About the Founder

Noel Croucher (1891-1980) was a legendary character — conventional yet eccentric, extremely rich yet mean to himself. From simple beginnings in England, he came to Hong Kong at the turn of the twentieth century to live through eight decades of change on the China Coast. At his death he endowed Hong Kong with one of its richest academic charities, the Croucher Foundation.

His life and times were researched and written by Vaudine England in consultation with leading Hong Kong historian Dr Elizabeth Sinn. The Quest of Noel Croucher, Hong Kong’s Quiet Philanthropist was published in 1998 by the Hong Kong University Press. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to one of Croucher’s best-loved charities, the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children:

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