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Deutsche Bank volunteers with ACRES

November 2012 │ Singapore

30 Deutsche staff volunteers, family members and friends made their way to ACRES’ (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) premise at 91 Jalan Lekar, Singapore on Saturday October 24 to volunteer their time and energy in a morning of refurbishment activities. Despite the stormy weather which threatened to disrupt the day’s activities, the volunteers were undeterred and soldiered on.

The morning opened with ACRES giving the volunteers a briefing on its ongoing efforts in wildlife rescue and protection, after which the group split up into teams to undertake a variety of refurbishment activities. In a little over two hours, the group managed to complete the following:

1. Painted and lacquered new directional signs
2. De-weeded the main pathway
3. De-weeded the Heliconia flower patch
4. Pruned surrounding trees
5. Gathered horticultural waste for composting
6. Swept the carpark
7. Visited the wildlife sanctuary to understand the plight of exploited wildlife

Elia Ngai (HR) commented: “I'm glad to have given my time to volunteer with ACRES today and learn about its work. Their aims urge us to stop using products such as bear bile and patronizing animal entertainment that exploit wildlife unethically, even to the point of extinction. In addition, I would recommend staff who have not volunteered to do so as this is a great way to network with other colleagues from different departments and forge team-building in a meaningful activity.”

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