Singapore, 4 November 2017 – Cheers, the convenience store arm of NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice), ExxonMobil and Hock Cheong Group today partnered with the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) in a charity car wash activity to raise funds towards DPA’s programme in reaching out and assisting persons with disabilities.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO, NTUC FairPrice, said, “Together with ExxonMobil and Hock Cheong Group, FairPrice is privileged to support DPA in this important and meaningful programme. The car wash initiative enables us to involve the broader community to join us in contributing towards a worthy cause that helps people with disabilities find gainful employment, empowering them to lead independent lives. This is part of our ongoing efforts to build a more inclusive society.”
Mr Seah, along with over 50 members of the Cheers and FairPrice senior management team and staff, and volunteers from DPA, banded together to wash cars for a cause. For each car wash, drivers donate S$15 or more with all proceeds going directly to DPA. The funds will support DPA’s community engagement efforts, including public education, training, consultative services, research and advocacy.
Dr Marissa Lee Medjeral-Mills, Executive Director of DPA said, “DPA would like to thank Cheers for this opportunity. As Singapore continues to innovate, it’s also important for our members to advocate for inclusivity in all aspects of their lives. We hope that this car wash will open up new avenues for the public to learn from, and interact with persons-with-disabilities in order to be a more inclusive society.”
This year’s campaign marks the fifth year that Cheers has conducted this car wash. Over the years, Cheers has supported various voluntary welfare organisations in the community through this activity including Lion’s Befrienders, Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association (CARE) and this year, DPA. More than $31,000 has been contributed to these organisations thoughout the years in support of their various programmes for the community.