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Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Cycle & Carriage Singapore step up to raise funds for REACH Community Services Society.

06 Jun 2020 | Local News : Singapore


Through an innovative team effort, while staying within safe distancing measures, Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C), an investment holding company with diversified interests in market-leading businesses across Southeast Asia, and its 100% owned subsidiary Cycle & Carriage Singapore (CCS), one of Singapore's most established automotive groups, jointly raised $83,000 for REACH Community Services Society. The donation will be channelled to REACH Community Service's 'Be our Beacon of Hope' fund, supporting over 4,000 beneficiaries comprising low-income families and isolated seniors whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.

Titled 'Staying United, Giving Hope', the two-part initiative saw employee donations matched by the company, and also rallied over 250 employees to participate in a week-long team challenge that has encouraged employees to clock steps individually, which would generate an add-on company donation.

Employees clocking 19 million steps in a week for a challenge raised over $83,000
Galvanised by a strong community spirit, 51 teams were formed, and more than 19 million steps were clocked within one week. The highest number of steps accumulated by a team of five was a staggering 898,612 steps.

Through the team challenge and personal donations from employees, 'Staying United, Giving Hope' raised a total of more than $83,000 for REACH Community Service's 'Be our Beacon of Hope' fund. REACH Community Services will be applying for the Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme where the Government will match the funds raised.

Through 'Staying United, Giving Hope', the funds channelled towards REACH Community Services will also serve the mental health needs of the community. During the COVID-19 period, it was been reported that there had been an increase in phone calls to mental health service hotlines. Recognising the importance of providing mental health support, JC&C and CCS have been champions for the mental health cause in Singapore since 2011. Prior to COVID-19, both organisations, together with the other Jardine Matheson group of companies in Singapore, donated and committed over $7.5 million to mental health programmes through MINDSET Care Limited, the Jardine Matheson registered mental health charity.

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