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The Hawker Sessions: 05

Our first 2014 Session!
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After expanding our team for 2014, we're excited to finally bring you our first session of the year!! As you may have heard, the beloved Lavender Food Centre will soon be closing down and we can't wait to share our our energy, excitement and good will with their community. Join us for another Friday night session - live music, performances, games, auctions, awesome folks and your favourite local dishes!

Date: Fri 18th July
Time: 7.30PM - 10.30PM
Venue: Lavender Food Square


OUR TARGET

Raise at least S$5,055.60 to help three patients from the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund HELP (Help ElderLy Patients) Programme

We invite you to hear their stories and help maximise the impact of a one-time donation that will help them afford their immediate needs.

HOW IT WORKS

How you can support The Hawker Sessions:

  • Come for the event! Bring your friends, family and colleagues!
  • On the night, for every dish/drink you order, drop the money you're saving from a night out on the town into our collection jars (administered by our charity partner)
  • Participate in our games, quizzes and awesome auctions for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors! Bid generously.
  • Spread the word. Tell your colleagues, Like us on Facebook and share this event link!
Can't make it for the event? No worries, here's how you can support the effort:
  • Donate online at SG Gives. Under the 'Special Occasion' box, type "The Hawker Sessions 05"
  • Donate by cheque: We accept cheques addressed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund. Get in touch with us via Facebook or eat@thehawkersessions.com and we can pick up the cheque from you at a central location.
Please write "Hawker Sessions 05" on the back, along with your full name, NRIC/FIN No., your contact no., and your address.
We greatly encourage this as your donations are 2.5 times tax-deductible


RECIPIENT #1: Mr A

Age: 40
Medical condition:
Cervical Myelopathy - a weakening of the spinal cord typical of elderly people
Funds needed: S$1,155.60 for a lightweight motorised wheelchair

Mr A currently requires maximum assistance for his daily activities. He lives with his parents and 2 sisters in a 3-room HDB flat and used to work as cleaner but was forced to stop a year ago on the onset of his illness. The family now relies on his mother’s earnings of $200/month as a part-time cleaner, and ad hoc contributions from the sisters to make ends meet.

A lightweight motorized wheelchair would reduce his elderly parents’ burden and facilitate his independent mobility in the community.

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RECIPIENT #2: Mr B

Age: 61
Medical condition: Amputee - right below the knee
Funds needed: S$3,200 for a BK Iceross Prosthesis (leg prosthesis)

Mr B had to remove dead tissue from his previous stump wound to improve healing. Now, he is unable to fit into his old prosthesis. Although he is an amputee, he is a highly motivated man who works to support himself. He lives in a 1-room rental flat with a co-tenant and works as a security guard on an ad-hoc basis. However, he is now unable to go back to work as he no longer fits his old prosthesis. He is now left with $167.03 of savings until he is able to return to work. He receives some help from his younger sister for food and groceries to ease his financial hardship.

A new leg prosthesis would enable Mr B to return to work and regain his independence.

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RECIPIENT #3: Mr T

Age: 48
Medical condition: Bronchiectasis - airways are damaged and hence are unable to clear out mucus; Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - poor airflow to lungs; Respiratory Failure - requires long term Oxygen Therapy
Funds needed: S$700 for an Oxygen Concentrator

Mr C has been unable to work since being diagnosed with his debilitating medical condition. He requires an oxygen concentrator to breathe and, in the interim, has been using a rented unit.

Unemployed, he lives with his youngest brother in a 1-room rental flat. His brother works an odd-job kitchen assistant and they struggle to make ends meet. Mr C and his brother have little contact with their other siblings, and hence are unable to get support from them.

We can help Mr C cope better with his condition with his own personal oxygen concentrator.

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All funds will be collected in sealed donation tins provided by the TTSHCCF, who will dispense the funds to the beneficiaries.


The Hawker Sessions team does not have any contact with the recipients. Out of respect, their identifies will remain anonymous.


If we raise more than the targeted sum, the extra will be donated to more needy patients under TTSHCCF.


MORE ABOUT THE HAWKER SESSIONS & OUR SPONSORS

HOW IT BEGAN

The Hawker Sessions was conceived by one of the winning teams at the first Worldwide FeastSingapore. We realised that Friday nights in Singapore are seen by many as a night to unwind, eat, drink, and catch up with friends. So we thought, why not continue this tradition, but at a hawker centre where the money saved on expensive cocktails and spirits could then be put toward something meaningful like helping a local family in need?

WHO WE ARE

The team behind The Hawker Sessions is a melting pot of newcomers to the city and long-time residents, who believe giving should be simple, transparent and enjoyable for everyone. Singapore’s unique blend of locals and expats is something we look to replicate in our Sessions, to foster a community that is diverse and inclusive. Get in touch with us via our Facebook page or email us at eat@thehawkersessions.com.

Event Timeline
Fri Jul 18, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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Lavender Food Square
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195 Lavender St, 338758 Singapore
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