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Over the years, Far East Group have continued our efforts to help the children and the aged in ways that we can. We have raised funds and donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to give the children a promising future by helping these children and youths in their social and educational development, buy meals in schools, pay for transport or use it to meet other schooling needs. We have also raised funds and matched the amounts raised for Club Rainbow, which supports and empower children with chronic illness, many of whom require frequent hospital visits for treatment, therapy and long-term medication & their families.
We have not forgotten about the elderly who have contributed their part in building the society and progress that we enjoy today. We’ve raised funds for Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions which provides in-patient and out-patient facilities and services, which are extended to people of all races.
The Group will continue with our CSR efforts in these areas.
The Straits Times SPMF
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund was started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times to provide pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.
Set up in 1992, Club Rainbow (Singapore) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to support and empower children with chronic illness & their families by providing compassionate relevant services in their journey towards an enriching life. Children in Club Rainbow (Singapore) range from new-borns to youths up to the age of 20, many of whom require frequent hospital visits for treatment, therapy and long-term medication. Club Rainbow (Singapore) is an independent charity that relies largely on corporate and public donations to support their mission and sustain their work and daily operation.
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital is one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions, founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese merchants who want to provide immigrants with free medical services. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital’s in-patient and out-patient facilities and services are extended to people of all races. The Hospital holds strongly on to their traditional values of compassion and care to keep up with the ever-changing healthcare needs of Singaporean. It boasts 600 beds and are staffed by about 400 trained and professional employees, serving thousands of patients every month. Being a charitable organisation that is heavily dependent on public support and donations, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital remains focused on providing quality care and services to their patients.