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Dover Park Hospice Virtual Sunflower Charity Dinner 2020

With COVID-19 and and strict gathering restrictions in place, our signature fundraising event – Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Gala Ball was moved online, named “Virtual Sunflower Charity Dinner” this year, where close to 250 guests attended the virtual dinner. Held on 18 September 2020, we delivered a curated 3-course dinner to each of the guest’s residence.

Our guests were immersed in “Sweet Summer Nights” set in the background of tropical islands, with welcome packages containing themed party accessories delivered together with their dinner, so that they could dress up to the occasion. Apart from the gastronomic dining experience, guests were able to access a specially designed microsite where they were able enjoy the evening’s programme which included pre-recorded speeches by our Guest of Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, and newly appointed Dover Park Hospice’s Chairman, Associate Professor Jeremy Lim. The night was also filled with exciting live-stream performances hosted by local radio deejay Denise Tan, who also performed a comedy skit, as well as Dover Park Hospice’s very own volunteer group, GEMS Show Choir, who put up a medley of ABBA hits.

There were also 5 items, which includes paintings, whiskey and a ceramic pot up for auction, and guests also purchased raffle draw tickets for a chance to win exclusive designed aromatherapy packages. After a night of fun and entertainment, guests were invited to their assigned virtual rooms to enjoy a night of conversations with their friends and family. Mr Gurmit Singh, the Hospice Ambassador, also graced the event by visiting some of the top-tier donors’ rooms.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat shared in his pre-recorded speech that he was glad Dover Park Hospice had expanded its services, such as the opening of its day care facility in October 2019, and the recent expansion of home care services to also serve non-cancer patients with end-stage organ failure. Associate Professor Jeremy Lim also said, “We are excited about our move to our new facility at the Integrated Care Hub in 2022 as we ramp up our resources and infrastructure to serve twice as many patients.”

At Dover Park Hospice, we rely on philanthropic giving to continue with our mission in providing comfort, relief of symptoms and palliative care to patients with advanced disease regardless of age, race or religion and in supporting grieving families. We are grateful to all who attended and supported us in one way or another in helping us raise over S$1 million this dinner.

(Audited)

Amount Raised

Expenses incurred

Virtual Sunflower Charity Dinner – Sweet Summer Nights $1,051,660 $121,860




DPH Sunflower Gala Ball 2018

We concluded Dover Park Hospice’s 25th Anniversary celebrations on 12 August 2018 with our signature fundraising event – Sunflower Gala Ball, “The Enchanted Garden of Life” which was held at Shangri-La Hotel and graced by President Halimah Yacob as our Guest-of-Honour.

The gala dinner included a 4-course dinner crafted by the resident chefs in Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, as well as exciting performances, which included Dover Park Hospice GEMS Show Choir made up of DPH volunteers.

Speaking at the gala, DPH’s newly elected Governing Council Chairman, Mr Robert Chew, shared a quote from the founder of the modern hospice movement, Dame Cicely Saunders, “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”

He added, “At Dover Park Hospice, we treasure life even in one’s last days. We serve with compassion, alleviating suffering and maximising quality of life for the terminally ill and their loved ones.”

At DPH, about 40% of all its annual expenses are supported by donations and fundraising. All these help us to keep our Palliative Care services; whether in-patient or Home Care, more affordable, and it allows our brand of care and love to be shared with those who truly need it.

Thank you all for attending this joyous event and helping us raise over S$1.2 million to support the growth of the Hospice and our endeavour to making every moment matter for our patients, who live with life-limiting illnesses.

 

Amount Raised

Expenses incurred

Gala Ball 2018 – “The Enchanted Garden of Life”

$1,290,403

$198,681




Every Moment Matters 2018

Every Moment Matters is our annual stakeholder engagement event. We gather community and corporate partners for an evening for celebration and conversation. This year’s event was held at the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at 11 Mandalay Road. 

There was a panel discussion on strengthening corporate social responsibility programmes and management with guest speakers Dr Goh Wei Leong (Co-founder, HealthServe); and The Straits Times Singaporean Of The Year 2018) and Ms Joyce Chee (VP, Philanthropy Advisory, Responsible and Impact Investing, Credit Suisse Private Bank), in addition to performances from singers from Dulwich College Singapore and a string quartet from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. We thank our partners for their support and their friendship, and all guests who have come to support our event and endeavour. We hope you had a pleasant evening. Let’s keep this conversation going, and do more to serve those living with life-limiting illnesses.

We would like to express our appreciation to the following Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partners for their contributions in making every moment matter for our patients. 
 
New CSR Partner
  • Bengawan Solo Pte Ltd
  • Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore
    at Zhong Shan Park
  • Sin Hong Hardware Pte Ltd
  • The Soup Spoon
  • Vanessa Choong & Associates
  • Wang Yeok Hong & Associates
  • W’Ray Construction Pte Ltd
CSR Partner of 5 years
  • Duke Bakery
  • Eu Yan Sang Singapore
  • GNS Storage Pte Ltd
  • Isetan Singapore Limited
  • NTUC FairPrice Cooperative Ltd
  • Privé Clinic
  • Q & M Dental Group
  • U-Want Services Pte Ltd
  • Yang Ah Kang & Sons Pte Ltd
CSR Partner of 7 years
  • COURTS Asia Limited
  • Expats Furniture Rental Pte Ltd
  • Sunray Woodcraft
    Construction Pte Ltd
  • Tang’s Engineering Pte Ltd
  • ST Logistics Pte Ltd
 
We would also like to thank the following Community Partners
for their contributions in making every moment matter for our patients.
 
New Community Partner
  • 755 Singapore Infantry Regiment, Singapore Armed Forces
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Venture Scout Group
  • Chain Reaction
  • Fo Guang Shan (Singapore)
  • Mr Han An Juan
  • Loving Heart Dance Troupe
    (Clementi CC WEC)
  • Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
    Boy’s Home
  • Raffles College of
    Higher Education
  • Singapore Armed Forces
    HQ Medical Corps
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore Polytechnic
    Business School
  • The TENG Ensemble Ltd
    (TENG Gives Back)
Community Partner of 5 years
  • Isaac Manasseh Meyer Trust Fund
  • Mangala Vihara
Community Partner of 7 years
  • Kuan Im Tng Temple Joo Chiat
  • Tampines Chinese Temple
  • The Shaw Foundation Pte