Singapore, 14 October 2010 – The elderly residents at AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens were all smiles when special guests from StarHub and TVB visited the home this afternoon. StarHub employees and TVB celebrities from Hong Kong, including the recently crowned Miss Hong Kong 2010, enjoyed a session of games and sumptuous food with residents of the home.
StarHub donated $100,000 to the home in support of programmes that help elderly residents create an environment of mutual care and support, including programmes that offer guidance and counseling to the residents. StarHub’s donation will also go towards funding the living expenses of the elderly residing in the home, and provide for their nursing and therapy needs.
Mrs Chan Hoi San, StarHub’s Head of Human Resource presented the donation to Mr Tim Oei, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA).
On StarHub’s decision to support AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens, Mrs Chan explained, “We proactively seek out worthy causes to support, and our funding focus has generally been on programmes that empower the less fortunate by fulfilling their basic needs and by widening their visions with opportunities for their skills enhancement. AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens has done a fine job to dignify the lives of the needy elderly by providing a conducive environment for them to live and keep themselves mentally and physically active.”
She added, “StarHub is committed to be an active corporate citizen and a caring and responsible partner in the community in which we live and work. It is our pleasure to reach out to the senior citizens at the home and share in life’s simple joys with them by offering a warm smile and a listening ear. Corporate volunteerism is not simply an obligation but an enriching element that forms part of a company’s culture.”
While TVB artistes entertained the crowd by leading a game of Bingo!, StarHub employees assisted with the distribution of food and gifts to over 130 residents in the home, and shared friendly banter with senior citizens who were delighted with their company.
The eight TVB artistes include Miss Hong Kong 2010 Toby Chan (陳庭欣), Miss Hong Kong 2010 2nd Runner-up Lisa Ch’ng (莊思明), Miss Hong Kong 2010 Miss Photogenic Crystal Li (李雪瑩), Miss Hong Kong 2010 Finalist Elle Lee (李文煊), and up-and-coming artistes Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Chi Man Chau (周志文) and Daniel Chau (周志康).
StarHub’s spirit of volunteering and serving is imbued in its culture and is practised by employees of all levels. This volunteerism was formalised by the company at the end of 2006, in allowing employees to have two working days of paid volunteerism leave each year.
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