$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...

Hollywood Night’s Fundraiser raises nearly $20,000 for Riverkids

Due to a successful ‘Hollywood Night’ Fundraiser, First Hand was able to present Riverkids with a cheque for $19,795.17 SGD.  Many thanks to all our supporters for your generous donations which will help the children in Cambodia. The Riverkids team will put this money towards their Kindergarten Project.  Fantastic efforts by all. Check out our Albums for some amazing photos of the...

First Hand 80’s Disco!

Friday 27th May 2011 Friday May 27th 2011? I don’t think so! For those crazy chickens heading to the First Hand ‘Back to the 80s Party’, the year was more like 1981… More than 120 guests, all dressed to impress (80s style), turned up to the Dutch Club with the clear intention of bopping the night away to the very best of 80s pop, rock and disco. Partygoers enjoyed free-flow drinks and a curry buffet and were able to help donate to First Hand either by bidding for some impressive auction items or buying tickets to win some great prizes. But the serious business was going down on the dance-floor. Strutting their stuff, smoke-machine billowing in the background, celebrity spotters could be forgiven for picking out Michael Jackson, Madonna, Axel Rose, Holly Johnson and many more icons of the era. In all, the night was a great success with a fantastic amount raised $16,287.60, which will go to the RiverKids project food programme. With some great photos of the occasion people sure did Relax, enjoy some Red Red Wine and D.I S.C.O.! Disco...

Walk for Rice at East Coast Park

Sunday, September 19, 2010 Wow what an amazing day it was for First Hand on the 19th of September 2010! At least 150 people of all ages took part in our Walk for Rice in East Coast Park. Each participant braved the hot Singapore sun to walk 2km, carrying in their backpacks the equivalent in weight of rice to feed 50 Cambodian children for a month. To replenish us when we finished, we were welcomed by cold drinks and a great Sausage Sizzle (thanks to The Butcher in Holland Village). Much respect and thanks also goes to our super chefs, Elana Sterley and Joe Alfonso for withstanding the searing heat from the BBQ to supply us with delicious hotdogs. This was First Hand’s first family event and what a successful one it was. The Walk for Rice raised a staggering $13,000 so far which helps us towards our $40,000 target for the year. Without all your generous support, in giving both time and money, this would not be possible. Thank you to all of you who came and contributed to our food programme for vulnerable at-risk children in Cambodia, and thanks to those who couldn’t make it but contributed anyway. We hope to see you all again at our next fundraiser, so watch this space! for more photos...

Cocktails for a Cause

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 First Hand were delighted with the Cocktails for a cause evening held last week. It was a fantastic evening – great to catch up with many of our regular supporters but also wonderful to see so many new faces at this event. We were really honoured to have some of the Riverkids team attending the evening, especially Dale Edmonds – founder of the project. She gave a heart breaking account of some of her experiences in the poverty stricken areas of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and had the whole audience glued to every word! First Hand was delighted to announce the completion of it’s Food program in Neak Leong. And pledged support to Riverkids with the promise of raising $40,000 for a new food program supporting the Riverkids children and their families. for more photos click here Cocktail...