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Sian Chay Charity Gala Dinner: The Night Sky of Love Never Gets Dark

02 Jun 2018

Sian Chay Charity Gala Dinner: The Night Sky of Love Never Gets Dark

Saturday, 2nd of June, 2018

Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours.

Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People.

On Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, “Sian Chay Love & Care Charity Dinner” was successfully organised at Downtown East, with Mr. Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, as Guest of Honour, together with 680 guests in attendance. A total of S$652,845 was raised at the event.

The Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, Mr. Henry Kwek said in his speech, “Love is everywhere if you keep love in your heart. The century-old Sian Chay integrates Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing into the daily conduct of all staff at Sian Chay Medical Institution. It strives to provide more welfare for Singaporeans and to take care of vulnerable groups in the society. It is commended that everybody spares no effort on contribution to charity with money or strength.

Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Mr Toh Soon Huat, who is a Justice of Peace,  said that, “We take charity as a cause and treat people in need with humility. Today, Sian Chay is an achievement through the co-operation of the society and public. This is a platform of Sian Chay as well as a stage of everybody. It brings together the power of love, kindness, and enlighten every life .”

The Organizing Committee Chairman, Dr Simon Keak PBM, also Vice Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, said during the interview that, “ It is the consistent support from the social groups and people from all walks of life that enable the success of Sian Chay Charity Gala Dinner which raised a substantial amount. We sincerely thank everyone here

Mr. Raymond Chua, Organizing Committee Co-Chairman, said in his address: “Love needs contribution. This is the essence of love. Love needs to convey the warmth; love needs to convey the spirit; and love needs to convey the connections between hearts. I wish the platform of Sian Chay will be known by more people, supervised by more people and become better!”

Sian Chay Medical Institution is a charitable organization that provides free TCM consultations for the community as well as the low cost medicine and treatment to the needy groups. Currently, Sian Chay runs 15 branches providing TCM services for more than 1,200 patients daily and supports 4 wellness centres serving over 10,000 residents in the constituencies yearly. It is forecasted that Sian Chay Medical Institution will serve 2.5 million patient visits and dispensed 4.8 million dosages of prescriptions in the next five years (2018-2022).

Although Sian Chay has 15 branches, the number of needy people is increasing day by day, and there is a shortage of resources at the moment. In order to sustain the 117-year-old Sian Chay Medical Institution, convey the loving spirits of Singaporeans and promote charity causes in Singapore, we would like to appeal to everyone to contribute a little of love to bring about light and warmth for those with difficulties. Sian Chay will manage every donation and assure they are utilized properly and giving hope to more people. In this case, you only need to donate $10 to benefit one patient from a low-income family to enjoy free consultation and medicine in Sian Chay. Please combine all the power of love and do good deeds with kindness to benefit more people.

Love can bring strength and kindness can bring hope. The universal love and dedication can convey more light and warmth to our fellow needy Singaporeans and relieve their pains and suffering of sickness. Helping one person equals helping one family. The good deeds are like bright moon and refreshing breeze, giving people warmth and happiness.

Before the charity dinner, a total of S$ 415,484 was raised (of which Singapore Bukit Panjang Hokkien Kong Huay donated S$43,292). The charity auction raised another S$137,000 (Handcraft silver teapot donated by Dr. Xu Yongyu was bidded by Mr. Neo Kah Kiat PBM for S$10,000; the dragon Burmese jade donated by Wang’s Jewelry was bidded by Datuk Seri Dr. Fan Renrui for S$48,000; the donated calligraphy work ” Kindness” by Dr. Wang Changli was bidded by Ms. Qian Dandan for S$19,000. The well-known painter Lin Han’s work donated by Datuk Seri Dr. Jackson Teo PBM was bidded by Datuk Seri Fan Renrui for S$60,000.)

In addition, Dr. Xu Yongyu donated S$50,000; Mdm. Mary Tan donated S$5,000;Mr KH Tan donated $10,000 while the reverse auction raised S$45,360 for buying dumplings and mooncakes for the elderly patients during Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival).

The performing artistes at the dinner included Jason Chung, Charity Karaoke King Jackson Teo, violinist Lina Wang , Singapore Ru Yi Pipa troupe, and etc. And the Charity Gala Dinner also received the support from Mr. Johnny Ong, Managing Director of UnUsUaL Group and his team as well as the support from Mr. Neo Kah Kiat from Neo Group and his team.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who participated in this event. Love is a power that brings light. Love is a power that starts from the heart. Love is a power that comes from who has love in heart!

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