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Deutsche Bank’s Christmas Charity Bazaar celebrates the season with community partners

December 2015 │ Singapore

In early December, Deutsche Bank hosted its annual Christmas Charity Bazaar in Singapore, creating goodwill and cheer in the lobby of One Raffles Quay with Christmas carolling by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migrant Economics (HOME) and a performance by students from Seng Kang Primary School’s Modern Dance Group.

It was a year of great achievement for Seng Kang Primary School's Modern Dance Group, which clinched the champion title in the "Super 24" Dance Competition earlier in the year. During the competition, 24 dancers had only 90 seconds to showcase their skills on stage, watched by the audience and judges. An extended version of the performance was presented to the audience at the Christmas Charity Bazaar, to the delight of the public.

HOME for short is a humanitarian organisation supporting displaced men and women migrants with services that alleviate their plight.  In the last decade, HOME has provided direct assistance to some 100,000 migrants and victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Singapore. For the last few years, beneficiaries from HOME have brought cheer to the bazaar with Christmas carols.

Eleven community partners -- Action for AIDS, Dignity Kitchen, Food from the Heart (FFTH), HCA Hospice Care, HOME, Life Community Services Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Singapore Association for the Deaf, Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped, TOUCH SpecialCrafts and Yong En Care Centre – set up stalls and sold home-made products to employees and the public who were keen to start their Christmas shopping. Total sales and fundraising amount exceeded SGD12,000.

The event was the culmination of a number of fundraising and community initiatives.

Deutsche Bank Singapore Chief Country Officer Philip Lee presented a cheque of more than SGD1 million to four community beneficiaries of this year’s Donate One Day intiative, an employee-led fundraising drive. Artist Marie-Jose Ged, who created “Rising Phoenix’, a mural for guests who attended the Deutsche Bank-Singapore Chinese Orchestra ‘Dream Beyond’ 2015 concert in September, also received a thank you gift for her efforts, and community group Food from the Heart received a cheque of more than SGD 13,800 from the Amazing Food Race fundraising activity organised by the Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division in November.

The event was also a part of #GivingWeek, which is a week-long national movement in Singapore dedicated to giving back.

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