Financially disadvantaged children will receive assistance from $157,800 in funding raised by Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy from a recent charity car wash and a $60,000 top up from Roxy Pacific Holdings.
A charity dinner this week that saw Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok dining with 116 students from low income families at the hotel, was the culmination of the fundraising drive that aims to help children financially in an effort to improve their education. The financial assistance given to the disadvantaged students and youths in the Marine Parade community was made possible with the “Children are Our Hope for the Future 2015” program.
“For 8 years, disadvantaged children have been the focus of our community engagement programs. Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy’s continued support of those kids comes from our strong belief that a child’s education should not be impeded because of difficult financial circumstances at home,’ said Mr Klaus Gottschalk, General Manager of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy.
116 students living in the nearby community will each receive $300 from the money raised. Students from low income families studying in Haig Girls’ School, CHIJ Katong, Ngee Ann Primary School, Tao Nan Primary School & Tanjong Katong Secondary School were identified through their schools.
A further 15 students from Nanyang Polytechnic will receive a $1,000 Roxy Foundation Grant to pay part of their school fees.
The “Children are Our Hope for the Future” program also aims to celebrate family joy and togetherness. The charity dinner brings 116 students and their families together to celebrate simple joys in life over a dinner – a highlight for all participants. The annual community engagement program is organised by Roxy Pacific Holdings Limited, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Marine Parade Citizens Consultative Committee and co-organised by Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen, Ibis Singapore Novena and Accor Asia Pacific Singapore.