The 2018 Christina Noble Children’s Foundation Rugby 7s Ladies Long Lunch celebrated its 9th anniversary on Friday 6th April, 2018, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The lunch raised HKD850,000, bringing the total funds achieved over the last 9 years to an incredible HKD9 million!

Guests were invited to add a touch of gold this year and they certainly sparkled. 230 glamorous ladies enjoyed an exciting, fun-filled afternoon of champagne, diamonds, delicious food & fine wine, a fabulous auction and an array of prizes!

Everyone’s favourite hosts, Penguins International Rugby, looked amazing in their white & gold tuxedo design rugby kit! As always, they did a wonderful job of ushering the ladies to their seats and topping up champagne glasses before taking to the catwalk for the annual fun-filled fashion show sponsored by Nike sportswear and BWET swimwear - who knew these boys could dance and sing as well as play rugby!

Thank you to our title sponsors, DHL, and to British Airways for adding sparkle to our live auction with one lucky lady thrilled to win 2 Business Class return flights to London, plus 2 British Airways Executive Club Gold Cards!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for the winner of our photo competition best capturing the spirit of the Ladies’ Long Lunch it was worth a further British Airways Executive Club Gold Card!

The winner of our ‘Glitter in a Glass’ competition took home a stunning ‘Coco’ diamond necklace by Ryder Diamonds and our best dressed guests enjoyed a magnum of Joseph Perrier Champagne - while everyone was a winner with our gorgeous goodie bags and table prizes!

We are already looking forward to 2019 and to a very special 10th anniversary celebration of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation Ladies’ Long Lunch!

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Thank you for your continued support and generosity

Photography by Ginny Malbon, Karin Karas and Wayne Wong