Dear Friends,

I am organising a funding raising event for the charity MBL on the 17th of May. The charity is dedicated to supporting the adopted Chinese children in this country and helping the disadvantaged (disabled or poverished) children back in the rural areas in China (for more details please go to MBL’s website ). The event will include activities such as:

Chinese Tea Tasting
Speech by Li Lipei from Chinese Consulate
Arts Performance
Chinese Dim Sum and drinks
Speech by Frances Christensen General Manager from Confucius Institute, Edinburgh University

I’m very proud that we’ve got the confirmation from one of the most distinguished Gu Zheng artists in China to play at our event as well! Gu Zheng is a very elegant, extraordinary traditional Chinese instrument. You can find its information on Wikipedia, and if you’d like to know a little bit more about the instrument, there’s a very good example on Youtube:

The event is aimed to help people know more about Chinese culture and Chinese people. The funds for the charity will be raised through the form of an admission fee from every guest, which can be contributed online through

The procedure is as follows:

1. Any child under 15 can come to the event for free.
2. We’d like to invite adult guests to make a donation of £15/person (you’re of course very welcome to donate more than that!) on the website . As the Inland Revenue would match up with 28% of any donations, please remember to tick the ‘tax payer’ box when you’re making the payment. Also, please note that the website charges the charity for a transaction fee at a higher rate if you pay with a debit card than if with a credit card.

I know some of you may have had other plans for that day already. If that’s the case, I’d appreciate it if you could forward this email to any of your friends who might be interested in knowing more about China and making more Chinese friends. Also, we’d be very grateful if you would support MBL by making donations at: or

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at the party!

Many sincere thanks for supporting me and MBL’s charitable work for Chinese children!

Best wishes,
Linda Hu