Bright Eyes Lixin Trip: Eye-Testing & Library Donation (20-22 Sep)

  • When:
    Wednesday, 20 September 2017 until Friday, 22 September 2017
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Where:
    Lixin County, 利辛县
    Anhui Province
  • Price:
    Please see the approximate costs for the trip below.

A delegation from the British Chamber Shanghai will be taking a trip to Lixin County to visit four schools to carry out eye testing as part of the Chamber’s Bright Eyes Project; as well as donating three libraries to selected local schools.

We plan to depart Shanghai Hongqiao railway station on Wednesday, 20 September at 17:34 on train G158. We will return on Friday, 22 September, departing Bengbu (蚌埠) at 20:20 and arriving at Shanghai Hongqiao railway station at 22:30 on train G1230

This is a great opportunity for supporters of the Bright Eyes Project to get to see the project in action, and help support the work of the hospital staff. Volunteers can also choose to help with the library donation, which will be done in partnership with The Library Project, one of the Chamber’s chosen charities for 2017.

British Chamber Lixin Trip Schedule

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

  • Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Bengbu(蚌埠)
  • Depart 17:34Arrive 19:48 – train number G158
  • Bus from Bengbu railway station to Lixin
  • Depart 20:15 Arrive 22:15
  • Check into hotel: Lixin Mingzhu Hotel

Thursday, 21 September 2017

  • 07:00 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - Depart Hotel
  • 09:00 - Arrive Fenglou Primary School (At the Fenglou Primary School there will be a Library donation ceremony and associated activities. At the same time, the children will receive eye testing as part of the Bright Eyes project. Volunteers can choose either to join the Library donation activities or the eye testing process or just engage with the children in classroom activities.)
  • 11:45 - both the Library donation activities and the eye testing should be completed.
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - After lunch the volunteers will have a choice of either visiting a school (No.1 Primary School) that will receive a Library donation or visiting a school (name tbc) which will receive eye testing (please indicate which activity you would prefer to attend so that we can arrange transportation accordingly).
  • 17:30 - both parties arrive back at the hotel
  • 18:30 - Dinner 

Friday, 22 September 2017

  • 07:00 08:00 Breakfast - On the Friday morning we will have simultaneous activities at two primary schools. At one primary school (Jiangqiao Primary School) we will donate a Library with associated activities. At the other school (name tbc), we will perform eye testing and engage with the children in classroom activities. Once again, volunteers can choose which school the wish to visit (please confirm in advance so that transportation can be arranged accordingly).
  • 08:00 – Check-out of hotel
  • 08:30 – Depart Hotel
  • 09:00 - Arrive at the respective schools
  • 11:45 – Both activities at the schools should be completed.
  • 12:00 – Lunch (note, at this time we are assuming that both parties will come together for lunch)
  • 13:30 – Depart the restaurant and travel to the next school.
  • 14:00 - Arrive next school (name tbc).
  • 14:10 – Eye testing and classroom engagement with the children.
  • 16:45 – All eye testing will be completed
  • 17:00 – Depart school by bus to Bengbu railway station
  • 19:30 – Arrive Bengbu railway station
  • 20:20 – Depart Bengbu to Shanghai Hongqiao
  • 22:30 – Arrive Shanghai Hongqiao

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We would love all volunteers to join us on the whole trip, but are aware that everyone has busy work schedules, therefore if you are only able to join us for part of the trip, then that is also fine! Please just let us know your schedule and we can arrange transportation for you.

The approximate costs for the trip are as follows:


1. RMB 500 - Return train tickets, second class
2. RMB 250/person - Transportation (car/bus) around Lixin


RMB 168 per night for a double room (breakfast included)


RMB 50 per person per meal

The Chamber will help to arrange hotels and transportation for those who wish to come with us.

If you are interested in joining this trip, and would like to know further information, then please contact

Event contact

Phil Roebuck
+86 21 6218 5022