Other Engagement Efforts
Love from the STARS Charity Gala 2015
RWS celebrates SG50 with the community in support of six charities on 10 May 2015. The star studded fundraiser dinner concert performances by artistes Jackie Chan, Wakin Chau and Jonathan Lee at the Resorts World Ballroom was organised by a group of individuals who wanted to celebrate SG50 with the spirit of giving. RWS sponsored the accommodation, venue and banquet for the event. Proceeds of the fundraiser go to All Saints Home, Sian Chay Medical Institution, Singapore Power Heartware Fund, the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s Scholarship Programme, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer.
CDAC-SFCCA Project C.A.R.E. 2015 (Caring And Reaching out to the Elderly)
Project C.A.R.E is a community initiative by the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations' (SFCCA) to benefit needy senior citizens and encourage community volunteerism. 520 senior citizens and 700 volunteers were treated to a six-course Chinese banquet in the Resorts World Ballroom™ and to a tour around the S.E.A. Aquarium on 19 April 2015.
RWS is the Supporting Presenter of Sing50, a concert celebrating 50 years of Singapore music in August. Sing50 is jointly organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times in celebration of Singapore's 50th jubilee year and will feature popular old and new songs from the last five decades.
Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story
Over 1,000 children from 80 primary and secondary schools were treated to the musical Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story at the Resorts World Theatre, as part of efforts to raise donations for the Sing50 fund. Some $348,000 was raised through the event.
Great World Cabaret
On 17 February, 17 aRWSome volunteers brought 160 seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society down memory lane with Mark Lee in Great World Cabaret at Resorts World Theatre. It was an evening of nostalgia as the elderly enjoyed traditional hawker fare at Malaysian Food Street before watching Singapore’s 1960 cabaret come to life.
Project We Care Garden Party at Istana
Some 16 of our aRWSome volunteers spent a day “partying” with senior citizens under the care of South West Community Development Council at the Project We Care's Garden Party at Istana. The seniors were engaged through games and activities such as calligraphy and balloon sculpting. Organised by the People's Association (PA), Project We Care hopes to encourage volunteerism in Singapore and engage the private sector in contributing towards meaningful causes for the community.
RWS' first Adopt-A-Rental-block programme was spearheaded by 24 aRWSome volunteers. Amongst them was our very own Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tan Hee Teck and members of our Senior Management team. The team handed out goodie bags to some 200 residents living at two rental blocks in Clementi, and fulfilled the wishes of seven other residents on public assistance. From fixing beds and fans, enjoying a feast with the residents prepared by our chefs and a karaoke session, both the residents and our volunteers had a whale of a time!