26 Dec '11, 10am

SG Cares looking for volunteers

SG Cares looking for volunteers

SINGAPORE: Every Monday and Friday, a group of senior citizens will gather for a game of bingo at [email protected] Hilda's Link, a community services centre. The top prize may be just a box of cereal or a packet of tissues, but it is enough to keep the old folks happy. The sessions are organised by a group of volunteers, who are affectionately known as the "ang sas", which means "red t-shirts". They do everything, from serving drinks to playing games with the elderly. Retiree Kong May Lan is one of the volunteers. At 72 years old, she is older than some of the beneficiaries, but that has not stopped her from volunteering five days a week for the past seven to eight years. She said: "I'll volunteer until I'm old, until I can't do it any more." Over the years, many of the volunteers have formed deep bonds with the beneficiaries. Another volunteer, Ong Ah Cheng, said: "They love me...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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