First Hand and Blu Kouzina Summer Wine Evening raises $10,378!

First Hand and Blu Kouzina Summer Wine Evening raises $10,378!

Thank you to all our guests, sponsors and especially to Blu Kouzina Greek restaurant at Dempsey Hill for an amazing night on June 13th 2017. The Summer Wine Evening has raised $10,378 for First Hand. All the proceeds have been shared with First Hand’s two partners – Damnok Toek and Mother’s Heart Cambodia. On the night, guests indulged in an array of Greek and Mediterranean dishes all prepared with organic extra virgin olive oil from Blu Kouzina’s family–owned Olive Grove Estate in Messinia, Greece. It was a typical balmy evening in Singapore and everyone could enjoy dining on the patio under the stars overlooking the peaceful greenery of Dempsey Hill. Vineyard owner and winemaker Dionysia Brintziki of Ktima Brintziki organic wines was in town and introduced four of their wines that were being tasted on the night. Martin McDarren also shared about the ancient Greek traditions of winemaking. After much food and wine, DJ Raj continued to entertain the crowd with music for grooving on the dance floor! The silent auction showcased amazing art, lifestyle, fashion and homewares products from our very generous sponsors: Astrid Dahl, Swiss Club Singapore, Expat Kitchen, Sandra Macheroux photography, White Ginger, Rouge, Jubilo Joias, Ellie Lasth, Edition Limitee, Screening Room, Affordable Style Files, Bode, Cote and Badt, Dansk and the Danish Seaman’s Church. Thank you everyone for a beautiful and memorable evening! More photos of the event are available at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FirstHandVolunteers/...
“I Can’t Believe You Are Wearing That…”Party

“I Can’t Believe You Are Wearing That…”Party

FIRST HAND held a fundraising fancy dress party on October 1st 2016 in the Hollandse Club in Singapore. Guests dressed up to the theme “I can’t believe you are wearing that!” and enjoyed an Indian buffet, DJ music and Photo Booth. Alex Mindel, DT technical advisor, and his wife attended the event and enjoyed an evening with live and silent auction, best dressed costumes and door prizes. The evening was a great success and with help from FIRST HAND members and local sponsors we raised $SGD 18,770.30 for Damnok Toek! Photographs can be viewed...
First Hand’s Black and White Ball raises over $100k!

First Hand’s Black and White Ball raises over $100k!

Thank you everyone for your amazing support at First Hand’s Black and White Ball held at The Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza on October 24th 2015. We are delighted to report that thanks to our generous partygoers, partners, donors and volunteers, we have raised a total of SGD 102,364.77. This sum will be split between our two partnering organisations in Cambodia – Riverkids and Damnok Toek, and will go towards their childcare and anti-trafficking programmes in Phnom Penh, Neak Loeung and PoiPet. At the ball, nearly 300 guests enjoyed an evening of thrilling performance art, a live auction, a gourmet banquet and free flow drinks. The performers and interactive artists ranged from stilt walkers and jugglers, to face-painters and hair stylists.  Early in the evening the S.T.E.P. dance duo performed a beautiful and moving modern dance piece while later in the evening the dance floor was packed with revellers jumping along to the tracks of talented cover singer Kunjung. The ball was one of our biggest fundraising events to date and we are so thankful to everyone who came along and supported us along the way. Please do check out the many photos of the event on Facebook to see if you were caught on camera! https://www.facebook.com/FirstHandVolunteers/photos Thank you too to Expat Living and Sassy Mama for media coverage of the event: http://www.expatliving.sg/Living_In_Singapore/moving-to-Singapore/Charity-events-balls-and-formal-galas-in-Singapore-100K-raised-by-First-Hand-Volunteers-at-Black-and-White-Masquerade-Ball-109212.ece   Sassy Mama Supports: First Hand...
Runway Heroes Event at CHIJMES raises $53,000

Runway Heroes Event at CHIJMES raises $53,000

The team at First Hand are thrilled to announce that our Runway Heroes Fashion Show & Luncheon event, held on Friday, May 29th in the beautiful CHIJMES Hall has raised almost $53,000. All proceeds will be donated to help vulnerable children and families served by Damnok Toek in Cambodia.  A huge thank you to our sponsors and guests who generously donated and help create such a successful event! The event has been covered in several magazines including Harpers Bazaar: Harper Bazaar covers Runway Heroes Fashion Event, click here for the article and Expat Living: Expat Living Runway Heroes event coverage, click here to...

$7000 raised at Quiz Night to meet food bill target!

First Hand’s quiz on May 16th was a huge success. Thanks to more than 100 of you who came along and supported us. We raised just over $7000 which was a fantastic result and means that we now have enough funds so that we can fully support the wonderful children in the Goutte D’Eau special needs centre in Phnom Penh with food for the rest of the year, as we had pledged. It was so lovely to see so many people (even a few more than expected!). Thanks too to Jill for being such a great hostess and organizer – we will all miss you very much as you leave Singapore.                 We are planning another event after the summer – more details to follow nearer the time....

Annual Fundraiser Walk in Labrador Park

On Sunday 16th June 2013, First Hand held our annual fundraiser walk.  We raised money for the ‘Village Health and Community Development’ project in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. There were fun challenges for the kids and grown-ups, a sausage sizzle and it was a fantastic day at Labrador Park.  $4,000 was raised for this terrific...