The GTO CARES Charity Lunch, Donate and Win event was the first of its kind organised in Singapore. Funds were collected through the sale of lunch tickets, donations from staff (which enabled the donor to win prizes) and also through a silent auction. To match the generosity of Deutsche Bank staff and help spur the event’s marketing efforts, some of our vendor partners sponsored prizes ranging from iPads to shopping vouchers to a smartphone. 12 of the lucky donors were randomly picked and were rewarded for their participation in this charity drive. To round off the event, a few renowned hoteliers in Singapore donated staycation packages which were auctioned off through a silent bidding process.
With the support and help of a network of colleagues across the various divisions of the Bank assisting with the sale of tickets, negotiating prizes from vendors’ and from the caterers, the event raised more than SGD31,000 which will benefit Life Community Services Singapore, St Luke’s Eldercare, Yong-En Care Centre and Parivaar Education Society’s efforts in helping the communities they serve.