An email and a couple of webex chats were all that it took to get the ball rolling.
Big-hearted folks at the small team at GE Healthcare based in Singapore dipped into their own pockets and helped pool together in access of SGD1,200. This full amount will go towards the Project Happy Feet Slipper Race fund-raising target of SGD250,000 – all 100% of which will be channeled to support education of underprivileged children in Singapore and Cambodia.
Sophia Yeow, who is responsible for marketing & Marcom for GE Healthcare IT, made an appeal for colleagues to support the cause of Project Happy Feet Slipper Race by registering for the race taking place on 4 November 2012 at East Coast Park, Singapore , or simply making a contribution. She sent her email on Tuesday 25 September after talking to some of her colleagues last week. By 27 September, she had pooled together in access of SGD1,200.
“I have personally supported this cause last year and it’s been rewarding! This year, I want to support in a bigger way by roping in others to make a difference,” says Sophia. “I’m really proud of my colleagues who gave unconditionally to support this meaningful cause.
Wilfred Goh from ASEAN HCIT Product team says: “I’m happy to contribute and participate in PHFSR because it’s a meaningful and fun way to help out children towards a better education and future.”
Meanwhile, Sophia is also reaching out to her personal friends and family to help Project Happy Feet reach its fund-raising target of SGD250,000.
And she is going beyond just an email.
Project Happy Feet would like to thank each and every staff member of GE Healthcare for making a contribution towards the fund it is raising for education of underprivileged children in Singapore and Cambodia, and would like to thank especially Ms Sophia Yeow for going the distance. The photo was taken at the request of Project Happy Feet as a way to give acknowledgement to the respective individuals.