As society makes great strides in development and growth,
there will always be some unfortunate segments that will lag behind.
embracing the spirit of "paying it forward", our priority is to be
involved in a wide range of charity-related activities to elevate the lives of
the less fortunate amongst the community.
Beyond helping the less
privileged through our outreach efforts, we hope that the lives of those we
touch will also in turn touch someone else’s.
City Sunshine Club (CSC) volunteers threw a Mid-Autumn party
for residents of Assisi Hospice. The Hospice provides compassionate,
personalised and quality palliative care to adults and children with life
limiting illnesses through their inpatient, home and day care services.
Volunteers decorated the Hospice with paper lanterns and its residents were
treated to a sumptuous dinner and delicious customary food items such as
mooncakes and pomelos. Besides the food, residents were also well entertained by
a wushu performance and songs put up by Assisi's staff and CDL's senior
management and volunteers. Members of Assisi's and CDL's management also
befriended and distributed mooncakes and lanterns to bedridden residents who
were unable to join in the celebrations at the main hall.
In the true spirit of volunteerism and charity, 240 CDL
volunteers staff enthusiastically came out in full force once again to lend its
strong support to the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day, held at SJI International.
A long-standing partner of Assisi Hospice since 1999, CDL, together
with its subsidiary, CBM Pte Ltd, collaborated to organise the Charity Fun Day.
Besides raising money for Assisi Hospice, the event also allowed families to
partake in the festivities of the day and engage in the spirit of giving. CBM
offered their services in the areas of cleaning management as well as car park
and traffic control, while CDL, together with its sister hotels – M Hotel,
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Copthorne King’s Hotel and Orchard Hotel
tantalised the taste buds of patrons with a range of hard-to-resist goodies such
as hotdogs, ice cream, fried noodles and cold drinks that were delightfully
delicious. Collectively, CDL helped raise over $17,600 during the
The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing,
Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports & Minister of
State, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. In all, the
carnival helped Assisi Hospice raise over S$800,000, relieving the Hospice of a
significant bulk of expenses, especially with the rising number of adult and
paediatric patients requiring hospice care.
The money raised will go
towards the expansion and improvement of the Hospice’s three core services
of in-patient care, home care and day care centres.
The Lunar New Year is a celebration of family togetherness
and every year, City Sunshine Club (CSC) encourages CDL employees to spend time
to remember the lonely and less fortunate in our community during the festive
season. This year, CSC organized a delightful Lunar New Year feast on 4 February
for 70 elderly from the Henderson Senior Citizens’ Home (HSCH) and CSC
volunteers chaperoned them to the Grand Shanghai restaurant at the Grand
Copthorne Waterfront hotel where a sumptuous lunch awaited
Besides befriending and helping to serve the elderly, CSC
volunteers also took to the stage and gamely engaged in entertaining our guests
with evergreen melodies. Warming the hearts of their guests with spirited
enthusiasm, the lively atmosphere inspired even some sprightly seniors to join
in by belting out a few tunes of their own.
For good luck, the elderly
also received red packets and mandarin oranges from Hong Leong Foundation as
well as from Mrs. Cecilia Kwek, wife of Hong Leong Group Singapore Executive
Chairman, Mr. Kwek Leng Beng.