SINGAPORE, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stars of Christmas, an annual community programme championed by OUE Limited (SGX-ST: "OUE") together with Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, and Marina Mandarin Singapore, is now in its ninth year of bringing Christmas cheer to beneficiaries of non-profit organisations providing programmes and services to underprivileged children, and those with special needs and illnesses.
OUE Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Thio Gim Hock, leads the ceremonial kick-off of the annual Stars of Christmas community programme at Mandarin Orchard Singapore
The three-part programme commenced this year with the ceremonial hanging of Christmas stars at the lobby of Mandarin Orchard Singapore on 21 November, led by OUE Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Mr Thio Gim Hock. Stars bearing beneficiaries’ information such as age and gender will adorn the Christmas trees at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, and Downtown Gallery. Members of the public who wish to contribute to the programme may then pick as many stars as they choose and purchase presents guided by the information indicated on the stars. All donated presents are to be dropped off at designated collection points no later than 17 December.
On 14 December, beneficiaries of Stars of Christmas 2018 along with their parents, siblings, and caregivers will be guests of honour at a special Christmas luncheon hosted by OUE Executive Chairman, Dr Stephen Riady. The children will be joined by employees of OUE and its affiliate companies for an afternoon of festive treats and entertainment at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, ending on a merry note with a visit from Santa who will be giving out Christmas presents.
Stars of Christmas 2018 culminates in a Toy Run activity on the morning of 15 December, with volunteer riders on a fleet of Harley-Davidson motorcycles making for a festive spectacle on the Orchard Road frontage of Mandarin Gallery as they set off to deliver Christmas presents to various locations.
Once again making up the cast of supporting partners for Stars of Christmas 2018 are Komoco Motorcycles Pte Ltd (Harley-Davidson of Singapore — Sole Authorised Dealer) and Community Chest — the fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service. They are joined this year by Downtown Gallery and Takashimaya Singapore Ltd.
Stars of Christmas 2018 is in support of Children’s Cancer Foundation, Club Rainbow, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities Singapore, and various other children’s welfare organisations under Community Chest.
Stars of Christmas is open to all, and aims to deliver Christmas presents to upwards of 1,500 beneficiaries this year.