About Campaign

ends 31 Aug 2017, 11:59 PM
We all want our loved ones to be healthy and happy but for some of us, this may be a challenge. A road traffic accident in January 2003 left 38-year-old Mr Lim Joo Phiau with traumatic brain injuries. Hand gestures and facial expressions are the only mode of expression for Joo Phiau who has been unable to speak since then. Joo Phiau is also unable to walk, bathe or go to the toilet on his own and can only control his left hand to show a thumbs-up as affirmation. He cannot speak but can communicate through a mobile device, where he types in messages. He relies heavily on Mr Kua, his stepfather, who had to quit his job to be his main caregiver, attending to daily needs such as bathing and feeding.

In 2016, Mr Kua sought help from SPD when their savings were entirely used up. SPD, a charity supported by Community Chest, supports Joo Phiau through counseling, long-term care plans as well as offer befriending services for Mr Kua to alleviate his caregiver stress. As age is catching up, Mr Kua is not as fit as before with arthritis in his left knee. He also walks with a limp and cannot stand for extended periods of time due to a previous spine operation. Despite the physical strain, Mr Kua continues his devoted care for Joo Phiau to his best.

We would like to invite you to journey with us so that our supported charities can continue to help beneficiaries like Joo Phiau on a long term basis. Thank you for your support in creating a better tomorrow and a brighter future, as One.

About the Charity

Community Chest is the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which is the national co-ordinating body for social service agencies in Singapore.

The National Council of Social Service (the "Council") was established as a statutory body on 1 May 1992 under the National Council of Social Service Act (Chapter 195A amended in September 2000) (the "Act") and is domiciled in Singapore. The registered office of the Council and principal place of operations is at NCSS Centre, Ulu Pandan Community Building, 170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02, Singapore 279621.

The NCSS Charitable Fund was established on 1 May 2003, as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) and comprises all the charitable activities of NCSS, including the Community Chest.


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