A little help goes a long way

Seven-year-old Nur Andreanna Ashmoori, a pupil from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, got her own "shopping assistant" at a supermarket yesterday. Ms Wendy Khoo, 40, assistant health safety and environment manager at Sembcorp Utilities Si
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Seven-year-old Nur Andreanna Ashmoori, a pupil from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, got her own "shopping assistant" at a supermarket yesterday.

Ms Wendy Khoo, 40, assistant health safety and environment manager at Sembcorp Utilities Singapore, was among her firm's volunteers who showed Nur and 29 of her schoolmates around the supermarket.

The 30 children each received $20 shopping vouchers as part of Sembcorp Gives Back Day. The global corporate social responsibility effort involved staff from energy and water company Sembcorp Industries in more than 10 countries.

Yesterday, its volunteers in Singapore also cleaned up a 3.4km stretch of Pasir Ris beach, among other activities. In total, more than 350 staff from the Singapore operations were involved.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2015, with the headline 'A little help goes a long way'. Print Edition | Subscribe