We Are Family
12th Charity Car Wash - May 2019
o year in the Group is complete without our signature car wash event which brings many of our staff, business partners and neighbourhood community together. Our management and guest of honour Mr Lim Biow Chuan depicted servant leadership by kicking off the event with the first car wash of the day. Brimming with enthusiasm, the rest of the event proceeded smoothly with the help of 98 staff volunteers who took time away from their work to lend a helping hand through various tasks that ranges between traffic marshalling to washing of vehicles. Delicious packets of bee hoon prepared by Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy were also on sale to raise funds and complement the event. The event saw 123 cars being washed with a total of $138,000 raised through our generous donors and business associates who have proven time and time again that they are firm supporters of our initiatives. All proceeds go to the Roxy Foundation which is managed by the Community Foundation of Singapore to be utilised under the “Sharing & Caring for Families” vision.
Sharing and Caring for Families Dinner - Jul 2019
The Foundation’s first “Sharing and Caring for Families” dinner was hosted at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy with Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for the Marine Parade GRC gracing the event as our guest of honour alongside the top donors from the car wash event. Beneficiaries invited to the fun-filled night and were treated to a sumptuous dinner complete with performances by students of Swiss Cottage Secondary School. Highlights of the event include the presentation of $25,000 to South East Community Development Council (CDC) to be used as funds to purchase essential items for needy families across six family service centres as well as the presentation of $5,000 to WeCare @ Marine Parade for the “Roxy Strong Families” Program that caters to kindergarten children from low income families. In addition, 96 students across five schools were each presented with a $500 voucher in financial aid, amounting to $48,000. To further encourage active volunteerism amongst the young, the Group also donated $3,000 to Swiss Cottage Secondary School for their Overseas Outreach Program.
The Learning Journey - Sep & Nov 2019
Back by popular demand, our Learning Journey was a hit with the students of Boon Lay Garden Primary School and Eunos Primary School who participated in a half day behind the scenes experience on what it takes to run the operations of a successful hotel. Through various sessions, a total of 152 Primary five and six students toured the hotel and had a valuable hands-on experience in various departments such as housekeeping, F&B and front office. These valuable experiences provided the students a taste of what an actual working environment is all about and gave them deeper insight into one of Singapore’s most exciting industries.
Roxy Strong Families Award - Oct 2019
2019 also marks the first year in which the “Roxy Strong Families” initiative was introduced. This initiative was to encourage and remind lower income families on the importance of sending their kids to school as part of early childhood education. WeCare @ Marine Parade was presented a sum of $5,000 during the Sharing and Caring for Families Dinner, the amount was used to organise a Superhero themed Children’s Day Celebration for families whose children were enrolled in My First Skool Kindergarten. Mr Klaus Gottschalk, General Manager of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, graced the event and presented Giant Supermarket vouchers as well as Popular Bookstore vouchers worth $2,400 for winners of Partnership in Parenting award, Outstanding Student award as well as Book Prize award.
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong launching our new Vision statement
The van we donated to St Hilda's Community Services
Students attending The Learning Journey programme
One of the child from Sparkletot receiving the Roxy Super Family Award
The second event that took place was PCF Sparkletots Preschool 43rd graduation ceremony which welcomed Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong as the Guest of Honour. The “Roxy Strong Families” Book Prize award was presented by Mr Teo Hong Lim, CEO of Roxy-Pacific Holdings during the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the children and their parents who have supported them.
Roxy Movie Event - Nov 2019
Continuing with our tradition, we organized our annual “Movies for the Family” event in November. This year the smash hit Frozen 2 was screened to 248 children and their families from Marine Parade St Hilda’s Community Services and Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy at GV Katong through the sponsorship of Roxy Foundation.
Christmas Event - Dec 2019
In celebration of the “happiest time of the year”, we organized a retro themed Christmas celebration for children and their families from Montfort Care Centre. Held at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, the venue and food were fully sponsored by the Roxy Foundation. Guest were entertained throughout the night with numerous games and a hilarious skit put up by the talented volunteers and clients of the centre. The event was graced by Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mrs Goh who went table to table for group photos.