Dover Park Hospice Sunflower Gala Ball 2019 raises over S$1 million

 On August 17, Dover Park Hospice (DPH) held its annual fundraiser event, the Sunflower Gala Ball 2019, at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore. Close to 500 guests attended, including Guest-of-Honor Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health. About S$1,065,000 raised at the dinner will go towards supporting the patients of Dover Park Hospice Inpatient, Home Care and new Day Care programme.

 A delightful four-course menu was specially curated and customised to the theme of the night by chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore. In line with the theme of ‘ JAM, JIVE, JAZZ’, guests were kept entertained throughout the evening with exciting performances. Local singer, Ms Jacintha Abisheganaden and Chairman of Eu Yan Sang International Ltd (EYSI), Mr Richard Eu lent their voices to raise funds for the night. DPH’s very own GEMS showchoir, made up of volunteers, also serenaded guests with song and dance performances. 

Highlights of the silent auction held during the evening showcased a jewellery piece and a limited-edition bottle of whisky, among other auction items. With a jewellery design inspired by the theme of the gala ball as well as the jeweller’s signature namesake stone, The Canary Diamond had also generously donated a bespoke yellow diamond bracelet worth S$35,600 for the silent auction.

Over years, DPH has brought care and comfort to more than 12,000 terminally-ill patients and their families through a programme of active and compassionate service. Speaking at the gala, Chairman of DPH Mr Robert Chew shared expansion plans of the hospice in meeting the growing demands for palliative care services. 

To make an outright donation in support of Dover Park Hospice, you can do so at https://www.giving.sg/campaigns/sunflower_gala_ball_2019 or contact Dover Park Hospice via email at galaball@doverpark.sg.
Photos courtesy of Dover Park Hospice

This article is originally published on The Peak Singapore.

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