2nd VIRTUAL FLAG DAY
BGSS 2nd virtual flag day on 26th March 2022. Another successful fundraising effort!
Flag Day on 26 March 2022 was allotted to us by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) but due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are still unable to bring the tins for street and door-to-door collections.
Hence, BGSS hosted Virtual Flag Day 2022 again to raise funds. Once again, special thanks to Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Eric Chua and all donors and supporters for your participation! We wouldn’t have been able to exceed our target if not for your generosity!
All donations will qualify for 2.5 times tax deduction and dollar-for-dollar matching by TOTE Board Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme.
For recollection, below are some snippets of the performance and testimonies during the event.
GOH MR. ERIC CHUA's MESSAGE
Thank you GOH Mr. Eric Chua for setting aside time out of your busy schedule to grace our 2nd Virtual Flag Day.
What appeared to be a harmless introduction to gambling became an addiction to Andreas at the age of 15. His first windfall had also become his first downfall...
SIEW BUAY's TESTIMONY
Gambling problems cause significant stress within families, and this stress can lead to other physical and mental health problems for both the gambler and those who love him or her.
Jensen has been in and out of prison 6 times. He has engaged in almost every illicit job from working as a pimp to working as runner for the Ah Longs...
CHAIRMAN MR. TOO LEE SOONG's MESSAGE
Thank you Chairman Mr. Too Lee Soong for your words of encouragement.
Gambling problems don't just affect the gamblers themselves. In this video, Richard shares how problem-gambling implicates other aspects of his life.
Calvin has been in and out of prison 11 times since his exposure to drugs at age 16. He once never stepped out of his house for almost 2 years. With the help of BGSS, his life is transformed and is now a prison volunteer.
BGSS is a home away home for many of our MDWs