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Charity Tee Off Makes a Peranakan Splash

Mr Loke Kee Yeu, General Manager, Hong Leong Holdings (left) receives a token of appreciation from Guest-of-Honour and Minister of State for Health, Dr Lam Pin Min (centre) and Children's Society Chief Executive Officer Mr Alfred Tan (right).

 

The 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E) Charity Golf event teed off with a Peranakan twist on 13 May, raising more than $513,000 in the process.

Themed Peranakan Splash, the golfing and dinner event, now in its third year, attracted more than 90 golfers-for-a-cause to the Singapore Island Country Club. Money was raised through the sale of flights and table and seat bookings at the post-golfing dinner, as well as through charity auctions and outright donations.

The event rallies Children’s Society’s corporate donors and golf enthusiasts from the business fraternity behind its mission to make a difference to the lives of children in need.

Guest-of-Honour, Minister of State for Health, Dr Lam Pin Min, presented tokens of appreciation to supporters at the dinner. Guests were also entertained by The Main Wayang Company, one of Singapore’s first professional Peranakan cultural arts and community theatre companies.

This was followed by a live auction, during which one of our donors, Mr Henry Lim, successfully bid for The Intan Exclusive Peranakan Tea Experience for 12.

There were also silent auctions during which attendees bid on a variety of items including a piece of Good Fortune and Happiness calligraphy, a Swarovski Jet Swan crystal sculpture, an Edox Chronorally watch, a Divine Peridot diamond earrings and pendant set, custom-designed handmade wooden chests with carvings, and a piece of art entitled Monkey Business.

Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Society Mr Alfred Tan said the Society was encouraged by the level of support it had received in terms of donations for 2015, and hopes to raise $16 million in 2016 to fund its activities.

 

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