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27 July 2012

NTUC FairPrice Foundation extends support to Ren Ci Hospital with donation of S$600,000

- Donation to Ren Ci Hospital will be spread over 3 years to help provide quality nursing and medical care for its residents

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) Foundation has extended its support to Ren Ci Hospital with a cash donation of S$600,000. The total sum is paid out to Ren Ci Hospital over a three-year period. This donation will goes towards helping Ren Ci Hospital to provide quality nursing and medical care for its residents. The cheque presentation ceremony was held at Ren Ci Nursing Home, where FairPrice volunteers have been befriending patients from Ren Ci over the past year. 

"FairPrice Foundation continues our support for Ren Ci's efforts in providing quality nursing and medical care for the less fortunate," said Mr Tan Kian Chew, Director for NTUC FairPrice Foundation and Group CEO for NTUC FairPrice, reaffirming the foundation's support for Ren Ci Hospital, "Strong and consistent customer support for FairPrice over the years have enabled us to do more good for the community. We are pleased to be able to lend a helping hand to Ren Ci so that they can continue their meaningful work to help those who are in need."

FairPrice is also involved in volunteering activities with Ren Ci Nursing Home over the past year. This includes various patient befriender activities, performances for the patients as well as gardening. In the past month, FairPrice volunteers have been working with Ren Ci's patients in landscaping the nursing home by planting flowering plants, herbs and vegetables. 

"Ren Ci Hospital needs to raise more than S$3 million a year to maintain its operations. The donation from FairPrice Foundation will enable the hospital to continue its mission to provide quality healthcare for the needy sick." said Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital.

FairPrice Foundation had previously donated $500,000 to help Ren Ci's residents in 2010. Since 2008, FairPrice Foundation has donated more than $32 million to the community.

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About Ren Ci Hospital 

Established since 1994, Ren Ci Hospital is one of the few charity healthcare institutions in Singapore to provide high quality and affordable medical, nursing and rehabilitative care services for the community, based on the principles of loving kindness and compassion.

Besides catering to the long term healthcare needs of disadvantaged patients in the nursing home in Moulmein and the long term care facility in Buangkok, Ren Ci also provide rehabilitative care to post-acute patients in a community hospital setting so that they can regain their functional abilities and return back to the community.

With the rapidly ageing population in Singapore, Ren Ci will continue to play an integral role in supporting the healthcare needs of the elderly. Besides giving hope to frail seniors by helping them overcome their disabilities and teaching their families to care for them at home, Ren Ci also partners various community groups and social enterprises to give dignity back to the elderly.

Our Vision

To be a leading and committed provider of quality integrated healthcare services in the Intermediate and Long Term Care for all, in collaboration with common goal stakeholders.

Our Mission 

Ren Ci Hospital seeks to provide quality nursing and medical care for the sick based on the principles of loving kindness and compassion regardless of race, religion and background.

Our Charity Status

Charity Registration No. / ROC No.: 201018593M 

Charity Registration Date: 8 November 2010 

Date of Establishment: 1 September 2010

Our IPC Status (General Operating Fund)

IPC No.: IPC 000712

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