Causes Briefs: Fund-raiser to help terminally ill patients

An elderly resident and caregiver at the Pearl's Hill Care Home, located on Pearl's Hill Road on Sep 28, 2016.
An elderly resident and caregiver at the Pearl's Hill Care Home, located on Pearl's Hill Road on Sep 28, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

Fund-raiser to help terminally ill patients

Eight in 10 Singaporeans prefer to age at home. Yet, some cannot afford to hire the live-in care they need.

Thus, social enterprise and tech outfit Jaga-Me has started a fund-raiser called Project Going Home on GiveAsia. It is hoping to raise $10,000 from public donations, which Singtel will match one for one.

With the $20,000, Jaga-Me will provide professional home nursing care to 20 needy patients from HCA Hospice Care in their last days.


Submit ideas for Impact Journalism Day

Daily news can be depressing, but on June 24, The Straits Times will have a special supplement showcasing ideas to make the world better.

This is the fifth year that the paper is taking part in Impact Journalism Day. The idea is for the media to not only inform readers about the many challenges the world faces, but also inspire them by featuring innovative solutions. If you are working on a project that offers a creative solution to a local or global issue, write in by tomorrow to the Paris-based organiser Sparknews at tellsparknews.com


Girls' Brigade S'pore sews up new record

A 30m-by-30m fabric montage about the Girls' Brigade Singapore entered the Singapore Book Of Records last Saturday, for the most number of people sewing a fabric montage together.

About 1,650 current and past Girls' Brigade members joined hands to sew the montage, which consists of nine designs and 7,200 small pieces with messages written by members.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2017, with the headline 'Causes Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe