Mildred Dibden was a missionary with the evangelical Anglican Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society. She first came to Hong Kong in 1931, but had to go home because of a near-fatal bout of malaria. She had noticed the plight of Hong Kong's abandoned children, and was determined to help them, so she returned to the Colony in 1936 and opened orphanges in various locations including Cheung Chao. In 1940 she moved into an estate in Fanling and kept this home open, with the assitance of Ruth Little and Chinese staff, throughout the Japanese occupation.
She continued her work after the war, founding Shatin Babies Home in 1952. In 1966 she went back to England taking just over 20 Chinese girls with her.
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