34th edition of Operation Santa Claus raised HK$19.5 million with a “Performing Arts” theme

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “34th edition of Operation Santa Claus raised HK$19.5 million with a “Performing Arts” theme” – below is their description.

A special video has marked another successful year with the 2021 edition of Operation Santa Claus, the annual charity fundraising drive co-organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK since 1988.

Surpassing the HK$17 million raised in 2020, the 34th instalment of the fundraiser aided 18 charities serving more than 13,000 underprivileged and people with disabilities and illnesses.

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