HK rugby player expresses gratitude to foreign domestic helpers and celebrates Children’s Day

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31st March 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong rugby player Russell Webb, who is also a PathFiners’ Child Ambassador, has written a heartfelt letter to his newborn niece Scarlett. In the letter, he expresses his love and appreciation for Scarlett and celebrates Children’s Day, which is a special day for children around the world.

In his letter, Webb reflects on the joy that Scarlett has brought into his life and the lives of those around her. He calls her a precious gift and a symbol of hope and possibility for the future. He also acknowledges the support and love that Scarlett has received from her family, including her mother, father, grandparents, and uncles and aunts.

Webb also takes the opportunity to express his gratitude to two migrant domestic workers, Blandy and Charit, whose contributions have been invaluable in helping him achieve his dream of playing rugby for Hong Kong. He acknowledges the hard work, dedication, and love that migrant workers like Blandy and Charit bring to Hong Kong, and thanks them for their contributions to so many families.

Hong Kong rugby player Russell Webb and his newborn niece.
ong Kong rugby player Russell Webb and his newborn niece.

As Webb prepares for one of the biggest weekends of the year, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, he dedicates this tournament to Scarlett and to all the children in Hong Kong. He encourages children to discover their strengths, passions, and weaknesses, and to not be afraid of failure.

Webb’s letter serves as a reminder of the important role that migrant workers play in Hong Kong, and of the importance of celebrating and supporting children. It is a heartfelt message that celebrates love, hope, and possibility.

In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the contributions that migrant domestic workers make to Hong Kong. These workers, who come from countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, provide crucial support to Hong Kong families by caring for children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Despite their important role, migrant workers face many challenges in Hong Kong, including low pay, long working hours, and limited legal protections. In recent years, there have been efforts to improve conditions for migrant workers, including the introduction of minimum wage laws and the extension of maternity leave to migrant workers.

As Hong Kong continues to evolve, it is important to remember the contributions that migrant workers have made and continue to make to the city. It is also important to celebrate and support children, who represent the future of Hong Kong.