here are many ways to lend a hand to
needy patients, from providing financial
support to spending time to cheer
Inspired by partners who have contributed in
innovative ways, NUHS Fund Limited – the charity
arm of the National University Health System
(NUHS) – themed its 2016 Giving Tree donor
appreciation event around “Giving in Every Way”.
To kickstart a new year, NUHS Fund Limited
looks back at how individuals and organisations
have contributed to the welfare of NUHS
patients in 2016.
More ways to engage and give
Rather than just making an outright donation,
Timbre Group chose to engage its patrons to
do good too. Since October 2016, the restaurant
chain has been encouraging customers at its food
and drink outlets to round up their bills to the
nearest $10, with the di erence going to children
who require financial support for their medical
treatment. Every dollar raised is matched by
Timbre, until the target amount of $100,000
The philosophy behind this micro-giving initiative is
that everyone is generous and, if presented with an
opportunity to give, they will. Mr Edward Chia, Co-
founder and Managing Director of Timbre Group,
hopes that through this partnership, “Timbre
can be a force for good in making a di erence to
families who need additional support”.
Other partners of NUHS Fund Limited have also
displayed the same dedication. The estate of Ms
Pacita Abad, a late artist who was a patient at the
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore,
endorsed NUHS’ collaboration with Takashimaya
Department Store to sell leather-bound notebooks
with inserts of Ms Pacita’s paintings. The funds
raised go to patients in need of financial aid.
The vibrant inserts are accompanied by
inspirational quotes by the artist, one of which
illustrates her giving spirit: “I have always believed
that an artist has a special obligation to remind
society of its social responsibility.”
This campaign, which runs from December 2016
to February 2017, is one of the many creative ways
that NUHS Fund Limited has collaborated with
corporate partners to raise funds and awareness
for the underprivileged.
NUHS Fund Limited pays
tribute to everyone who has
made a difference to the lives
of NUHS patients.
Written by the NUHS Development O ce,
which manages NUHS Fund Limited.