Donations will support 25,000 seniors through the SP Heartware Fund
Singapore, 8 September 2023 – The annual SP Charity Golf returned in full swing today as SP Group (SP) and its business associates teed off for a worthy cause. This year’s event raised a record S$700,000 for the SP Heartware Fund which supports programmes for 25,000 seniors from lower-income backgrounds.
The event also saw more than 50 of SP’s business partners making donations in cash and kind. A total of 140 golfers took to the greens at Tanah Merah Country Club.
Ms Leong Wai Leng, Chairman of SP Group, said, “We are grateful to our corporate partners whose support for the SP Heartware Fund has grown from strength to strength each year. This has enabled us to meet the needs of more than 25,000 seniors from low-income backgrounds, through programmes and services under Community Chest. From fund-raising to staff volunteerism, we are committed to creating sustained impact in improving quality of life for communities in need.”
Mr Chew Sutat, Chairman of Community Chest, added, “The annual SP Charity Golf exemplifies how corporates can rally their networks to do good. As social service needs become more complex, such sustained partnerships ensure that we can continue to empower those in need to fulfil their potential, despite their life challenges. I am heartened by SP Group’s continued strong support of Community Chest and hope others will also be inspired to adopt sustainable philanthropy practices.”
To date, more than S$20 million has been raised for the SP Heartware Fund, which was established in 2005. Contributions by SP, its staff, customers and business partners support critical programmes and activities under Community Chest such as befriending, counselling and coaching, caregiver support and care in community homes. SP matches all its staff donations dollar for dollar. The company also underwrites the cost to run the event and other fund-raising operating expenses, so that every dollar raised goes directly to the beneficiaries.
One of the Fund’s beneficiaries is Mdm Connie Lim, 90, a resident of AWWA Senior Community Home. When Mdm Lim lost her mobility after suffering a fall at work, fracturing her hip and spine, she was referred by a medical social worker to the Community Home in 1995. The Home provides her with rehabilitation and financial support. Paying it forward, Mdm Lim has not only forged strong friendships with fellow residents, but also taken on the role of a caregiver by accompanying residents to medical appointments, despite her limited mobility.
For more information on SP Group’s community outreach, visit https://spgrp.sg/csr.
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SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, as well as sustainable energy solutions in Singapore, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective worldwide.
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