BTSS Christmas Party 2019 was a joyous occasion which saw a record turnout of more than 100 beneficiaries, volunteers and friends at KKH Staff Lounge on 14 Dec 2019. From 9 am, enthusiastic volunteers put up decorations and set up the tables and presents. We had 2 parallel events running – a children’s party that was led by the amazing volunteers from the NUS Community Service Club and the other by energetic Karishma who soon had everyone engaged and laughing together. A big THANK YOU to Disney Singapore for the generous donation of merchandise. Each child went home happily with a bag of surprises! Special thanks to Smyth, Nam and some volunteers who blessed gifts for everyone, including delicious home-baked cookies. It is so wonderful to see our BTSS family growing in size and even closer to each other as we work together on various programmes and advocacy projects for the betterment of our community.
The season of love and giving came early for 20 BTSS pediatric beneficiaries on 6th December. Volunteers from our corporate sponsor Morgan Stanley spent an afternoon playing Santa Claus and Santarina when they brought their young charge Christmas shopping at Vivocity. Each volunteer was paired with a beneficiary. Though it was the first time meeting the beneficiaries, the enthusiastic volunteers quickly won over the hearts of our beneficiaries. Knowing that their children were in good hands, our parents were able to relax during the shopping session. Faces of our kids beamed with delight as the volunteers indulged in their wishes. The group proceeded to Pizza Hut for food and drinks after the shopping. It was such a joy to see our beneficiaries interacting with the volunteers and amongst themselves. We hope the volunteers enjoyed themselves as much as our beneficiaries did. Thank you Morgan Stanley for spreading the Christmas cheer to us!
Our kids met up for the second time with the student volunteers from NUS Students’ Community Club Service for the wish engagement activities at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital on 26 Oct 2019. Despite the air conditioning system not working at the Staff Lounge, the kids had fun engaging in craft activities where they made gifts for children from another organisation. To give is always a blessing which we hope our kids will learn to appreciate.
The finale of this program will happen on 14 December, which is also our Christmas Party! Watch out for the announcement!
The school year is almost coming to an end, and the weekly group tuition has been concluded. We would like to express our gratitude to Yicheng, Terynn, Jaycinth, Bryan and Sean from Hwa Chong Institution for putting others above themselves to tutor our BTSS kids over the last few months. Having these big brothers and sisters to look up upon, our young beneficiaries had enjoyed the learning journey even more.
We would be back with a tuition program for our BT kids in 2020. Brain tumour kids who are keen to join our programmes should contact our office at [email protected] for information and arrangements.
Lights!Cameras!Action! It was a starry night on 19 Oct as 13 of our beneficiaries were invited to the coronation night of Miss World Singapore at MediaCorp Studio. BTSS is adopted as the charity for Miss World Singapore’s Beauty with a Purpose program. Watching the event live, our beneficiaries had a chance to glimpse behind the scenes, and went home understanding how the Beauty with a Purpose program has raised funds for disadvantaged people all over the world since it’s inception in 1972. Thank you Celebrity Group for adopting BTSS as the charity for Miss World Singapore 2019.
Our beneficiaries were in for a sensory treat over the period 10-13 Oct 2019 as they were treated to the first ever musical on Lim Boon Keng staged at Victoria Theatre. This was brought to us by the good people of Musical Theatre Limited. A BIG Thank You to you MTL! For some of us, it was the first time experiencing a musical, and for all, a wonderful feast for the eyes, ears and souls. Such was the power of the musical that had a young active beneficiary sitting still for a full 70 minutes! Therapy can indeed come in different forms, so thank you again MTL for the blessings you gave to our beneficiaries!
On 6 Oct 2019, BTSS celebrated with our wonderful pediatric beneficiaries and their families at the NUS Guild House. A big group of 45 beneficiaries from 14 families started with a yummy lunch followed by a fun and interesting workshop with the NUS Students’ Community Service Club volunteers. While the kids were well engaged, parents gathered in a round table fashion to discuss concerns about their kids’ treatments, schooling and future. What better way to end the day than treating the kids to an old school type of carnival! The kids had fun playing carnival games and munching on snacks! Yuan Lin, our beneficiary, even walked off with the third prize at the lucky draw! BTSS would like to thank the students from NUSSCS for inviting our children in their “Grant A Wish XVII” activity.
Block 6, Level 1
Registration is required for this event as we have to cater for food. Email us at [email protected]
December is the perfect month for our community to enjoy the year-end holidays together. To help build friendships while also enhancing our talents, BTSS has lined up many exciting activities for all of our members. If you are keen, please register quickly with our office at 8738 5669 or reply to our [email protected]
1. Christmas Shopping for pediatric patients (max 15)
BTSS has a shopping outing with Morgan Stanley (MS) for 15 beneficiaries on the 7 December for Christmas presents.
The details are as follows:
Date: 7 December 2018
Venue: Vivo City
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
How to Get There: Harbourfront MRT on CC line
Please RSVP by 23 November (this Friday)
2. Support Group Meeting
The BTSS Support Group meeting continues in December, and all adult patients and caregivers are welcome to join us in a time of mutual sharing and support.
Date: 8 December 2018
Venue: SGH Block 6 Level 1 Learning Space
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
3. Beginner Keyboard and K pop dance lessons (every Sunday in December)
Exciting new activities lined up too for those interested in music and dance!
Activities: Keyboard and Korean-Pop Dance lessons
Venue: SOMA, Marina Square #03-142
Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Dec (5 sessions in total)
3:30pm – K Pop dance
4:30pm – Break
5:00pm – KeyBoard
6:00pm – End
Open to : BTSS Kids/ Adult Patients and Caregivers
- Be able to attend at least 3 sessions out of the 5.
- If you are able to make it, please indicate which dates you are able to make it and RSVP by 23 November 2018 (This Friday)
- We would need a minimum of 5 pax for the keyboard lessons and minimum of 10 pax for the Korean-pop dance lessons.
We hope to see you there! Please register by 23 Nov for the dance and keyboard lessons.”
Christmas is coming real soon and to celebrate the festivities, we are having a Christmas party on the 22nd December at KKH Staff Lounge.
Details are as follows
Date: 22 December 2018
Venue: KKH Staff Lounge (Level 3)
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm
There will be food and games for all to enjoy!
Please RSVP by 6 December 2018.
In addition to this, each family who register for the Christmas party before 6 December will get to bring a hamper home, so sign up soon!
We look forward to see you all there!