Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Charity Gala 2023

We concluded Dover Park Hospice’s 30th Anniversary celebrations with our annual fundraiser on 19 August 2023, together with around 480 guests who attended in support of our hospice’s cause. Themed “An Evening with Pearls”, this year’s Sunflower Charity Gala was held in-person at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The Gala dinner was graced by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs as Guest-of-Honour, and the hospice’s patron, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam.

The guests were treated to a curated four-course dinner and an exciting programme that includes our hallmark Silent Auction, a moving Sand Art presentation of a patient’s story, and various performances. We are grateful to have Nikki Muller as emcee for the evening and Joanna Dong who concluded the event with her soulful singing performance.

Our deepest appreciation to everyone who made this Charity Gala possible, especially our donors, sponsors, and all our supporters-turned-friends who helped us raise over S$1.1 million dollars. Thank you also to all staff who planned and successfully executed the gala. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards enabling Dover Park Hospice to continue providing palliative care for terminally-ill patients, in supporting their families and in making every moment matter for them.


Amount Raised

Expenses Incurred

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Charity Gala 2023 $1,120,572 $168,689



Dover Park Hospice 30th Anniversary Charity Golf 2023

On 27 April 2023, we concluded our 30th Anniversary Charity Golf which was held at the Orchid Country Club and graced by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, as Guest-of-Honour. The event raised a total of $406,061, through the support of 144 individual and corporate donors, along with close to 150 guests who attended the victory dinner on the same day.  

During the golf tournament, our golfers were presented with an 18-hole challenge, and many tackled the game with great enthusiasm. Although the tournament was suspended shortly after tee-off due to wet weather, our golfers continued to swing their best for a meaningful cause after the game resumed. An engaging lineup of fringe activities were also organised, including Whiskey for Charity, and a Challenge a Pro segment, featuring Golf Professionals Johnson Poh and Joey Poh. Some golfers even managed to beat the pros and walked away with golf vouchers prizes. In addition, our golfers were also treated to free brownies by Bob the Baker Boy, and refreshing fruits cups with compliments from the organising committee. 

After the tournament, golfers and guests then gathered at the Sapphire Suite in the evening for the victory dinner, which included live band performances, a prize presentation and the Raffle Draw.

Our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and sponsors for joining us in celebrating 30 years of making moments matter and for generously supporting our cause. The amount raised from the event will go towards providing our terminally-ill patients with quality and holistic palliative care. With a growing demand for end-of-life care in Singapore that is brought on by an ageing society, Dover Park Hospice remains committed to serve all regardless of age, race or religion, and to provide dignified care to terminally-ill patients and supporting their families.


Amount Raised

Expenses Incurred

Dover Park Hospice 30th Anniversary Charity Golf 2023 $406,061 $151,900


Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Charity Concert 2022

On 20th October 2022, Dover Park Hospice held its first physical event, “Making More Moments Matter, 增。时” Sunflower Charity Concert at Esplanade Theatre after 2 years of virtual fundraising events. More than 900 guests attended the concert with Minister for Health Mr Ong Ye Kung as Guest-of-Honour and Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Patron of Dover Park Hospice.

Hosted by radio DJs, Chen Ning and Kun Hua, the concert featured stellar performances by top local singers namely Kit Chan, Dick Lee, Jocie Guo and veteran singers, Dr Ng King Kang, Hong Shao Xuan and Pan Ying covering Xinyao classic along with up-and-coming local artistes, Bonnie Loo, Jack Goh and StellaVee with a special line-up of timeless classics and original songs. What’s more, our very own volunteer group – GEMS Show Choir, and Dr Karen Soh, Co-Chair of Dover Park Hospice Fundraising Committee, also presented special performances! The evening ended with a heartwarming singalong where audience joined in the all-time local favourite “Home” together with all artistes to round up the night in solidarity. A table for sales of exquisite merchandises and silent auction segment added favours to a night about giving back.

We are pleased to have raised slightly over a million dollars including a 1 to 1 matching from Tote Board’s Enhanced Fundraising Scheme, donations continue to come in days after the concert night. All proceeds will go towards supporting terminally-ill patients and their families. A big thank you to all our donors, sponsors, singers, supporters, guests and staff for the roaring success of the concert!


Amount Raised

Expenses Incurred

Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Charity Concert 2022 $1,013,466 $206,384

Dover Park Hospice Virtual Sunflower Dinner 2021

For the second consecutive year, Dover Park Hospice held its annual dinner virtually and close to 320 guests attended the Dover Park Hospice Virtual Sunflower Dinner 2021, with Minister for Health Ong Ye Kung as the Guest-of-Honour who addressed the guests through a recorded speech and Dr Tony Tan, as the patron of Dover Park Hospice and Mrs Mary Tan also attended the event from home.

The theme for this year’s dinner event was “Modern Peranakan”, which combined its rich cultural heritage with a modern touch to it through a specially curated dinner and a series of entertainment segments and activities. One of the main highlights of the event was a four-course Peranakan dinner, specially curated by Guest Chef Malcolm Lee of Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut, Chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket and Chef Massimo Pasquarelli of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, delivered right to the doorsteps of guests.

Hosted by celebrity emcee Hossan Leong, the programme provided a variety of entertainment that included a skit performance and impromptu song composition by himself, a special performance by Dover Park Hospice Ambassador Gurmit Singh, as well as a host of activities related to the Peranakan culture. These included a trivia game where guests were put to the test on common Peranakan customs and traditions, a cookie decoration contest on Peranakan tile cookies, as well as a best dressed contest for guests decked out in their fancy Peranakan outfits. Other highlights of the evening included popular Peranakan-themed songs performed by Dover Park Hospice’s volunteer group, the GEMS Show Choir and silent auction.

In spite of the challenges faced due to COVID-19, Dover Park Hospice continues to uphold the provision of quality end-of-life care, while focusing on a holistic approach that involves medical, psychosocial, emotional, social and spiritual care through innovative ways.

This annual fundraiser continues to receive strong support from donors, sponsors and partners, to ensure that Dover Park Hospice continues to provide quality palliative care to patients as they transition through the different trajectories of their illnesses. With Inpatient Care, Home Care and Day Care, Dover Park Hospice ensures that patients and caregivers are cared for and best supported in the different care settings.


Amount Raised

Expenses incurred

Virtual Sunflower Charity Dinner – Modern Peranakan $916,397 $176,927


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.


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”



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