Over 1,000 participants, including clients, staff and families of all ages, turned up early in the morning on 29 August 2015 for the Chio Lim Stone Forest (CLSF) Charity Walk-a-Jog cum Carnival. Held at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, the event celebrated the group's 30th Anniversary as well as promoted camaraderie among staff and bonding with family members and clients. It also served as a platform to give back to society by raising donations for the underprivileged with the aim of helping to improve their lives.
We were honoured by the presence of Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State for Health and Grassroots Adviser to Sengkang West GROs, who graced the special occasion as our Guest of Honour.
Arriving early in droves, runners forming a sea of bright green event tee shirts eagerly participated in a 4.8 kilometre Competitive Run or 3 kilometre Walk-a-Jog, while enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh morning air.
With numerous food and game booths, the Carnival provided a great opportunity for participants to have a great time and take part in popular games such as Gladiator, Hoverball and Bubble Bump.
The event was a huge success as colleagues fully engaged with one another, their family or friends, underscoring our anniversary theme of "30 Years of Bonding".
With generous contributions from clients and staff and the CLSF group matching dollar-to-dollar up to $250,000 for clients' donations, the event was also highly successful as a charitable initiative.
"The Chio Lim Stone Forest Charity Walk-a-Jog cum Carnival was organised to mark a significant milestone for our group and thank all stakeholders, particularly our valued clients, for their support during these past 30 years," said Mr Lim Lee Meng, Senior Partner of the Chio Lim Stone Forest group. "We are also very encouraged by the kind donations from clients and staff, which will go a long way towards helping the underprivileged in areas ranging from healthcare and child development to education and eldercare."
Commenting on the event, Dr Lam said: "Besides organising the Walk-a-Jog event, which is in line with the Ministry of Health's mission of promoting good health, I am also heartened and encouraged that the Chio Lim Stone Forest group chose to mark its 30th anniversary with a fundraising initiative to support the underprivileged in our community."
To view the captured memories on our group’s Facebook page, visit https://www.facebook.com/rsm.stoneforest