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City Sunshine Club lights up Assisi Hospice and Arc Children’s Centre with cheer at mid-autumn

(L-R) CDL GGM Mr Chia Ngiang Hong, CSC President Ms Foo Chui Mui and CDL Chief Human Resource Officer Mr Steven Tan with their completed “moon flower”.

Singapore, 18 September 2020 – On 18 September, some 17 staff from City Sunshine Club (CSC) – City Developments Limited’s (CDL) employee volunteer platform – led by CDL Group General Manager (GGM) Mr Chia Ngiang Hong brought cheer to the residents at Assisi Hospice. This is part of CSC’s annual tradition of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Hospice. Every year since 2008, CDL management and CSC volunteers join Assisi Hospice’s CEO and staff in ushering in the festive cheer with distribution of Hua Ting mooncakes and lanterns to patients.

CDL GGM Mr Chia handing out a Mid-Autumn goodie bag to an Assisi Hospice patient.

Surrounded by “moon flowers” made by patients and volunteers, CDL GGM Mr Chia shares an air high five with Assisi Hospice CEO Ms Choo Shiu Ling at the refreshed courtyard.

A sea of orange “moon flowers” brightens the Hospice’s courtyard, reflecting the magical Mid-Autumn moonlight and bringing cheer to the patients.

CDL GGM Mr Chia and CSC President Ms Foo Chui Mui at the Arc Children’s Centre, joined by CSC Exco Members on Zoom, to celebrate Mid-Autumn and Children’s Day.

This year, apart from the distribution of specially packed mid-autumn goodies, CSC volunteers led patients in crafting exquisite “moon flowers” to light up the courtyard. Despite additional safety and control measures in place due to the current COVID-19 situation, there was a festive mood in the air as patients were delighted to partake of this annual celebration.

Accompanied by melodious familiar tunes played by musicians from The TENG Ensemble, patients then took a stroll around the courtyard to admire their refreshed courtyard for an extra special Mid-Autumn Festival this year, to end the evening.

Mid-Autumn @ Arc Children’s Centre

On 29 September, CDL GGM Mr Chia as well as CSC President Ms Foo Chui Mui made a special trip down to the Arc Children’s Centre to distribute lanterns and gifts in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival and Children’s Day.

At the Centre, several CSC executive committee (Exco) members also joined in the celebration virtually via Zoom. Together with the children, everyone joined in the sing-along and spiritedly sang “We are One” – a song to raise awareness of childhood cancer – to encourage the children at the Arc Children’s Centre in their battle with cancer.