Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Speaker of Parliament Seah Kian Peng and NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng were among the players teeing off for a good cause.
The U Care Charity Golf and Dinner 2023 has raised $760,100 for the NTUC-U Care Fund to uplift lower-income workers and their families.
The amount was unveiled by NTUC Assistant Secretary-General and Care Division Director Melvin Yong at the event on 10 October 2023 at the Orchid Country Club.
The charity event marks the return of an annual fundraising effort to support NTUC’s various assistance programmes for lower-income union members and their families. Key programmes include discount vouchers for groceries, bursaries and scholarships, and family recreation packages.
The most recent NTUC fundraising golf event was held in 2021. Known as the NTUC60 Charity Golf, it commemorated NTUC’s 60th anniversary and raised around $673,500.
U Care Charity Golf 2023 attracted some 140 players, including guest-of-honour Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Speaker of Parliament Seah Kian Peng, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, and Manpower Koh Poh Koon, NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng and NTUC Deputy Secretary-General Desmond Tan.
Other participants included the members of the NTUC-U Care Fund Board of Trustees, donors, and partners.
The top four donors NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited, Speedy Energy Pte. Ltd, the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union and Avanda Investment Management generously contributed $250,000 to the fundraising target. Other donations and Tote Board’s one-to-one matching raised the total amount to $760,100.
Mr Ng and Mr Desmond Tan also presented the top three golfers and novelty prizes to deserving winners.
The U Care Fund was established in 2009 to consolidate the Labour Movement’s fundraising efforts to better the welfare of lower-income union members and their families.
Through the collective efforts of the NTUC-affiliated unions, associations, and social enterprises, together with management and tripartite partners, $23.2 million was raised in 2009 to help workers affected by the economic downturn.
Since its inception, the Fund has strived to make a difference in the lives of its lower-income members and their families by helping them to lessen their financial burden.
Visit NTUC-U Care Fund to find out more about the U Care Fund or donate to the charity.