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The Singapore Judiciary Brings Cheer to the Society for the Aged Sick

                        Since 2015, the Judiciary Cares committee comprising Judges and staff of the Supreme Court, State Courts and Family Justice Courts has been organising a joint activity each year1 to reach out to the needy and less privileged members of society. On 1 November 2016, the Judges and staff from the three courts visited the Society for the Aged Sick (SAS), a voluntary welfare organisation that runs a 404-bedded home for the aged sick and destitute.

2          The one-day visit to the SAS was led by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who visited the SAS’s Rehabilitation Centre which is being upgraded with ceiling hoists contributed by the Singapore Judiciary. Accompanying the Chief Justice were Judicial Commissioner See Kee Oon, Presiding Judge of the State Courts, Judicial Commissioner Valerie Thean, Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts, and Judges and staff of the three courts.

3          Besides entertaining the residents through songs and dance performances, Judges and staff from the three courts presented each resident with a windbreaker, food and toiletries, as well as organised a lunch and carnival of food and games for them. An excursion to the Singapore Zoo was also arranged for some of the residents. Mr Eric Teoh, President, Society for the Aged Sick, said: “We are thankful that the Judiciary has allocated their time and resources for the residents at the nursing home. We are always heartened by the many volunteers and donors who have come forward to lend a hand to those in need. A little goes a long way in supporting the beneficiaries. With many more coming forward, we can make a difference in their everyday.”






 1 The first Judiciary Cares activity was organised on 9 December 2015. The three courts played host to 100 guests comprising residents from four half-way houses and their family members – all part of the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The beneficiaries enjoyed a fun-filled day which began with a Duck Tour and ended with a sumptuous buffet lunch, skit performances and carnival activities in the Supreme Court. The children of the residents were also presented with gifts on their wish list. In addition, about $22,000 was raised for the Yellow Ribbon Fund