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Inspired by his courage and determination, the Ben Kende Foundation was set up by friends and the community in 2011.

We support endeavors to improve the lives of spinally injured.

1. This year we are announcing the amazing venture of the Four Oarsmen (below)

2. We plan to join with the DB Rotary to help to send another local quadriplegic to Germany for a new treatment

3. This site offers information:- -On the latest research into spinal injury, mechanical assistance and others (and links to Spinal Research)

-Information on rehabilitation sites in the USA

-Information for wheelchair locals and travelers in Hong Kong

-Guidance on fund raising for those who need a new wheelchair or want to raise money for their own equipment


BKF’s Drinking for a Cause!


We are excited to announce that the Ben Kende Foundation will be hosting a night at RULA BULA on Lan Kwai Fong for The Four Oarsmen, on Saturday, 30 September. All proceeds will be going, via these courageous young lads, to fund Spinal Research and MIND.

If you are a member of the BKF Facebook Group then please click on this link to RSVP. We hope you can make it as it promises to be a great night.

Please take a look at the post below for more information on The Four Oarsmen.

The Trustees for the Ben Kende Foundation


The Four Oarsmen

“Ben is a real inspiration to us in our quest to row the Atlantic and it’s his resilience in the face of adversity and dogged determination that we hope to reciprocate during our row.”

Peter Robinson was lucky enough to spend a couple of years working and living in Hong Kong where he represented the Hong Kong rugby football club playing alongside the very talented Ben Kende.

A rising star of Hong Kong rugby, Ben sustained a spinal cord injury while representing the territory at the Asian Junior Championship in August 2010 and has since adjusted to life as a Tetraplegic with limited use of his arms and no use of his legs.

Ben was only 18 when this life changing injury happened. Many would have played the victim but it is Ben’s unflinching courage and “can do” approach to life which has meant that he has continued to excel in life. Ben has since completed a degree in Finance and Marketing at Sydney University and is currently studying for a Juris Doctor of Law Degree at Sydney University.

The Four Oarsmen chose Spinal Research (UK) as our charity as we hope to be able to contribute to further research to help create a world where spinal cord injury doesn’t necessarily mean a lifetime of paralysis.”

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