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Top executives tee off at annual Singtel Charity Golf

Event dedicated to the late Mr S R Nathan, and funds raised to help children and youth with special needs realise their dreams 

SINGAPORE, 29 August 2016 – In support of the 15th anniversary of the Singtel Touching Lives Fund (STLF), 68 of Singtel’s business partners and associates from around the region teed off at Tanah Merah Golf Course today at its marquee event – the Singtel Charity Golf. A total of $1 million was raised for children and youth with special needs from STLF’s beneficiaries. 

The annual event was also dedicated to the memory of the late Mr S R Nathan, a patron of charities who started the President’s Challenge in 2000 to rally Singaporeans around support for the vulnerable in our community. As a mark of respect, participants observed a minute of silence during the event. 

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chairman of the STLF and CEO Consumer Singapore at Singtel, said: “We’ve come a long way in our support for children and youth with special needs, and I’m very grateful for the strong support we’ve had for Singtel Charity Golf over the past 15 years. The amount raised today will add to the $33 million we’ve raised since STLF was conceived, and go towards programmes that help these children realise their full potential and lead independent lives.” 

“This year, we would like to remember the late Mr S R Nathan, Singapore’s former President, as the nation also lost a patron of charities. We believe his spirit will continue to live on as we continue to make a difference to the vulnerable and needy in our community”, he added. 

The golf event was also a platform for STLF beneficiaries to interact with their sponsors. This year, nine students from APSN Tanglin School were engaged as waiters during the after-game dinner, in a unique opportunity for them to put their skills to practice. The 16-year-old final year students, who are part of the Event Management Club in the school, served drinks as well as dinner to guests. 

Another group of students from APSN Tanglin School also performed a Latin dance as part of dinner entertainment. In appreciation of the guests’ support for STLF, 250 terrariums were painstakingly crafted by the students as a ‘thank you’ gift to the sponsors. 

Mrs Liza Ow, Principal of APSN Tanglin School, said: “Through the Singtel Touching Lives Fund, Singtel has been a long-time supporter of APSN Tanglin School, and we’re always working together to explore ways to develop our students holistically. Today’s event provides a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their abilities and enjoy a sense of acceptance as integral members of society. We hope the guests like the terrariums that were handcrafted by our students, which are tokens of appreciation for their support.”

In addition to the annual charity golf event, Singtel also runs a year-round in-house donation drive, where contributions from employees are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company. This year, in celebration of the Singtel Touching Lives Fund’s 15th anniversary, Singtel will match two times the amount for every dollar contributed to the fund, which goes directly to Singtel’s beneficiaries, as the company bears all fundraising costs. 

Beneficiaries adopted by the Singtel Touching Lives Fund include APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Tanglin School, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, Eden School and MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School. 

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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.

Singtel is a founding member of the Singapore Business Network on DisAbility – advancing equitable employment opportunities for people with disability through awareness, shared expertise, network and resources.

Read more about Singtel’s corporate social responsibility and programmes at http://info.singtel.com/about-us/sustainability.

 

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 over S$30 million for more than 20 charities under the auspices of the National Council of Social Service.    

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
Singapore 239732

Beneficiaries of Singtel Touching Lives Fund 2016

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.

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

 

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/schools/tanglin-school/  

 

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://cpas.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

 

ANNEX A 

SINGTEL CHARITY GOLF SPONSORS

3 Mobile Telecom Pte Ltd

Absolute Kinetics Consultancy Pte Ltd

Accenture Pte Ltd

ActiV Technology Pte Ltd

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Amdocs Singapore Pte Ltd

ANZ Bank

A.T. Kearney

Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays Bank PLC

Beston Electrical & Communication Pte Ltd

BNP Paribas

Bravo Lifestyle Pte Ltd

Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd

Citi

CSG International, Inc.

DBS Bank Ltd

Deloitte & Touche LLP

DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd

Eltek Power Pte Ltd

EMC Computer Systems (South Asia) Pte Ltd

Ericsson Telecommunications Pte Ltd

eSmart Mobile Pte Ltd

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

G-Force Network Pte Ltd

Grand Park Orchard

Havas Media Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Sales) Pte Ltd

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore

HSBC

Huawei

IP-Tribe (Private) Limited

Juniper Networks (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Kienta Engineering Construction Pte Ltd

LanTro (S) Pte Ltd

Lenovo Singapore

Logicalis Singapore Pte Ltd

Lucky Joint Construction Pte Ltd

M. Tech Products Pte Ltd

Malifax Technologies (S) Pte Ltd

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Markers & Brushers Design Pte Ltd

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte.

Neosonic International Pte Ltd

Nera Telecommunications Ltd

NetLink Trust

NetScout Systems

NEW Asurion Singapore Pte Ltd

Ngai Heng Pte Ltd

Nokia

Novel Communication Pte Ltd

NT8 Software Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Ntegrator Pte Ltd

OCBC Bank

Ogilvy & Matter (S) Pte Ltd

Pico Art International Pte Ltd

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

ROOTS Communication Pte Ltd

Samsung Asia Pte Ltd

SDS Pte Ltd

Singapore Pools

Sony Mobile Communications International AB

Standard Chartered Bank

Tanah Merah Country Club

Timios Solutions Pte Ltd

Union of Telecoms Employees of Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited

VMware Singapore Pte Ltd

WebSatMedia Pte Ltd

Wuhan FiberHome International Technologies Co., Ltd.

ZTE Singapore Pte Ltd

 

 

 

ANNEX B

 


Top executives come together to raise funds for Singtel Charity Golf.

 


A student from APSN Tanglin serving pre-dinner drinks to guests.

 


Singtel presented a cheque for over $1 million to Community Chest from the golf event.

 


A student from APSN Tanglin serving dinner to guests.

 


A Latin dance performance put together by students of APSN Tanglin for guests at the Singtel Charity Golf dinner.

 

Every guest was given a terrarium, which was hand crafted by APSN Tanglin students.