Singles Spreading the Christmas Cheer…

We held a special charity event for the members of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com today. Working together with the Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box 2008, we flagged off 16 'couples' to deliver food packs to the needy, as well as fulfill a wish at the wish tree at TANGS Orchard. We are very happy to be part of this special project for the 2nd year running. And it is very heartwarming to see so many singles willing to come forward, sacrifice part of the Sunday to drive around Singapore delivering food packs, and also help to fulfill a wish of someone in need. It was also very fulfilling for me personally to bring like-minded singles together to widen their social circles and at the same time do their bit for charity. :) Later in the evening, hubby, babe and I headed down to TANGS after dinner to choose a wish to fulfill. Jamie and I decided that we will choose an 'Elderly Wish' as I heard from the organiser that 'Children Wishes' are very popular among the corporates and would mostly be fulfilled. That is not the case for the 'Elderly Wishes'.  I was looking at the wish tags, and there are so many wishes, and I really did not know how to go about choosing. Each tag will specify the person's name, age, the elderly home that he/she is from and the wish. For the elderly wishes, most of them are for apparel and electrical appliances. We decided to go with the item 'jacket', and from there we have to choose one of the tags that request for 'jacket'. As I was going through the many gift tags, I just couldn't help but feel sad. So many elderly folks out there are in homes, and they do not even have the resources to purchase a jacket or a track suit to keep themselves warm. And the sad thing is… I am sure that some of these wishes might probably go unfulfilled. After I chose a tag, I wished I did not need to choose, and I have the resources to fulfill all of these wishes. :( I would like to appeal to my readers who are in Singapore. Please do take part in The Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box project, and help to fulfill a wish. It would not take much of your time. My family and I took less than 20 minutes to choose a tag, purchase the gift and bring it back to the WISH Tree. And in terms of cost, the guideline for Children's Gifts and Elderly Gifts is approximately $60, but this is just a guideline. If you are able to find a gift that's lesser in monetary value but fulfills the wish, that's ok too. These are the locations of the trees… Allson Hotel, Ang Mo Kio HUB FairPrice Xtra (Entrance), Plaza Singapura (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Raffles City Mall (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Seletar Country Club, TANGS Orchard. I thank you in advance for your support. Let's all do our part to spread the Christmas Cheer! 

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Violet Lim

VIOLET LIM is a real-life modern matchmaker who has founded Asia's leading lunch dating company Lunch Actually (www.lunchactually.com). Violet is the bestselling author of the dating book 'Lessons From 15,000 First Dates'. She is also an acknowledged dating and relationship expert who has been featured on more than 1000 media coverage including ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, CNN Go, Channel News Asia, USA Today, TV Tokyo and Singapore’s National Day Video 2005 as one of Singapore’s most aspiring people. Violet is happily married to her university sweetheart Jamie and they have two young children.

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  1. Glad the event turned out well! So sorry I wasn’t able to go as I was groggy in bed the whole day. It’s good to do a part for Charity and glad you wish for the Elderly instead as most people will prefer giving to children but neglect the elderly. Merry Christmas in advance!

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