RHT Rajan Menon Foundation forges ahead with Successful Ageing Project
Guest-of-Honour Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, officially launched the logo of the Foundation’s Successful Ageing Project, an initiative towards serving the elderly in our community
Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation’s annual golf tournament has exceeded S$1,000,000 in cumulative donations.
Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation presents a token to the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development.
The Successful Ageing Project logo hopes to encourage our seniors to enjoy every day with zest, enthusiasm and happiness just like the sunflower flourishing in the glow of the sun.”
RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd’s (“Foundation”) Successful Ageing Project (“SAP”) logo was unveiled by Guest-of-Honour Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, at the Foundation’s fourth annual charity golf event hosted at Sentosa Golf Club on 28 May 2018.
The unveiling of the SAP logo marks a key milestone in the Foundation’s efforts towards serving the elderly in our community, with more initiatives under the project to be rolled out in the future.
Ongoing efforts under the SAP include the publishing of the 2nd edition of the “As You Are, Now” guidebook specially for the elderly and their caregivers. The guidebook encourages our seniors to embrace entering their golden years worry-free and to look forward to a restful retirement. Through the circulation of the guidebook, the Foundation seeks to educate the elderly on issues they ought to be aware of as they enter their golden years. Topics such as personal welfare management, family law issues and financial wealth management are carefully curated and written to address the challenges that ageing can, and will, bring.
Commenting on the Foundation’s initiatives, Minister Desmond Lee said, “As businesses pursue growth and progress, it is important for organisations to embrace corporate social responsibility as part of their DNA, and to contribute to the community in which they operate. It is very encouraging to know that the Foundation supports a wide range of worthy causes, and helps those in need such as the elderly and the less fortunate.”
In addition to the unveiling of SAP’s logo, the Foundation raised more than S$500,000 at the event. A key part its annual philanthropic calendar, donations came from the clients and business associates 28 May 2018 3 of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies in support of the Foundation’s primary beneficiaries, Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre and Singapore Red Cross Society as well as four other selected beneficiaries, namely National Gallery Singapore, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Nature Society (Singapore) and Teen Challenge (Singapore).
The Foundation supports beneficiaries whose causes match its goals of:
• Supporting education pursuits
• Supporting environment conservation efforts
• Offering assistance to disadvantaged groups
• Supporting the arts
Key donors for this year’s charity golf event were Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited, Qilin World Capital Ltd, RHT Holdings Pte Ltd, Lee Welded Mesh Singapore Pte Ltd, Dyna-Mac Holdings Limited and KPMG LLP.
Noting the generous support of donors and sponsors who came together for the event, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation commented, “The Foundation is a serious and committed catalyst that seeks to inspire mindset change in the wider business community. We believe that success and profitability are intertwined with the sustained prosperity and the health of the community we serve. I am heartened by the charitable spirit and commitment reflected at the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf towards making a difference to our community.”
Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “Here at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies, we believe that CSR is no longer defined by how much money a company contributes to charity, but by its overall involvement in activities that improve the quality of people’s lives. Having done our humble part to tackle inequality, and respond positively to our ageing population and the needs of the various components of our society tonight, we must continue to work towards sustaining these efforts.”
Beyond our shores, the Foundation continues to offer assistance to disadvantaged groups through its ASEAN+ Outreach Programme. In its first overseas project under the programme, the Foundation supported the construction of three bridges totaling 49m in Lombok, Indonesia, providing safe passage and enabling new opportunities for local farmers and their families. As RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Group of Companies spread their wings across the region, so too will the Foundation’s philanthropic activities, with similar projects in the pipeline under the ASEAN+ Outreach Programme.