Fundraiser Party ‘Singapore Chic’ raises $57,000!

Fundraiser Party ‘Singapore Chic’ raises $57,000!

What do you get when you take twenty women from ten countries and add one great cause?  You have what it takes to create a very successful fundraiser event to benefit some of the most vulnerable children and youth of Cambodia.   On Saturday 09 November over 170 people attended ‘Singapore Chic’ fundraiser at one of the remaining  500 “black and white” bungalows in Singapore. The “black and whites” as these houses are known, were built to house members of the military and their families during the colonial period of the early 1900s.  With its stunning gardens it formed the perfect venue for a night of feasting, music, and celebration, to raise money for First Hand. First Hand is the funding organisation, dedicated to raising and distributing money to benefit its two partners – Mother’s Heart and Damnok Toek.  Mother’s Heart’s focus is providing programs and support for young girls and women facing crisis pregnancies, often alone.  Damnok Toek provides a range of amazing programs for marginalised children and youth, many with special needs. Preparations for the fundraiser event started in March, with regular meetings held in the run up. From August, this team of resourceful women approached a number of businesses in and around Singapore and were able to secure donations of goods and services which were then auctioned off on the night.   Some of the more unique donations included a 12th century antique statue from Shang Antiques in Dempsey Hill, a stay at Teluna Island Resort and many more. Even tennis player Roger Federer signed a couple of tennis balls, which between them raised over $1200! A...
First Hand AGM 2020

First Hand AGM 2020

First Hand Singapore AGM 2020 is being held on Tuesday 24th March 2020, 7.30pm at Blu Kouzina restaurant, Courtyard, Block 10 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247700. You are invited to attend our AGM where we will review the last year, elect new office bearers and discuss plans for the coming year. You are welcome to order your own dinner and drinks. We will present the yearly achievement by the First Hand Volunteers including a summary of our annual fundraiser ‘Singapore Chic’ where we raised over $68,645. Moreover,  we will be talking about the trips and visits to both of the organisations we support in Cambodia. In addition, we will be reviewing the achievements of our Cambodian partners on the ground, and understanding how they are investing the donations we have raised. Please reply by email to info@firsthandvolunteers.com by March...