Singtel raises over S$800,000 at charity golf event
Contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by Government under the Care & Share Movement
SINGAPORE, 29 August 2014 – With the generous support of business partners, over S$800,000 was raised at Singtel’s annual charity golf event held today at Tanah Merah Country Club. The funds will go to the six beneficiaries adopted by the Singtel Touching Lives Fund (STLF).
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chairman of the STLF and CEO Consumer Singapore at Singtel, said: “When we formed the STLF, one of our aims was to bring our business partners, staff and members of the public together in support of a common cause. The Singtel Charity Golf is one of our largest fundraising events for STLF, and I would like to thank our business partners who have supported us strongly with their generous donations.”
“The funds raised will go a long way in helping the beneficiaries run programmes to help children and youth with special needs realise their potential and aspirations, and lead more independent lives,” said Mr Yuen.
The STLF is focused on helping children and youths with special needs. It has donated more than S$28 million since it was set up in 2002.
This year’s contributions will have an even greater impact on the less privileged. Under the Care & Share Movement led by Community Chest, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government. The Movement is part of SG50, and the matched amount will go towards building the capabilities and capacities of the social service sector to meet rising needs.
Ms Ng Ling Ling, Managing Director of Community Chest, said: “For the past 12 years, STLF has been supporting Community Chest charities. We would like to offer our deepest appreciation to Singtel for leading by example in the Care & Share Movement – inspiring its partners, staff and the public to give generously and making a lasting impact on the lives of our beneficiaries.”
Singtel has pledged S$3 million this year towards charitable causes that enable the inclusion and well-being of people. In July, we announced a S$1.1 million donation to SG Enable to establish an Enabling Innovation Centre. The Centre will be part of an integrated community space that will provide one-stop access to services and encourage greater inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Singtel matches all employees’ contribution dollar-for-dollar
In addition to the charity golf event, Singtel also runs an in-house donation drive where Singtel matches dollar-for-dollar contributions from employees. Donations received from the in-house drive have been encouraging.
Every dollar contributed to the STLF goes directly to Singtel’s beneficiaries, as Singtel bears all fundraising costs.
About Singtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility
The Singtel Group aims to create sustainable and long-term growth for our business, while leading and shaping positive changes for our marketplace and customers, the communities we operate in, our people and the environment.
Singtel’s community focus is on the well-being of people, enabling their inclusion into society and helping them realise their potential through our core competence in digital and infocomm technologies.
Singtel believes that we can make a difference to disadvantaged communities, especially the vulnerable children and youth, through corporate and workplace giving, staff volunteering and leveraging our skills and ICT innovations.
Read more about Singtel’s corporate social responsibility and programmes at http://info.singtel.com/about-us/sustainability.
Members of the public who would like to contribute to the STLF can issue a crossed cheque (with name, identification number and contact details) to the ‘Singtel Touching Lives Fund’ and mail it to:
Singtel Corporate Social Responsibility
31 Exeter Road, #19-00 Comcentre
Beneficiaries of Singtel Touching Lives Fund 2014
APSN Chaoyang 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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$250,000 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.
Singtel’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Ms Chua Sock Koong, sounds a horn to start off the game.
Playing with a heart – Singtel’s partners come together to contribute to a worthy cause, led by Group CEO, Chua Sock Koong (fourth from left) and Chairman of the Singtel Touching Lives Fund, Yuen Kuan Moon (fourth from right).