Ascott launched a global fitness and CSR campaign, “Moving Feet, Touching Lives”, on 1 August that will mobilise our staff worldwide to walk, jog or run and contribute their mileage clocked for charity. As part of Ascott’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, the company will donate S$1 for every kilometre covered to “Save the Children”, an international organisation that supports needy children in 120 countries.
The goal is to raise S$30,000 within three months globally. The campaign is significant not only because it involves converting the running distance to money for a good cause, but also because it will involve every Ascott staff around the world to do their part for charity, keep fit and reduce their carbon footprint. On 12 August at 1730 hours (Singapore time), mass runs in Singapore, China, Paris and most of the South East Asian cities were organised to officially kick off the campaign. Staff and residents enthusiastically joined in the runs, signaling a concerted and united company-wide effort towards this meaningful campaign.
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore celebrated Christmas with a special charity drive for 80 children from the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home. A Christmas tree was built for them to hang their personal wish lists as residents and staff generously came forth to sponsor the gifts that the children had wished for. CapitaLand Hope Foundation also contributed CapitaLand vouchers for the children.