Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society to run more community services

Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan-Jin (centre) cutting a cake together with Thye Hua Kwan chairman Lee Kim Siang (left) and the organisation's CEO Lee Ngak Siang, at the 37th Anniversary of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society on Tuesday n
Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan-Jin (centre) cutting a cake together with Thye Hua Kwan chairman Lee Kim Siang (left) and the organisation's CEO Lee Ngak Siang, at the 37th Anniversary of Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society on Tuesday night. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Residents of the Thye Hua Kwan home for Disabled at Eunos performing during the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society 37th anniversary event held at the Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The voluntary welfare organisation is looking
Residents of the Thye Hua Kwan home for Disabled at Eunos performing during the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society 37th anniversary event held at the Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The voluntary welfare organisation is looking to do more for the community as it celebrates its 37th year. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - A new nursing home in Hougang and a home for disabled adults in Chong Pang will be ready next year.

This is part of voluntary welfare organisation Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society's bid to do more for the community as it celebrates its 37th anniversary this year.

The Ministry of Health's nursing home which the society will operate is being built in Hougang and will have about 290 beds.

Some $1.2 million of the $5.5 million the society raised at its charity show in January will help patients who cannot afford fees at the nursing home.

Meanwhile, the society's two new therapy centres in Macpherson for children, and Telok Blangah for the elderly, will be ready in the next two months.

Speaking at the society's anniversary celebrations at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel in Orchard Road today, its chairman, Mr Lee Kim Siang, thanked donors for their contributions.

He said among the organisation's objectives is to relieve hardships and suffering.

"We will continue to serve everyone better, always. We do what we do as a reflection of society's demands and to provide for people as best as we can," he said.

The opening of the children's therapy centre, for instance, is a result of children's disabilities being discovered at an early age and parents wanting to send them for therapy as early as possible.

The society runs more than 70 other programmes and services.

The event was officiated by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.

The society also thanked eight corporate donors for their contributions which ranged from $100,000 to $500,000 during its charity show.