Ready.Set.GOLD - Where Community Spirit Comes Alive

On 3 March 2019 (Sunday), Blossom Seeds held its inaugural “Ready Set Gold” Charity Fun Day, bringing together close to 1,000 people (beneficiaries, participants, befrienders, students and other volunteers, well-wishers, and community partners). This active ageing event aims to encourage people to stay active and healthy for a longer period of time. 

The event kicked off with a one-kilometre walk around Eastwave @ Canberra. We are honoured to have Mr Ong Ye Kung, Adviser to Sembawang GRC Grassroots Organisation (Gambas), to grace the event and flag off the walk.  The walk ended with a vertical climb from level 1 to level 3 of Block 105 Canberra Street, where our new Blossom Seeds centres are located. 

It was a day of fun for everyone, especially our beneficiaries who hardly get the opportunity to be out of their house to mingle with the community.  Mobility-challenged senior beneficiaries were ferried to the event by Blossom Seeds’ wheelchair-enabled buses to join in the walk, participate in the games and enjoy the performances. 

We are thankful to have the support of various educational institutions and community agencies who put up a lion dance, musical performances and other exciting performances. The educational institutions also designed and managed numerous game booths to challenge seniors in their physical response and mental agility.  The event also lined up an array of delicious treats kindly sponsored by corporations.  On top of that, participants went home with a goodie bag full of delightful items and prizes won in games and/or lucky draw. 

Blossom Seeds is heartened to have had provided such a platform to foster the community spirit in Sembawang GRC. We wish to express our most sincere gratitude to all our sponsors, volunteers, beneficiaries and well-wishers for their support to bring awareness of our new centres and its active ageing activities at Canberra Street. Seniors can look forward to more exciting cultural and active ageing activities (in partnership with Council for Third Age, Health Promotion Board and Community Chest (National Council of Social Services).

Credit: Adeline Lim

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