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.
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
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.
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.
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
Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Bank PLC
Beston Electrical & Communication Pte Ltd
Bravo Lifestyle Pte Ltd
Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd
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
IP-Tribe (Private) Limited
Juniper Networks (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Kienta Engineering Construction Pte Ltd
LanTro (S) Pte Ltd
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
NEW Asurion Singapore Pte Ltd
Ngai Heng Pte Ltd
Novel Communication Pte Ltd
NT8 Software Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ntegrator Pte Ltd
Ogilvy & Matter (S) Pte Ltd
Pico Art International Pte Ltd
ROOTS Communication Pte Ltd
Samsung Asia Pte Ltd
SDS Pte Ltd
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
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.