SINGAPORE - The aviation community raised more than $280,000 for the Community Chest at an inaugural Aviation Community Charity Golf event organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on Tuesday (June27).
Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng was guest of honour at the event which was held at the National Service Resort & Country Club (Changi), and more than 30 companies and 120 guests participated in it.
Through past charity events in the last nine years, aviation partners have come together and raised more than $1.57 million for the Community Chest.
"I am glad that the aviation community has come together once again to help the less fortunate", said Mr Ng. "Among those who will benefit from the funds raised at this charity golf are children with special needs, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged families. Every contribution we put into the Community Chest will go some way in helping to equip the recipients with the necessary resources and skills to lead better lives."
Mr Kevin Shum, CAAS director-general said: "We are fortunate to have the strong commitment of the aviation community through the years to achieve this common goal."
Receiving the donation on behalf of Community Chest, Mr Tan Puay Kern, the body's vice-chairman, said, "We are very grateful for their steadfast support for almost a decade and it is with the sustained contributions from partners like CAAS that the Community Chest is able to continue helping beneficiaries from about 80 charities so they can achieve their full potential."
Mr Png Kim Chiang, chief executive of SIA Engineering, added: "As we work together to maintain the excellence of Changi Airport in the global arena, the aviation community is committed to caring for the less fortunate in our society."