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Singtel Charity Golf Raises over S$800,000 for the Touching Lives Fund

Singtel Committed to Raise $2 million for the 2013 Programme

Singapore, 30 August 2013 – Over S$800,000 was raised at Singtel’s annual charity golf event held today, thanks to the generous support from business partners and associates. The funds go to the six beneficiaries adopted by the Singtel Touching Lives Fund (STLF). 

Set up in 2002, the STLF raises funds to support children and youths with special needs. For the 2013 STLF programme, the adopted beneficiaries are APSN Chaoyang and Tanglin Schools, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, Eden School, MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School and Singapore Cancer Society. 

Every dollar raised goes to Singtel’s beneficiaries. Singtel bears all fundraising costs. Along with the charity golf, Singtel also encourages an in-house donation drive where it matches dollar-for-dollar contributions from its employees. This is over and above Singtel’s own contribution to the STLF. Singtel is committed to raise S$2 million for its 2013 STLF programme.

“It is our hope that the skills taught to these children and youth will enable them to lead more independent lives. The programmes run by our beneficiaries are essential in helping them realise their potential and aspirations,” said Ms Jeann Low, Chairman of the STLF and Singtel’s Group CFO.

“Our partners and associates have also played a big part in our community programme. We are encouraged by their unwavering support and I thank them for sharing our cause,” added Ms Low. 

The Singtel Charity Golf was held at the Tanah Merah Country Club with Singtel senior management and its regional mobile associates among 145 golfers who teed off this afternoon.

For members of the public who wish to make a contribution, please write a crossed cheque to the ‘Singtel Touching Lives Fund’ and mail it to:
Singtel Group Communications,
31 Exeter Road, #19-00 Comcentre,
Singapore 239732. 

Please include your name, identification number and contact details on the back of the cheque. 

Singtel customers and the public can also make donations to STLF via our hotlines (1900 112 8811 and *8111). The hotlines are open till 31 December 2013.  Each call is a S$5 donation.  Singtel will waive the GST and hotline charges so that the full proceeds go to the adopted charities.

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About Singtel Touching Lives Fund 

The Singtel Touching Lives Fund is Singtel’s annual corporate philanthropy programme to help the less privileged children and young people in Singapore. It was launched in 2002 to consolidate the Group’s community support activities.  The Fund has since raised more than S$24 million for 24 charities under the auspices of the National Council of Social Service.   

 

Beneficiaries of Singtel Touching Lives Fund 2013
 

APSN Chao Yang School 

The School provides special education for children with mild intellectual disability and autism, aged 7-12 years. The aim of the school programme is to provide education and training to enable the children to have the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal, independent lives in adulthood.

Website: http://www.apsn.org.sg/chaoyang-school/about-us/

 

APSN Tanglin School 

The APSN Tanglin School provides special education for children with mild intellectual disability, aged 13-16 years. The special education programme aims to enable children to have the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal and independent lives in adulthood.

Website: http://www.apsn.org.sg/tanglin-school/about-us/

 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) School

The CPAS School serves students aged 7-18 years, diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Due to their condition, students often require specialised and intensive rehabilitation through therapy intervention. CPAS School provides individual or group therapy sessions with speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Website: http://www.spastic.org.sg/

 

Eden School

Eden School provides education and training to help children with moderate to severe autism aged 6 to 18 years old to acquire the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal independent lives in adulthood. 

Website: http://www.edenschool.edu.sg

 

MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School

The MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School provides a basic foundation in independence and employment skills to serve children aged 5 to 18 years with intellectual disabilities. It aims to develop each child to his or her fullest potential with the long-term objective of enhancing the child's prospects of integrating into mainstream society.

Website: http://www.minds.org.sg/LGS/index.html

 

Singapore Cancer Society (SCS)   

The Singapore Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer through public education, screening, patient services, financial assistance, research and advocacy. Singtel is the title sponsor of the Race Against Cancer and we pledge S$200,000 to the "SCS Help the Children and Youth" programme, which helps children and youth who are cancer patients or whose parents or siblings have cancer.

Website: www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg 

 

 

ANNEX ­­­­­­- Singtel Charity Golf 2013 Sponsors

Accenture Pte Ltd

Acision Pte Ltd

ActiV Communications Pte Ltd

Alcatel-Lucent Singapore Pte Ltd

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Amdocs Singapore Pte Ltd

Arianespace

Avaya Singapore Pte Ltd

Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays Bank PLC

Beng Beng Electrical Pte Ltd

Beston Electrical & Communication Pte Ltd

BNP Paribas Singapore Branch

Bravo Lifestyle Pte Ltd

Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd

Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd

Citibank N.A.

CSGI International

DBS Bank Ltd

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore

DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd

Eltek Power Pte Ltd

Ericsson Telecommunications Pte Ltd

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford

FiberHome

G-Force Network Pte Ltd

Golf Digest Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Sales) Pte Ltd

Hitachi Data Systems Pte Ltd

HSBC

Huawei International Pte Ltd

Juniper Networks (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Lexmark International (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Logicalis Singapore Pte Ltd

Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd

Malifax Technologies (S) Pte Ltd

Mizuho Bank, Ltd

Morgan Stanley

Nera Telecommunications Ltd

Neosonic International Pte Ltd

NetScout Systems, Inc

Ngai Heng Book Binder Pte Ltd

Nokia Siemens Networks Singapore Pte Ltd

Ntegrator Pte Ltd

OCBC Bank

Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel

Samsung Asia Pte Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

SES

Singapore Pools

Sony Mobile Communications International AB

Standard Chartered Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Summer Productions Pte Ltd

Surreal Pictures Pte Ltd

Tai Tung Communication Co Ltd

Tanah Merah Country Club

Telescience (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd

Timios Solutions Pte Ltd

Union of Telecoms Employees of Singapore 

United Overseas Bank Limited

Wilson Toh

ZTE Singapore Pte Ltd