On 4 November 2017, Cheers (the convenience store arm of NTUC FairPrice), ExxonMobil and Hock Cheong Group came together in partnership with DPA to support persons with disabilities through a charity car wash activity. Held at an Esso petrol kiosk along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, the event aimed to raise funds to empower persons with disabilities and to help them achieve full participation and equal status in society through independent living.
Starting bright and early on a Saturday morning, DPA arrived with our members and volunteers for some fun in the sun as we brought the message of inclusivity to the neighborhood.
Along with 20 members of the Cheers and FairPrice senior management team and staff, the volunteers from DPA banded together for this charity car wash event to raise funds for the cause. For each car wash, drivers donate $15 or more with all proceeds going directly to DPA. The funds will support DPA’s community engagement efforts, including public education, training, consultative services, and research and advocacy.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO, NTUC Fairprice, said, “Understanding the needs of persons with disabilities is crucial for Singapore to grow as a compassionate society that embraces people from all walks of life. Together with ExxonMobil and Hock Cheong Group, we are privileged to partner DPA this year to support this important and meaningful work and ultimately make lives better for all.”
DPA would like to thank Cheers for this opportunity! As Singapore continues to innovate, it is also important for our members to advocate for inclusivity in all aspects of their lives. We hope that this car wash will open up new avenues for the public to learn from, and interact with persons with disabilities in order to be a more inclusive society.