TFWA Cannes 2021: Women in Travel Retail raises almost 17,000 Euro for Impact Hong Kong

TFWA World Exhibition and Conference, Women in Travel Retail meeting in TFWA Lounge at Carlton Beach. Copyright: Mandoga Media

Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) raised a fantastic €16,829 for Impact Hong Kong during the event held in the TFWA Lounge at Carlton Beach on Tuesday evening, including generous donations of €10,000 from Interparfums and €5,000 from Mondelez World Travel Retail.

At the TFWA Lounge, guests were invited to make a voluntary contribution to the charity, raising a further €1,829.

Sarah Branquinho, President of WiTR, said: “We would like to express our grateful thanks to Interparfums and Mondelez for their astounding generosity, as well as to those who kindly contributed on Tuesday night.”

For the second year running, WiTR has been raising money for Impact Hong Kong, which helps women experiencing homelessness to settle in a safe home, restore their mental and physical wellbeing, build their self-esteem and social capital, and discover their purpose.

More information about Impact Hong Kong
ImpactHK became a registered charity in March 2017 but never began with that aim. Its founder, Jeff Rotmeyer, had the idea of doing one act of kindness per month for the homeless and began by walking the streets of the more impoverished areas of Hong Kong handing out supplies to those in need. The initiative touched the hearts of volunteers throughout Hong Kong and became quite popular – giving ImpactHK the opportunity to make great impact. It progressed to two walks a month, then four, and so on. ImpactHK now does 50 walks per month in six locations across Hong Kong and is built upon the kindness of hundreds of passionate volunteers. Its numbers bring power and the opportunity to create massive change – not only by positively helping homeless individuals in Hong Kong, but also by changing the face of philanthropy in the territory.

TFWA World Exhibition and Conference, The Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit at the Palais des Festivals. Copyright: Mandoga Media