Children Are Our Hope For The Future
ur signature Car Wash Event is the highlight of our annual CSR calender and highly participated
by our employees. Our business associates as well as residents in our vicinity have come to
anticipate our yearly affair and have often come by year after year to support us. This year,
we have the privilege to invite Mr Lim Biow Chuan to join us in this meaningful event. Mr Lim
together with our management has initiated the event by washing the first car that arrived
that day. During the 8 hours non-stop drive, a total of 114 volunteer staff took time away from
their work to participate in the event from traffic marshalling, reception, runners, coordinating
to washing of vehicles. In addition, we have also set up a stall to provide food and drinks to
boost our fund raising. For this event, we have washed a total of 104 vehicles with almost 200
visitors and donors coming throughout the day to support our event.
We are heartened to announce that in 2018, we have raised a total of S$137,169, a much higher
donation as compared to previous years. We believe this is an attestation of trust from our
business associates and donors of the work we have done in these 11 years. All these proceeds
goes to our Roxy Foundation and it is managed by Community Foundation of Singapore to be
utilised under Children are our Hope for the Future Fund to continue to fuel and support the
organisations that is improving and changing the lives of the children.
The Children are our Hope for the Future Dinner is held on 3rd August for the beneficiaries
and their family. A total of 170 students and their guardians attended the dinner and with the
assistance from 70 Swiss Cottage Secondary students and 30 volunteer staff, we hosted the
dinner with much festivity. We are also honoured to have ESM Goh Chok Tong to grace the
event and presented our contribution of S$25,000 to Roxy Children’s Fund that’s managed
by South East Community Development Council. During the dinner, we also presented to 100
students from Bedok Green Primary, Geylang Methodist Primary, Macpherson Primary and
Tanjong Katong Secondary with S$500 financial assistance each, amounting to a total of
S$50,000. We also gave a token of appreciation to Swiss Cottage Secondary School amounting
to S$3,000 for their support during the dinner.
This year, Boon Lay Garden Primary has sent a total of 120 students from Primary 5 & 6 for
a half day learning session in our Hotel – The Learning Journey. For 4 hours, the students are
organised into 3 groups that moved in rotation between Front Desk, Housekeeping and F&B
department to learn and experience the different job and responsibilities of each area. This is
part of the school’s intention to further expose the students to actual working environment
and gain perspectives of a working atmosphere.
This year Montfort Care has especially reached out to us for their event through Big Love
Child Protection Specialist Centre, titled It Takes a Village To Protect A Child. In this event, we
gave our support amounting to S$10,000 and in addition we pledged as a company to support
children and their programmes. Following our support, we are invited to their event on 21st
October where a token of appreciation is presented to our company.
Directors and staff of Roxy-Pacific Holdings
Limited and Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
during the 11th annual Charity Car Wash
Students from Swiss Cottage Secondary
School volunteering during the Children are our
Hope for the Future Dinner
Mr Teo Hong Lim, Chairman and CEO of Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited presenting the cheque
to Mr Kia Siang Wei, General Manager of South
East Community Development Council for the
Roxy Children’s Fund, witnessed by Emeritus
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
Boon Lay Garden Primary School’s students
during The Learning Journey at Grand Mercure
Christmas Party at Grand Mercure Singapore
Roxy with children and families from Montfort
Apart from financial support, we also have a yearly event for families to have a fun day out with their children which is named Movies for The Family Event. This year, we booked a hall in GV Katong for the movie Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 for 220 children from Montfort Care Centres and St Hilda’s Community Services to join us for a movie date on 29th November.
Towards the end of the year, we celebrated Christmas with children from Montfort Care Centres together with their families, totalling 270 pax on 14th December at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. We are heartened to have Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC and his wife to join us for the event. The fun-filled eventful dinner is hosted by Montfort Care Centres with the venue and dinner fully supported by Roxy Foundation. Throughout the 2-hour dinner, the ballroom was filled with much joy and laughter from the active participation from the children and their families in various team activities. The event ended with much fun fare and the distribution of goodies bag to each family.