The BB CARES (Community Activities Rallying Everyone to Serve) encourages all BB Companies to rally friends, parents and stakeholders to spend a weekend with beneficiaries from various Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs) over a day of activities.
As a form of tribute to our pioneer generation, the BB has decided to do more for the elderly in the Jalan Bukit Merah estate through the BB CARES Anchor Event this year. On the early morning of 25 July, more than 140 Boys from 6 BB Companies along with their Officers and close to 50 volunteers made up of staff from City Developments Limited and members of the BB Alumni arrived at the pavilion of Blk 105A, all ready to clean the homes of the elderly.
Boys were split into various groups, each consisting of an adult volunteer. Following a safety brief, groups set off to their respective allocated units. Boys and volunteers spent a fulfilling 2 hours cleaning the toilets, fans, floors – mundane tasks that might challenging for some of the pioneers. Some of the homes were also given a new coat of paint on their main gates and doors.
It was a privilege to have Dr K Thomas Abraham, Chief Executive Officer, SATA CommHealth graced the event. A token of appreciation was also given to our sponsor, City Developments Limited.
When the tasks were completed, Boys and volunteers brought the elderly down to the pavilion for a time of get-together where they feasted and indulged in a karaoke session while interacting with the Boys and volunteers.
It was a heartwarming sight to see the elderly feeling contented with their clean homes and enjoying themselves through the karaoke session. It was a learning experience for our Boys and volunteers as they left with a sense of satisfaction in their hearts.
We would like to thank the following people for their support in making The BB CARES Anchor Event 2015 a successful one:
- Dr K Thomas Abraham for gracing the event as our Guest-of-Honour
- City Developments Limited for supporting the event as both sponsors and volunteer helpers
- SARAH Senior Activity Centre for providing us with the list of homes to clean or paint
- Yen’s Tuition Centre for sponsoring the goodies box
- BB Alumni for supporting the event as volunteer helpers
- 40th, 50th, 61st, 92nd, 97th and 103rd Singapore Companies