With warm smiles, sweet carols, and holiday gifts, a 20-strong team of volunteers from the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation spent an afternoon spreading festive cheer to residents at the Red Cross Home for the Disabled yesterday. The Christmas visit is part of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s yearly Christmas outreach programme to give back and bring joy to the local community.
Decked out in Santa hats, volunteers regaled the residents with Christmas classics such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”. There was even a RHT Santa Claus dressed up to further spread the festive joy. With Santa making his rounds, the volunteers also presented the residents with Christmas gifts.
Reflecting on the Christmas celebration with the residents, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s Chairman, Tan Chong Huat, said, “The RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s vision is to actualise philanthropic activities into meaningful programmes for our donors and staff to participate and contribute to. The visit to the Home allows staff from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies to carry out a meaningful activity together. The Foundation’s tagline “Our Success, Our Responsibility” carries the message of how we want to take our success responsibly. In this festive season of giving, I hope to encourage everyone to think beyond themselves, think beyond business, and to spare a thought for the disadvantaged. Let me also take this opportunity to wish all our beneficiaries a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.
The volunteers also brought smiles and laughter to the residents at mealtime when they had the opportunity to befriend and spend time with the residents while helping out during their feeding programme.
The Red Cross Home for the Disabled is a residential home for those with multiple disabilities and operates a Day Activity Centre providing day care services.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Rajan Menon Foundation on its successful registration as a Grant-making Philanthropic Organisation under the IRAS Tax Deduction Scheme with effect from 28 November 2016. As a registered Grant-making Philanthropic Organisation, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation may issue tax deduction receipts to its donors with respect to donations made to it.
For further information, please contact Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat and Partner Kaylee Kwok.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his views in this week’s topic in the Business Times’ weekly column, Views from the Top.
This article was first published in The Business Times on 28 November 2016.
'Truth' in the eyes of the beholder
NOV 28, 2016 5:50 AM
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How should government and society respond to the seeming rise of a post-truth public?
Tan Chong Huat
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
Singapore will not be spared the post-truth politics that Donald Trump and Brexit exploited. As the globalisation wave strikes nearly every corner of the world and as disruptive technology makes today's jobs irrelevant tomorrow, politicians will find ways to feed off the hunger and the anger of voters.
In fact, Singapore saw shades of post-truth politics in the last presidential elections when two candidates promised a pie-in-the-sky dream. There was an immediate government and media pushback and the two were humiliated at the polls. There is a third weapon: society. It has to be inoculated against possible scheming charlatans as an engaged, educated and enlightened citizenry is the only antidote to poisoned politics. Another observation relates to any false news in the media which requires strict enforcement without fear or favour.