Poor in 1963-64.

The Boat Clinic

Aboard the Marina. The boat clinic provided medical care to fishermen families in Aberdeen in 1961. The boat was bought for £100 through a donation from CWL, UK.

1961

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1960s

CWL members hand over keys of the cottage to Mr Yue Yau and his family

in Hang Hau, on 28 June 1963.

Cottages for refugees

Plaque on a cottage donated to refugee families in the early 60s.

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1960s

Mobile Canteen

Fr Cronin blesses a CWL mobile canteen that provided emergency food relief in the aftermath of natural disasters in the early 60s.

Raffle Draw 1960

CWL Spiritual director Fr Cronin draws the winners of the 1960 Raffle.

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1960

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1960

Raffle 1960 winner

CWL President Mrs J. Martin (right), hands the keys of the Austin A7 to the winner of the First Prize of the 1960 Raffle.