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Laugh Out Loud! Comedy Night – 4th and counting! / Akaraka

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4th in a row! On November 8 2018, AkarakA Hong Kong hosted its annual “Laugh Out Loud” Comedy Night at the Champs Bar in Charterhouse Hotel, Wan Chai.

Jami Gong from Hong Kong’s premier comedy club TakeOut Comedy and his team of 4 comedians did another fantastic job entertaining a full house of AkarakA supporters – from first timers to recurring guests.  

The night was not only about comedy and fundraising, but also an opportunity to celebrate our achievements in helping young adults getting their formal education. We presented a video from partner UpLift Philippines, mentioned our ongoing support locally via Po Leung Kuk and introduced our planned engagement with the Christina Noble Foundation in Mongolia.

After the presentations, Jamie and the comedians took stage one by one and put up a great show. Mostly touching on topics of daily life in Hong Kong (which everybody could relate to!), they earned lots of laughter from the audience: from giggles to belly laughs and, in some instances, tears.

A BIG THANK YOU to Jami Gong, Benjamin Quinlan, Garron Chiu, Ryan Hynek and Maitreyi Karanth  They played a vital role in enabling AkarakA HK to be able to raise north of HKD33k from ticket sales and on-site donations, which will help tremendously towards funding our projects.

A lot of thanks to all who joined us and support our cause. We really appreciate it


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Round 3!

On October 12th ,2017, AkarakA Hong Kong successfully hosted its annual “Laugh Out Loud” Comedy Night for the third consecutive year partnering once again with Jami Gong and his team from Hong Kong’s premier comedy club TakeOut Comedy. It was another full house at the Champs Bar in Charterhouse Hotel, Wan Chai with some hotel guests coming in as walk-ins and enjoying the night. We raised a total of HKD 23 k from ticket sales and on-site donations which will go a long way to fund our projects.

The night was just not about comedy and fundraising but also celebrated the achievements we had on helping young adults in getting their formal education. A special guest, Kaur Arashdeep one of the recipients of the PLK scholarship which AkarakA is sponsoring, started out the night with a few words of appreciation and shared her experience on how the scholarship has helped her further her tertiary studies. AkarakA also provided some updates on the other charity partners we have abroad. We presented a video from partner UpLift Philippines on the recent graduating scholars that AkarakA has started to work with on 2017.

After the presentations, there was an outpouring of laughter from the night’s lineup of comedians. Jami Gong, Benjamin Quinlan, Garron Chiu, Mahesh Mansigani and Tamby Chan made sure there were no silence in the crowd touching on topics such as life in Hong Kong and even made a swipe on bankers who mostly made up the audience.

A lot of thanks to all who joined us in 2017 and we hope to continue this tradition in the years to come.


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November 25, 2016 Events

On November 25th 2016, AkarakA HK participated in Deutsche Bank Hong Kong’s annual Christmas Bazaar. This year’s stall featured again a variety of highly coveted cupcakes as well as two Christmas Hampers that were up for grabs for the winners of our Christmas raffle .

We at AkarakA HK again appreciated this opportunity as it permitted us to further raise our profile . It also allowed colleagues of Deutsche Bank Hong Kong to learn more about the cause, as well as, of course, helping with their Christmas shopping. Hence we look forward to making use of this opportunity annually. With the help of our very generous colleagues, we were able to raise more than HKD 16,000 during the Christmas Bazaar – a terrific sum that further enables AkarakA HK to continue helping under-privileged children and young adults secure a formal education.


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After the huge success of the inaugural event last year, AkarakA Hong Kong hosted another “Laugh Out Loud! “- Comedy Night on July 21st. Repeating a winning formula, we teamed up with Jamie and his fellow comedians from Hong Kong’s leading comedy club “TakeOut Comedy”, keeping Champs Bar at The Charterhouse hotel in Wan Chai as our location of choice.
Having sold 115 tickets the guaranteed full house anxiously waited for the 5 comedians and these guys lived up to the expectations and provided a great evening of entertainment.
At the end of the evening we raised HKD 25,000 net from ticket sales and further donations from the attendees. A fantastic amount that we can put directly into good use as AkarakA Hong Kong will use these funds to sponsor a student in Hong Kong for his or her higher education from September/October onwards. Stay tuned for more info about this later this year.

Big thanks to all attendees and the comedians (Jamie, Garron, Pete, Vivek and Ben) for making this fund raising event such a success.

Trust that we will back for Round 3 in 2017!


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