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As part of the new year festivities, Eurokars Group has donated a transporter to the Singapore Red Cross in support of the TransportAid programme.

22 Jan 2021 | Local News : Singapore

In tandem with the New Year celebration and festivities, Eurokars Group has donated a transporter that has been modified for wheelchair access to the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), which will benefit the TransportAid programme.

TransportAid is a vital service that provides transport for the low-income elderly and disabled to enable them to travel to their healthcare service providers and day activity centres, and have access to essential and critical medical treatments, rehabilitation and therapy.

A Singapore Red Cross staff member demonstrating the use of the hydraulic wheelchair lift
Eurokars Group's partnership with the SRC dates back to 2002 when it sponsored a vehicle for them. In 2019, the SRC reached out again for support, and both parties found a good match between the group's corporate social responsibility objectives and SRC's requirements.

"By supporting the SRC with our donation of a transporter, we are able to help those in need to access vital and life-sustaining care and treatment. Over the past seven decades, the SRC has established itself as a distinctive homegrown humanitarian organisation that provides relief and assistance to survivors of disasters, rallies blood donors to save lives, trains the community in first aid and supports vulnerable citizens with emergency social services, among others. Eurokars Group is delighted to be able to contribute towards the SRC in achieving its mandate and laudable mission of relieving human suffering, protecting human lives and dignity and responding to emergencies," said Ms. Ong Lay Ling, the Group Managing Director of Eurokars Group.

"As we embark on the new year with a positive outlook and sense of hope and optimism for the future which lies ahead, let us also spare a thought for the less fortunate by enhancing their lives in measurable ways and helping to spread some cheer," she added.

In tandem with the New Year festivities, Eurokars Group donated a transporter to the SRC in support of its TransportAid programme
The transporter was officially handed over to SRC by Ms. Ong during a handover ceremony which was held on 20 January 2021 at the Red Cross House at 15 Penang Lane. The Secretary General and CEO of SRC, Mr. Benjamin William, accepted the vehicle and, in turn, presented Ms. Ong with a token of appreciation.

"We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with Eurokars Group. The support from Eurokars will enable us to provide greater support for the vulnerable in our community, especially as our population ages in the coming years. The donation of this transporter will make a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of low-income elderly and disabled clients by allowing us to ensure that they are able to keep their medical and therapy appointments," said Mr. Benjamin William, Secretary General & CEO, Singapore Red Cross.

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