Around eighty Singapore social service organisations will benefit from Singapore Airlines’s recent Community Chest contribution. Malayan Airways Limited first took to the skies in 1947 and was later renamed Malayan Airways Limited. Another name change produced Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA), which split in 1972, into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System.
To celebrate their history over the past seventy years, Singapore Airlines has been actively involved in Community programmes. The airline has raised S$2.55 million for Community Chest through fundraising events this year as part of the celebrations. Proceeds will go towards supporting beneficiaries of social service organisations under Community Chest.
The money was raised during three events. The SIA Family Day, in May at SIA Training Centre, was the first fundraiser. Staff and their families enjoyed a range of fun activities, including carnival games, flight simulator rides, and performances by SIA’s Cabin Crew Performing Arts Circle.
At the SIA Group Charity Run on 8th October, more than 11,000 participants.stretched their legs at The Float @ Marina Bay. The final event, the SIA Charity Gala added to the total collected through table sales, live and silent auctions. By the end of the evening a total of S$2.55 million had been collected, representing funds raised from all three fundraising events.
… The three fundraising events allowed us to commemorate our special milestone year in a memorable and meaningful way. We are thankful for the support provided by members of the public, our loyal customers and our staff, who all came together to help raise funds for the disadvantaged. Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong
Phillip Tan, Community Chest Chairman accepted the cheque.
… It has been a privilege for Community Chest to partner SIA to make a positive impact on the community we serve and to foster a more inclusive society since 1984. …….. Community Chest looks forward to our continued partnership with SIA to make a real difference and empower the social service users to lead dignified lives in a caring and inclusive community. Phillip Tan