IMC Industrial Group and Tsao Foundation raise more than S$250,000 at 13th Annual Charity Golf event

Funds raised will go towards Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing  and Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA)

Singapore, 6 November 2019 – IMC Industrial Group (IMCIG) and Tsao Foundation tee off at the golf course on 11 October 2019, raising more than S$250,000 at the annual IMC-Tsao Foundation Charity Golf 2019 at the Tanah Merah Country Club.

The event was a success thanks to the generous contributions of IMCIG’s business partners, and Tsao Foundation’s longtime event partner, Tanah Merah Country Club, as well as regular donors and committed volunteers of both Tsao Foundation and IMCIG.

Additionally, the Organising Committee is also hopeful for a prospective grant of S$50,000 from Tote Board and matching grant from the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)’s administered Community Silver Trust grant.

Dr Mary Ann Tsao, Chairman of Tsao Foundation, said, “We are very thankful to have such committed support from our partners, donors, and volunteers who worked hard to put together the charity event and raised the funds vital for older people in need. It is our hope that everyone enjoyed themselves, getting into the swing of giving back to the community while raising awareness for the crucial issue of developing better eldercare.”

She added, “These funds will go a long way in sustaining Tsao Foundation’s day-to-day eldercare services at the Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing (HMCSA), which has served elders and their families in need since its inception in 1993, and in supporting our new initiatives under the Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA)”.

These efforts is timely as Tsao Foundation launched recent expansions of eldercare capabilities earlier this year, positioning Whampoa Community Centre as a one-stop Longevity Central with a service helpline, community library, and a pilot primary care cum care management service for older parents with adult intellectually disabled children.

Mr Ryan Chan, Group Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group, said: “We are pleased to have the ardent support of our business partners who contributed golf flights and cash donations at the IMC-Tsao Foundation Charity Golf 2019.  Over the years, this annual fundraising effort has continued to benefit the 3,500 elderly, enabling them to lead enriched lives through holistic and adequate healthcare support at Tsao Foundation.”

Mr Er Kwong Wah, Chairman of IMC-Tsao Foundation Charity Golf, expressed gratitude for the events’ continued success over the years. “The annual charity golf is an example of how private companies and individuals form a lasting relationship over a common cause. It also inspires and enables them to work towards co-creating a Singapore for all ages to live and age well together. The Committee may take a rest after the event but the Foundation will continue to strive for more meaningful partnerships with private and public enterprises to do more for ageing Singapore. We are also pleased to know that the final total amount raised – including all matching funds and grants – will bring much relief and joy to many more vulnerable seniors.”