Journey with Beauty and Meet with Kindness
——Record the ” Beauty and Kindness Charity Dinner” was successfully completed.
Sunday, 13th October 2019
Last night, “The Beauty and Kindness Charity Dinner” was successfully held at the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. The Guest of Honour was Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, and was attended by Mr. Toh Soon Huat, JP, Chairman of the Sian Chay Medical Institution. Chairman of the Organising Committee Dato Icemichelle Chen , Sian Chay Directors Raymond Chua, Ms Michelle Lu, Director Yang Yidong, Benevolent Ambassador Ms. Shen Xiaoyan and more than 500 guests sharing benevolence together !
At 7pm, Dr. Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport, accompanied by Chairman Toh Soon Huat JP and Dato Icemichelle Chen , entered into the ballroom and the dinner commenced .
Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, founded Singapore’s Novena Holdings in 1984 and was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2000. Toh Soon Huat is committed to charity. Since 2008, he has served as Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution. In 2009, he has established Singapore Novena Foundation as the Executive Chairman to serve the charity. In 2015, he was awarded the Singapore President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Award (PVPA). In 2018, he was appointed a Justice of Peace JP by the President of Singapore and the honorary royal title of Dato’ Seri by the Indonesian royalty. At the dinner, he said: “In Sian Chay, helping a person is equivalent to helping a family. You all know very well that a person has problems; especially cancer , others in the family can’t avoid it. At present, we have 300 cancer survivors attended by us. We treated them for free .Because anyone in a big family is sick, the family’s life and mood will be greatly affected and impacted, especially for the poor families. Helping a family brings happiness and tranquility to all those around him.I feel that a person’s health and his mindset are closely related to his lifestyle and diet. If you bear a lot of hatred very day, or if you have a lot of dissatisfaction, a lot of jealousy, a lot of comparisons, you will be very uncomfortable.
I feel that “forgiveness, compassion, love, gratitude, blessing” are very important to life, because the core values of Sian Chay can affect people’s life. If we can understand this, we can minimise the big problems and resolve it completely. On this occasion, on behalf of all colleagues from Sian Chay Medical Institution and the Organising Committee , I would like to thank the Minister Dr. Lam Pin Min for his support . I would like to thank the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dato Icemichelle Chen for her generous contribution, and thank you for your kind support and love for Sian Chay. Gratitude for the sharing for benevolence together ! ”
The organising chairman of the organising committee, Dato Icemichelle Chen , said: “I appreciate the trust and opportunity given by Chairman Toh Soon Huat to me to serve as the organising chairman of the “Beauty and Kindness Charity Dinner.” As the saying goes, “Placing a rose in the hand leave behind a fragrance”. Fundraising is only the beginning of kindness. For Sian Chay, it is more important to influence others with ‘ trust, action, attitude and conduct ‘. Our entrepreneurs shoulder more social responsibilities. Society is the soil where enterprises grow, entrepreneurs must know how to gain from society and payback to society.In the past 20 years, we have been with on journey with Beauty and meet with Kindness .
In the past 20 years, everyone has worked hard; in these 20 years, everyone has achieved achievements and laughter; in these 20 years, everyone’s loyalty; in these 20 years, there are also mutual sincere friendship; 20 years of achievements, cannot be separated from everyone’s trust and support! You can’t do without Supreme Q.X, because with your support, you can have today’s Supreme QX to payback to the community.Your good deeds will also bring you blessings, happiness and well-being. We hope that more people will come forward to support Sian Chay and to make charity work better and bigger. ”
Minister Lam said: “Sian Chay Medical Institution has been serving the poor regardless of race, religion or social class and providing low cost medicine for 118 years. At present, Singapore’s population is rapidly ageing and this means that the burden of chronic diseases is getting heavier and more complicated. Prevention is better than cure is getting more important. Sian Chay is serving many patients. At present, they are mainly the pioneer generations with chronic diseases for a long time. They have taken care of their families throughout their lives and dedicated them to the country. We should be more grateful to them. “Many helping hands make light work” I hope that more social enterprises, benevolent people will extend their helping hands, dedication and support for charity . ”In addition to the wonderful cultural performances and fundraising projects, the dinner raised through the reverse auction the amount of $17,450 for the 2020 Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake prject. Chairman Toh Soon Huat said that Sian Chay hopes to send 20,000 boxes of halal, low sugar and single yoke moon cakes to single elderly and low-income rental flat tenants, with a greeting card from Sian Chay to let them know about Sian Chay and enjoy the good healthcare from the TCM charity platform. I hope that people from all walks of life can support this loving project, pass on love to the residents, carry forward the traditional Chinese virtues, and promote racial harmony in Singapore.
During the dinner, three paintings specially arranged by Sian Chay Medical Institution were successfully bided by supporters , raising $16,000 . Musicians and performers participating in charity evening performances included Mr. Zhang Geshun, Miss Chen Lushi, violinist Ms. Wang Lina, face-changing master Chen Songfeng, Linda Dance Academy team, Chinese singer Mao Wei and local famous artiste Zhang Xiong etc. Grateful to the public and media friends for their enthusiastic support to Sian Chay Medical Institution. Thank you for your long-term support and sharing of the beliefs, ideas and positive energy of Sian Chay Medical Institution.Gratitude, blessing to everyone!
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