Friday, 18th May, 2012, saw the culmination of months of work, planning and tireless efforts from a small group of local volunteers in Sengkang West. The organizing committee for the inaugural Sengkang West CCC CDWF Charity Golf Day, with the assistance of a huge number of kind hearted donors coordinated the fund raising event and the after-dinner and raised in excess of S$200,000!!
The Sengkang West CCC CDWF (Community Development and Welfare Fund) among many other things, provides school bursaries and scholarships for needy students residing in Sengkang West; financial aid and assistance to Sengkang West residents who are financially under-priveleged, or have no income due to incapacitation of wage earners, unemployed single mothers having to support children; provides financial assistance to elderly unemployed senior citizens / handicapped / wheelchair bound residents (and to organize dinners and gatherings for them during the major festive seasons).
An event such as this Charity Golf Day is by no means an easy feat to undertake. I am just so very proud of my organizing committee. Never have I been associated with a team where all members have nothing but the real goal in mind - helping those in need!!
The entire day on Friday was a resounding success, with all golfers having a wonderful time. The dinner in the evening was also a blast, with an atmosphere that was akin to a festive event. Everyone in attendance seemed to have a permanent smile etched on their face. The company was brilliant, the food was superb and May (the emcee) and Shimona Kee (our entertainer for the evening) pulled it off like the true professionals that they are.
In all, the success of the fund raising venture just goes to show me how warm, kind and large-hearted Singaporeans are. At the end of the day, we just all wanted to lend a hand - and quite often such selfless efforts of volunteers and the deep pockets of donors go unnoticed and fly under the radar. This is why I want to take this opportunity to thank you all.
The feeling of self-fulfillment I get from being a part of charity events such as the Sengkang West CCC CDWF is something that will always be with me.
There are just far too many people involved in Friday's success to list them all here, so please view the gallery of photos from the dinner to see who they are (all photo credits to Raymond Lee):
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Finally, a huge shout-out and thanks to the major sponsors: