04/01/2018 09:26 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Live show to raise funds for the poor on Lunar New Year

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) will host a charity show, to be broadcast live by Vietnam Television, on January 7 to raise funds for the poor and Agent Orange/dioxin victims on the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet).

At a press conference on the event held in Hanoi on January 3, VRC President of Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said the show, an annual activity of the VRC, aims at raising donations to send at least two million Tet gifts to disadvantaged communities, particularly victims of natural disasters.

The show is set to take place at the Au Co art centre in Hanoi. It will mark the VRC’s 71st founding anniversary and 20 years since it first launched the programme to support the needy and AO/dioxin victims on Tet.

Also with the aim of helping the poor celebrate a happy Lunar New Year festival, the VRC is running a texting campaign from December 27, 2017 and February 24, 2018. Each message of “TET” sent to 1409 will donate 20,000 VND (0.88 USD) to the purpose.

Initiated in 1999, the VRC’s Tet charity programme delivered 10 million gifts worth over 3.4 trillion VND (149.6 million USD) over the past five years.