The protective glass cover over the water well at the Albergue SCM Patio has been removed for the annual “Wishing Well” event, which is on until March 5.
The well encourages the public to make New Year wishes under the patio’s “Marriage Trees.”
According to PR representative Tina Chiu, some 6,000 participants are expected at the fifth iteration of the event.
“The main purpose is to delight local residents and tourists, and to have a place to make a wish and hang it on the tree. This is a tree that is very unique to Albergue, and we call it the ‘marriage tree’,” said Chiu.
“Around 8,000 heart cards have been prepared for the public. We hope we can use them all, but we are expecting to use around 6,000 of them. This is completely free,” the representative added.
This year, among many activities around the globe, the Albergue SCM Wishing Well will join forces with World Cancer Day to raise awareness about the disease, and Caritas Macau to help the needy.
The proceeds from this fundraising activity will be donated to both societies.
World Cancer Day is an international day observed on Feb. 4 to raise awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer, and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.
Meanwhile, as part of the annual activity, Albergue is also holding an “Albergue Wishing Well Photo Competition,” which invites the public to post an original and creative photo of the well.
The most liked photo on Facebook will win a Huawei Mate 20. The submission deadline is March 6. LV