19 Jul 2015
In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, Hyflux held the Hyflux SG50 Family Day at the Port of Lost Wonder, Palawan Beach, Sentosa, on 19 July 2015.
Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, graced the charity event as the Guest-of-Honour, and the event was attended by about 1,000 Hyflux staff and their families, as well as 100 of Hyflux’s five charity beneficiaries from Boys’ Town Singapore, Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home, Lions Befrienders, Society of the Father and the Son, and Yong-en Care Centre.
The charity event raised a total amount of $119,810 with each of the five beneficiaries presented with a $23,962 donation. $15,960 of the donated amount was raised through ticket sales for a carnival fundraiser driven mainly by Hyflux staff volunteers. Hyflux topped up the contribution with another $50,000 donation, and the final amount was achieved through an additional $53,850 of cash donations from corporate partners.
“With 2015 being Singapore’s Jubilee and Hyflux being a Singaporean company, we would like to celebrate this monumental milestone as one Hyflux family,” said Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux. “We made this a charity drive and invited our beneficiaries along as we want it to be meaningful, and to recognise and contribute to the good work these charitable organisations are doing for our society.”
Stage highlights included an energetic opening act by the Albirex Singapore Cheerleading School, a choir performance of national songs medley by award-winning The Singing Saints from St Andrew’s Junior, donation cheque presentation to the beneficiaries, as well as remarks from Ms Lum and Minister Tan respectively.
Themed “From Kampong to Metropolis”, the carnival also had a total of eight carnival game stalls set up by Hyflux staff with nostalgic Singaporean games such as “Tikam Tikam” (lucky draw game) and “Long Gang Fishing” (drain fishing) etc.