Home Briefs: Walking event raises over 6k bowls of rice

Residents learning how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to operate the automated external defibrillator as part of a prepared citizens workshop introduced by the Pasir Ris West People’s Association Community Emergency and Engagement Comm
Residents learning how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to operate the automated external defibrillator as part of a prepared citizens workshop introduced by the Pasir Ris West People’s Association Community Emergency and Engagement Committee. PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION

Walking event raises over 6k bowls of rice

A total of 250 Raffles Medical Group employees and their families walked more than 600km yesterday to raise over 6,000 bowls of rice for needy families in the South East District.

The event was part of the group's partnership with the South East Community Development Council and FairPrice for the FairPrice Walk for Rice campaign.

Bonding over making breakfast

Over 100 residents gathered yesterday to prepare breakfast - egg mayonnaise sandwiches - in Marsiling Drive in Woodlands, as part of an event to promote family bonding.

The new Breakfast with Families initiative, a monthly event held on Sundays, is organised by the Marsiling Women's Executive Committee, and will be rolled out to other parts of Marsiling.

Life-saving skills for residents

Some 50 residents from private estates in Pasir Ris West learnt skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operating an automated external defibrillator yesterday. They also took part in a community vigilance workshop.

The event was organised by the Pasir Ris West People's Association Community Emergency and Engagement Committees, as part of training in line with the SGSecure movement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe