Food Donation Drive
20 Dec 2011
Organised by the Staff Recreation Club for the first time, a food donation drive was carried out for the benefit of adopted charity Club Rainbow (Singapore).
Driven by the goodwill and support of many STC staff, numerous items such as special formula milk powders, diapers and food items were donated and benefited about 100 familes under the care of Club Rainbow.
Fun for All under The Stars (FUTS)
02 Dec 2011
More than 5,000 visitors flocked to this fun-filled bi-annual Open House organised by the Singapore Turf Club as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts. Highlights of the evening included the free screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 and meet-and-greet sessions with the Alvin, Simon and Theodore mascots.
1,000 children got a chance to redeem a character mask and exclusive movie premiums were won at stage games. The public enjoyed watching the trial gallops and had the opportunity to pat the horses, take photographs and feed them. The Club also hosted over 100 beneficaries from Club Rainbow at the Gold Card Room.
Longines Singapore Gold Cup
13 Nov 2011
The Club, together with Tote Board, traditionally disburses funds to charity organisations during the Singapore Gold Cup, which is also designated as the Club’s Annual Charity Race Day. In 2011, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Guest-of-Honour at the Singapore Gold Cup, presented donation cheques totalling $1.5 million to 23 selected charities. The donations will go a long way in helping the beneficiaries with their various programmes.
In addition, Longines ambassador Aaron Kwok, popularly known as a “Heavenly King” in Hong Kong’s Cantopop scene, was also roped in to raise funds for charity. His limited edition Live in Changsha World Tour 2011 Crystal T-shirt was successfully auctioned off for $10,000. Through a charity luncheon and silent auctions, a total sum of $241,136 was raised for Chaoyang School, a social service programme supported by the Singapore Community Chest.
13 Oct 2011
RenovAID is a popular reality “info-ed” series developed to help the underprivileged one-, two- or threeroom flat dwellers in the community. Into its third season, the show reinvents the chosen HDB homes through a complete makeover, with a total waiver of the renovation fees. STC was a sponsor of this programme and 10 staff volunteers helped with the pre-renovation works for two of the selected families.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
09 Oct 2011
About 3,000 racing and music fans gathered at the Singapore Racecourse to partake in the Club’s Mid-Autumn Celebration – a free concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) featuring conductor Maestro Lim Yau. Amidst the crowd were 60 beneficiaries from Club Rainbow who were invited to share in the joy of attending this year’s concert – the ninth collaboration between the Club and SSO. In keeping with the celebratory mood, complimentary mooncakes were given away to the first 2,500 attendees while 300 early birds received a lucky horse figurine each. Ten contest participants were also awarded exclusive SSO and STC premiums. The event was part of STC's ongoing series of community projects; while for the SSO, the concert served as an outreach activity to touch families with classical music.