Project We Care Garden Party @ Istana

Jan 8, 2012
Fun-filled day at the Garden Party.
The Management and Staff of Nestlé Singapore participated in a meaningful and fun-filled day at the Garden Party @ Istana on 8 January 2012 as part of Project We Care – an initiative by the People’s Association and Corporate Singapore.

The event is held as a pre-Chinese New Year celebration for more than 1500 needy families staying in rental flats across the 5 Community Development Councils (CDCs) in Singapore.
Key dragon dance performance.
The Garden Party was graced by President Tony Tan and Mrs. Mary Tan, together with Mayors from the various CDCs. Through the collective efforts of 31 CEOs and participating companies, the event brought smiles to our 1500 guests through engagement stations such as balloon sculpting, arts and craft, calligraphy, meridian massage and performances by various People’s Association interest groups. Our Managing Director, Mr. Valerio Nannini, also participated in the key dragon dance performance together with other CEOs/MDs in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The highlight of the event was a mass ‘tang yuan’ making session where President Tony Tan, Mrs. Mary Tan, Mayors and CEOs/MDs came together to make ‘tang yuan’ for our beneficiaries. The afternoon ended off with dinner for our guests and a Chinese New Year goodies pack for each of them.

Our Managing Director, Mr. Valerio Nannini, also participated in the key dragon dance performance.
Many of the guests shared that they had a highly enjoyable afternoon, and to many of them, this was the first time they were invited to the Istana to meet the President up close and personal. Nestlé Singapore is glad to be part of this meaningful event where we had the opportunity to give back to the society and our staff volunteers certainly had an equally enjoyable time mingling and interacting with the guests as well.