Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Bringing Hope, Light and Joy with the Christmas Spirit to children at NUH (volunteer's piece)

The 12th of December was a special day for children at the National University Hospital (NUH). Our firm, Sia Partners, partnered with Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) to spread the Christmas joy to the children in hospital who underwent treatments and surgeries.

The preparation for this event commenced a few months ago through DOT’s ‘50 for Hope’ Program. The program was a joint project between DOT and NUHkids to provide financial support to underprivileged child patients and employment opportunities for mothers.

Our colleagues contributed to the effort by raising nearly $2,000! This total was a combination of $50 pledges and purchases of the stuffed toys which were hand made by mothers who benefited from the Program. We could not be any happier with this outcome, especially as we are a relatively young company in Singapore, with just 12 team members as of last year.

On the big day, together with volunteers from DOT, we surprised the children in their wards with Christmas carols followed by a rocking beat box to uplift their mood, playing card tricks while Santa gave away hand-made stuffed owl, giraffe and octopus toys with his little helpers.

We saw that not every child could openly show their excitement and smiles as some are bedridden and just underwent treatments and/or surgeries. We were not discouraged but actually more excited to bring more life and colour to their day for that short 3 minutes we could spend with each of them. We hope that this will be a good memory for the children to one day share with their families and friends after recovery.

Being part of this with DOT was extremely memorable for all of us in the firm. We witnessed how the efforts made by the mothers sewing these stuffed toys made a difference to the children in NUH. There was no better way to end 2015 than seeing the children participate and their smiles light up!

From the CSR Leads for Sia Partners Singapore
Jennifer Yeo (jennifer.yeo@sia-partners.com)
Prashant Shende (prashant.shende@sia-partners.com)

About Sia Partners
Sia Partners is a unique management consulting firm headquartered in Paris, run by an international team and organized as a partnership. Through unparalleled industry expertise, we deliver superior value and tangible results to our clients.

In Asia, Sia Partners has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, with a focus on financial consulting. It is currently ranked by Vault as the #7 Top Consulting Firm in Asia-Pacific. 

For more information, visit: www.sia-partners.com 
Singapore office: 3 Pickering Street, #02-38, 048660
Contact: +65 6653 3433