A Weekend Under the Sun

SPD arranged play dates for children from the Building Bridges EIPIC Centre earlier this week as part of the June holiday’s activities and the children had an interesting afternoon with [...]

DBS Marina Regatta 2015 – Paddle for Good
SPD’s representatives took home the top three spots in the 100m Individual Race for voluntary welfare organisations in the DBS Marina Regatta’s community event Paddle for Good which took place on 30 May at the Marina Bay area.

SPD social worker and winner of the 100m race, Goh Kee Choon, and Microsoft YouthSpark scholar William Tay and SPD senior manager Tommy Tng, first and second runners-up respectively, used indoor ergometer machines instead of boats in the on-land dragon boat race.

Twelve clients represented SPD in the Individual Race (200m). In addition, SPD staff and their families also signed up for the Friendship relay race. The participants displayed exceptional sportsmanship and enthusiasm in their respective races.

SPD is one of three beneficiaries of Paddle for Good with DBS donating $100 for every one kilometre paddled, and the Government matching dollar-for-dollar through the Care & Share fund.

The DBS Marina Regatta is in its fourth year and spanned over three consecutive weekends from 30 May to 14 June. Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, this year’s event was held in conjunction with the SEA Games 2015 dragon boat races.

We congratulate our winners, and take this opportunity to thank DBS for their support and our participants for their hard work. (From Left: Mr Lim Chu Chong, Head of SME Banking DBS Bank Ltd and Director of DBS Foundation Ltd, SPD senior manager Tommy Tng, SPD social worker Goh Kee Choon, Microsoft YouthSpark scholar William Tay)

Celebrating Communities
We were happy to be at the community parade and 2.5km brisk walk between the Marina Bay Floating Platform and Jubilee Bridge on 31 May as part of the “CDCs Celebrating Communities”.

It was the first time people from all five CDCs, or Community Development Councils, had come together for an event. Led by Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and the five mayors, more than 5,000 participants joined the brisk walk which included grassroots advisers, residents, corporate and community partners, volunteers and beneficiaries.

SPD President Ms Chia Yong Yong, along with more than 20 SPD staff, volunteers and clients, were at the event which aimed to highlight the importance of community bonds as Singapore celebrates its golden jubilee.