Community events held around the island for for families

Seniors at an event organised by Care Corner Senior Services, an affiliate of charity agency Care Corner Singapore, on Sep 9, 2016.
Seniors at an event organised by Care Corner Senior Services, an affiliate of charity agency Care Corner Singapore, on Sep 9, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Families across Singapore took part in six community events on Saturday (Dec 10). There were family games, photobooths, mini exhibitions, food carts, and performances from Woodlands to Toa Payoh and Ghim Moh.

About 2,000 people took part in the events, which aimed to strengthen family and community bonds.

The events, called Collages, were organised by voluntary welfare organisation Care Corner Singapore alongside its 35th anniversary. Care Corner works with families to support those in-need and the underprivileged.

In the past financial year, they have helped 64,000 beneficiaries including children, young people, those with special needs, family in distress and seniors.

Care Corner chief executive Yap Poh Kheng said in his address: "A community's sustainability must come from the involvement of everyone in the community: Young or old, and with people from diverse backgrounds all embracing a common ownership to make the community a home.

"We believe that connected and contributing communities don't just happen by chance. There must be considerable work and deliberate care to make it a success.