Gift of giving

The Sunday Times speaks to families who have made giving back their festive tradition

Twenty-eight years ago, Madam Rajayesparee Venketsan’s husband died of a heart attack at the age of 48. Ten months later, their only child, a 10-year-old boy, died in a traffic accident.

To prevent her from falling into depression after the devastating losses, one of her nephews suggested that she volunteer.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'Gift of giving'. Print Edition | Subscribe