Father Anthony Bogadek Caring Fund
Statement of Disbursements for the period ended 31 Dec 2021
Our Father Anthony Bogadek received a pacemaker implant operation in August 2021 and required extra medical care afterwards. He is now in his 90 and his health condition is deteriorating. To reciprocate to our alma mater and to express the heartfelt gratitude to our teacher, a group of St. Louis Old Boys (who graduated between 1968 - 1986) formed an Executive Committee to organise a campaign to siphon financial resources to support Father Anthony Bogadek’s daily living and basic medical needs and also invited Father Matthew Chan as the spiritual adviser to the Executive Committee.
The fund-raising campaign was launched in October 2021 which marked the beginning of the Father Anthony Bogadek Caring Fund (“ABC Fund”).
A total of HK$361,259 was raised for the period ended 31 December 2021. The Executive Committee members will continue to manage the donation money and coordinate with the support groups to take care of Father Anthony Bogadek. The Executive Committee members would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to Father Matthew Chan, our spiritual adviser for his guidance, our fellow brothers for the financial support and SLOBA team for collecting the donations on ABC Fund’s behalf.
Before launching the ABC Fund, fellow brothers of various years including class of 1969, 1972, 1979, 1980 and 1982 pooled together a total of HK$358,585 (the “Predecessor Funds”) to support Father Anthony Bogadek’s caring needs for the pacemaker operation and after-operation care. The amount thus pooled previously were fully utilised in November 2021 and the ABC Fund kicked in thereafter.
For full transparency, the ABC Fund’s Statement of Disbursements included the donations to and disbursements made from the Predecessor Funds.
The cumulative disbursements (from ABC Fund and the Predecessor Funds) thus made were mainly for caretaker expenses as well as hospital in-patient expenses. We are glad that with the kind support from our fellow brothers in various professions (including physicians, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy), no fee was made for their professional services. The hospital expenses included only actual hospital charges as well as actual cost of pacemaker.
The Executive Committee members will remain vigilant in monitor the cash positions of the ABC Fund. Based on our current projections, the on-hand cash should be adequate to support Father Antony Bogadek until April 2022. We will keep our fellow brothers posted on the operations of the ABC Fund. We might launch the next round of fund raising in March 2022.
As shared with our fellow brothers in our first appeal letter in October 2021, we strongly believe to reciprocate to our alma mater is as easy as ABC! We earnestly look forward to receiving your continuing support to the ABC Fund.
Dr Dominic Sinn (1968)
Dr James Lee (1981)
Ken Kwan (1986)
Dr Michael Lau (1980)
Vincent Chang (1986)
(Executive Committee of Father Anthony Bogadek Caring Fund)