CBM co-organizes Assisi Hospice Fun Day 2018
The annual Assisi Fun Day was held on 24 June 2018 and saw over 10,000 visitors visiting the full-day event. 2018’s iteration of the palliative care organisation’s fund-raising event saw City Developments Limited (CDL) & CBM Pte Ltd (CBM) as co-organisers yet again.
Over 120 CBM volunteers gave up the better parts of their weekends to help with logistics, maintaining order & ensuring that the cleanliness of the premises. Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education was the Guest of Honour for the event. Both he and Mdm Ho Ching, Patron of Assisi Hospice graced the event with their presence.
Mr Sherman Kwek, Group CEO of CDL, went the extra mile at “The CDL Challenge” where he made a splash for charity at the dunking machine. This charity segment alone raised $183,846 from CDL’s business partners and visitors to the carnival, more than doubling the donations from his efforts in 2017. In last year’s event, Mr Kwek peddled guests on a trishaw and raised $76,378 for Assisi’s patients.
This year, Assisi raised over S$1.1m through the sale of meals, snacks, toys, an assortment of nostalgic paraphernalia and outright donations. Some stalls also ran game stations for the young and young-at-heart. In total, the combined efforts raised more than the fund-raising goal! The funds raised will be used to ease the lives of the terminally ill patients of Assisi Hospice as well as provide support for patients’ families.
Assisi Hospice, an outreach service of Mount Alvernia Hospital, was established in 1969 by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Catholic Sisters.They dedicate themselves to the care of adults and children with life-limiting illnesses in an environment of compassionate and holistic care. Assisi Hospice is here for all, regardless of financial status, age, race and religion, respecting their faith, culture and values. More information on Assisi Hospice can be found here