Kind Hearts , Loving Hands
On 4th November (Sunday), Sian Chay Medical Institution will be hosting the “Love D’ Charity Dinner 2018” at Jubilee Garden Restaurant of Qian Xi Group, Safra Toa Payoh. Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State for Defence will be the Guest of Honour with over 700 guests in attendance. Dr Yap Seng Teck PBM and Ms. Annie Gan Giok Em are the project advisors to the Organizing Committee. Ms. Zhang Liyuan, Deputy General Manager of Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte. Ltd., is Organizing Committee Chairman; Organising committee members include Mr. Wang Hongjing, Mr. Jin Hede, Mr. Yao Guoshun and Mr. Jiang Wanzhao.
Mr Tony Foo, Director of Qian Xi Group, and his wife Ms Suzanna Tan , are both loyal supporters of Sian Chay. They sponsored 68 tables for “Love D’ Charity Dinner 2016” and S$30,000 for the sponsorship of “Love D’ Charity Dinner 2017”. On 1st July this year, they also sponsored S$35,000 for the food & beverages for “The 83rd term (2018-2021) Board of Directors Inauguration Dinner”. They will continue to sponsor 70 tables for “Love D’ Charity Dinner 2018” in dedication of love and continuation of kindness.
Sian Chay has been promoting the core values of “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing” and integrated them into the daily conduct of everyone. Sian Chay advocates the belief that “From the society, For the society to care for the disadvantaged groups, with effort or money. We wish everyone could work together to contribute to the charity cause within one’s means.” Because we know that “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People. This can make the society be a better one.” Since 2008 when Mr. Toh Soon Huat assumed Chairmanship , he has rejuvenated the century old Sian Chay with the public support and the dedicated efforts of the Directors and management. Within a few years, Sian Chay has grown into a charity organization with 15 branches serving over 1,200 patients daily and supported 4 wellness centres visited by 10,000 residents yearly. Sian Chay has received overwhelming recognition and praises from the patients and benevolent people in the society.
At present, Sian Chay Medical Institution has about 100 personnel serving about 400,000 patient visits and dispensing 750,000 dosages of prescriptions yearly, and the annual operating cost is about $6 million. In 2008 only, the total number of patient visits was only 2,958. Then the number climbed to 57,197 in 2014. In year 2016, the number of patient visits reached 330,000 and the prescription dispensed reached 670,000 dsages. In the past four years (2014 to 2017), Sian Chay served about 980,000 patient visits and dispensed 1.8 million dosages of prescription . The increase was significant. In the next five years (2018-2022), the estimated number of patient visits will reach 2.5 million, and the number of prescription dosages dispensed will be 4.8 million.
The charity event is fundraising through sponsorships, banquet sales, charity auctions, etc. We target to raise S$500,000 to cover the daily operating expenses. In addition, we also have a S$10 donation programme, which is every $10 donation will benefit a patient from a low-income family to enjoy free consultation and medication at Sian Chay. Helping one patient is equivalent to helping an entire family to be relieved from suffering and live a blissful life. Through this event, we hope to share Sian Chay TCM charity platform with more people. We expect more and more people to join Sian Chay to do good deeds, give back to the society, benefit the people, and create a harmonious and beautiful social environment.
Last year, on 9th December at 7.30pm, Love D’ Charity Dinner 2017 was organised with complete success raising a total of S$663,322. It was officiated by Ms. Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth & Trade and Industry as Guest of Honour, Dr Yap Seng Teck as Project Advisor to Organizing Committee, Mrs. Priscilla Koh as Organizing Committee Chairman, Mr. Gary Wee, Mr. Dickson Kim, Mr. Andrew Yeo Guo Shun, Mrs. Zhong Li Yi as Organizing Committee members, with 640 guests in attendance.
Since we cannot predict the lifespan, then we determine its depth and make it more meaningful. We should change and improve ourselves at every moment, every occurrence, every experience and every bottleneck of the life, so as to differentiate ourselves from others and benefit the people around. Helping one person is equivalent to helping one family. When any of the family members falls sick, the mood of the whole family will be affected. Our mission is to help the patients get relieved from suffering, relieve pains, create a healthy and happy family, and a harmonious society. And these form the charity spirit of Sian Chay : Trust , Action, Attitude, conduct form the integrity and virtues of charity work.
We look forward to the kind people from all walks of life to assist Sian Chay to extend the medical services to the public. We look forward to your participation and support. Thank you.