Sian Chay Love and Care Charity Gala Dinner – Organizing Committee Co-Chairman Mr. Raymond Chua Swee Wah
Sian Chay Love and Care Charity Gala Dinner
Organizing Committee Co-Chairman
Mr. Raymond Chua Swee Wah
Honourable Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, Mr Henry Kwek,
Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Mr. Toh Soon Huat,
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Over the past century, Sian Chay Medical Institution has stayed true to its original mission of serving the poor regardless of race, religion or social status. Sian Chay treats the patients equally and provided the people with its medical services. In the last 100 years, countless patients from all walks of life received timely medical treatment from Sian Chay. They also commended, praised, supported and trusted Sian Chay.
In 2008, under the leadership of Chairman Toh, Sian Chay in an unprecedented move starting with a single clinic, set up 15 branches and supported 4 wellness centres in just 5 years. It is quite hard to imagine the difficulties behind the scene. Sian Chay is now having more than 1,200 patient visits per day and its operating expense is over $6 million per year. The high operation cost has made fundraising an urgent task for us.
Raising funds is just the beginning of charity. It is more important for Sian Chay to influence others with “trust, action, attitude, conduct ”. We, as entrepreneurs, should shoulder more social responsibiliy. Society is the soil for business growth. Entrepreneurs must also know how to contribute back to the society and help the poor. We hope that more people will come forward to support Sian Chay and make charity causes flourish. We will together create a harmonious society that is “people have friends everywhere; everybody is ready to help each other; sick people are always taken good care of.”
Hereby, I would like to thank all social groups and people from all walks of life who support Sian Chay, and all of you present here, and thank you for your generous donations and support! Your kind deeds will bring you blessings! Finally, thank you for the co-operation of the organizing committee members working behind the scene. Thank you!
I wish everyone good health, prosperous business and all goes well with you!