NOBLE DEED: 38 volunteers do community service for cerebral palsy patients
THIRTY-EIGHT employees of the Barclays Bank in Singapore joined hands to build a playground at the premises of the Spastic Children's Association of Johor (SCAJ) in Jalan Datuk Menteri here recently.
The initiative was assisted by Splash Projects, an organisation specialising in working with corporations in carrying out community-based projects.
The team-building exercise took three days where Barclays staff worked closely to build sand pits, a mini bowling alley, a basketball post and a gazebo, all made from hard tanalised wood.
The playground was built on a 185 sq m plot of land beside the SCAJ’s therapy building.
SCAJ honorary secretary M. Rajendran briefed the workers on society operations on the first day of the programme.
Present at the function were SCAJ chairman Tunku Yan Nazihah Tunku Lazamana Nasir, her deputy Datuk Rahmat Abdul Rahman and other board of directors.
The board members also witnessed the activities throughout the three-day session.
Barclays Bank corporate communications officer, Darrell Wright, said all materials for the facilities were sponsored by the Barclays Capital Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Barclays Bank.
“This is our pioneer project outside of Singapore and this is also the first time we’ve set up a playground for children with cerebral palsy.
“We are grateful to the Splash Projects for its input on the layout of the recreational area,” he said.
In her welcoming speech, Tunku Yan Nazihah commended the Barclays Bank team for volunteering its time and energy.
“I’m indeed thankful to you all for setting up the new activity centre. With more recreational facilities here, the centre’s occupants aged 3 to early 20s will have a conducive place to exercise she said.