Singapore Red Cross Organises International Bazaar 2015 To Raise Funds For Local Humanitarian Services

The signature biennial fundraiser was participated by close to 20 diplomatic missions, 40 local and international enterprises and several schools

Singapore, 15 March 2015 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) held its signature biennial fundraiser today at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Graced by President Dr Tony Tan Yam Keng, Patron of the SRC, the event aims to raise S$250,000 which will go towards the Society’s local humanitarian aid. This year, the bazaar showcased close to 80 stalls of international delicacies and crafts, games and performances put together by diplomatic missions, civic groups, schools and local and international enterprises (full list of participants available in Annex A).

Mr Tee Tua Ba, Chairman of the SRC, said : “This year’s international bazaar brings together about 20 diplomatic missions, 40 local and international enterprises, several schools and many dedicated individuals, working in solidarity to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. We are grateful for their unwavering support and dedication to aiding our local humanitarian services.”

The day’s programme featured performances by various embassies and international societies including dances by the Ukrainian and Thai Embassy, a fashion show by the Brazilian embassy and an capella performance by the Philippines Embassy. Wiltay, US-based homegrown performer also wowed the crowds with his music at the full day bazaar. ‘Rich kid of Singapore’, Kane Lim was a popular draw at the event where he sold off many of his designer goods.

Funds were raised through the sale of charity tickets and the amount collected will go towards some of SRC’s local services, including:

  • The Red Cross Home for the Disabled which provides residential, respite and day care services for adults and children with multiple disabilities;
  • FoodAid which provides monthly nutritious food to those in need such as skipped-generation families (grandparent-headed households), single-parent families and the working poor;
  • TransportAid which ferries elderly or disabled from low income families to and from medical treatments, rehabilitation and day care centres;
  • Community FirstAid at national and community events; and
  • CLARE – the recently launched Community Led Action for REsilience, which empowers volunteers to provide first response and aid, elder care, befriending, and community service to the elderly in Tampines.

Red Cross International Bazaar started in 1994 and it has been growing in scale over the years. Last held in Singapore in 2012, The Red Cross International Bazaar is a traditional Red Cross event also organised by other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.

Mrs Genevieve Peggy Jeffs, Chairperson of this year’s International Bazaar Organising Committee, said: “We are grateful to the sponsors, participants and volunteers who have contributed so much of their time, effort and resources to this international bazaar. Their generous support has led to yet another successful event and furthering SRC’s aid in the community.”

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Photos available on request.

Media Contact:

Singapore Red Cross

Ms Manna Talib

Tel: 6664 0518/ 90308351

Email: manna.talib@redcross.org.sg


About Singapore Red Cross

Singapore Red Cross is a homegrown humanitarian organisation, dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting lives and dignity and responding to emergencies since 1949. We serve the vulnerable through our blood donor recruitment programme, home and day activity centre for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, and community first aid. We build capacity and resilience through our training academy, and volunteer and youth development. Beyond our shores, we mobilise and translate contributions from the donor community to relief and recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, with the aim of helping communities affected by disasters. For more information, please see www.redcross.sg

Annex A

Stalls at the International Bazaar (categorised):

Embassies

Association Francaise de Singapour

Bangladesh High Commission

Embassy of Egypt

Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Swiss Embassy

Greece Embassy

Embassy of Kazakhstan

Embassy of Japan

Embassy of Mexico

Malaysia High Commission

Embassy of the State of Kuwait

Embassy of Ukraine

Sri Lanka High Commission

Korean Embassy

National Children’s Education & Benevolent Foundation (NCEBF)

Thai Association

Interpol Global Complex for Innovation

Local organisations

Chinese Women’s Association Paper Items
La Source Singapore Pte Ltd Shower Gel
Level 33 Pte Ltd Craft Beer
Lion Club – Chatsworth Slippers clothes & Bras
Mahakaruna Buddhist Society Sri Lankan Cuisine / Dried products – tea leaves, biscuits, jam, cordial; Hot & Cold drinks – Ginger tea, Cordial Cold drink; Prata & Papadam
NANKAI Exotic Skin Products: Wallet, Purse, Keychain, small accessories
Shop@RedCross Toys, Souvenirs, Bags, Tea Bags, Hampers, Travel books
Stuart Anderson Black Angus (Asia) Pte Ltd Steak Sandwich
Wednesday Lunch Group Lemongrass Tea, Rosewater Spray, Mosquito Spray, Curry Paste
Kelly Chew & Daniel Wong Children Storybook, fish balls, nasi lemak & children toys
Pang Sze Ing Bags, Books, Toiletries, Kitchen Items, Ornaments, Accessories
Doris Lim Ornamental lights, Storage Jars, Stationeries, Bags, Wallets, Soft Toys, Accessories, Costume Jewelleries, Wooden handicraft
Nancy Kuah Beng Choo Food
Grace Glass Small art and craft items
Sunny Hills Delights Pte Ltd Sunny Hills Pineapple Cakes (10pcs per box)
IndoChine Group Food ( Banh Canh- Vietnamese homemade udon in chicken broth ; Goi Cuon- Fresh Rice Paper Roll with Poached Prawn; Laotian Larb Kai- MArinated mince chicken in lemon juice; laotian tam som- laotian green papaya salad)
Ms Charlee Ng Ice Jelly (Ai-yu) and Pau
Photo booth  
Flenco Kids Spa (makeup, manicure, tattoos and jewellery making)
Fadina Middle Eastern Gems includes lifestyle and Sweets.
Mrs Amy Loo Lifestyle items
Mr Kane Lim Clothes, Accessories, Jewellery, Art (Designer t-shirt & caps)
SRC White Elephant Store  
Ocean Health Pte Ltd Health Supplement
Lim Poh Seng Vegetarian Pizza
City Developments Limited Handicraft
Inroads Concept Pte Ltd Home Accessories and Gift & arts & Crafts
Ishka Clothes, Jewellery
Femme Creation Bags and Women’s Accessories
Geladiso Gelato Ice Cream
AF & AM Pte Ltd Danishes
Caroline Chan Clothes, Costume Jewellery, Bags, Dried Goods
Leoh Chua Lian Clothes, Toys and Stationery
Commercial Industrial Supplies & Services Pte Ltd Fruits Preserved(Myanmar), Big Choco-Chips Cookies, old school biscuits, Soya beancurd (TBC)
Ivy Chua Accessories
CA Technologies Cupcakes
Lowe Singapore Dutch lady milk from FrieslandCampina
Gazpacho from Binomio
Young Speakers Clothes
Coca-cola Drinks
Nerf Association Games
Helen Seah Beef Stew sauce served with bread

 

Schools

Broadrick Sec Cotton Candy
Broadrick Sec Games
Tenderkids Child Care Pte Ltd Popcorn
Zhangde Primary Cookies, Craft work, Artpieces, Secondhand Books
ITE College East Recycle Items, Soft toys, souvenirs, clothings
Bukit Panjang Primary School Mozaic Paintings, Souveniers, Drinks
CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent Accessories, Pebbles, Bookmarks & Stickers, Bags & Wallets
Bendemeer Secondary School Game and Gallery sales ( Terrarium / fancy stationary items / posters.)
Admiralty Secondary School Bakesale, accessories, pre-loved clothes
Blangah Rise Primary School Henna Painting
Northbrooks Secondary School Items made from recycled materials e.g coasters; handicraft; silk flowers
N.P.S International School, Chai Chee Games
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School Games (shooting of targets)
First Toa Payoh Primary School Booklets with artwork cover, bookmarks with artwork and postcards
Concord Primary School Balloon Scupturing
Bartley Secondary School Games (throwing games) and Henna
Compassvale Secondary School Stationery Sets, Canned Drinks, Bookmarks, Cupcakes, Throwing of beans bottle.
Holy Innocents Primary School Soft Toys, Books, Souveneirs
Jurong West Secondary School Henna Painting and Mixed Nuts and Snacks
GEMS World Academy Face Painting