Project Chiang Rai 2014 – An Awesome Trip!

Hey guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates over here but we have been updating a lot on Facebook due to the ease of uploading of pics via many forms of  medium.

 

The trip to Chiang Rai was an awesome one. We planned for 2 locations but ended up checking out another school, totally impromptu. Everyone enjoyed themselves playing with the kids, mingling with them, spreading the love and I must say our team was ready for all things unexpected. Could be due to our many years of experience dealing with kids? I’ll leave it to your speculation!

 

As I have embarked on a new venture of late, time is really limited on my side. Hence I will try to upload pics of the schools asap! I have already uploaded the first school pics and you can view them on https://www.facebook.com/caregiversgroup!

 

Thanks again for all the support guys! Your trust in us let us witness the happy faces of all our beneficiaries! We will upload the list of donors and supporters soon!

 

Take care and God bless!

 

Yours faithfully,

Big Roy

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FUND BAKE 2014

Friends of Care Givers Group,

Every year we have a fund raising event to help raise a little fund to help us reach out to more poor children for our charity trips to somewhere in Asia. But the main purpose is to actually keep in touch with our friends, relatives and colleagues who have been supporting us for our projects since we started CGG in March 2009. We find such activities very meaningful amidst our busy lives and also to help those who are new to us understand our work better.

Fund Bake 2014 is back again for the 3rd time after previous 2 successful attempts and this year we will be holding the event in a proper baking school with proper baking facilities at Bakerz@Work! So what’s on the menu? Check out the details below:

Fund Bake 2014 – Learn to bake a Rainbow Cake!

This is a program with hands on and demo. We will be embarking on a journey to do 5 layers of different coloured moist butter cake and smother over with cream cheese buttercream, topped with yummy cheese frosting! Yes, you get to bring home what you made on that day! (Base on pairing basis)

Date: 30th November 2014, Sunday

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Bakerz@Work

Address: 605, Macpherson Road, #01-18 Citymac Industrial Complex, Singapore 368239 (Taiseng MRT station is just 3 mins walk away)

Fees: $75 nett per pax ($10 will go to our fund for helping needy children in Asia, balance is for the coaching and materials from the baking school). Children are allowed under close supervision of their parents only at same price. Payable at the door. Extra donations are definitely welcomed! 😉

Registration Online: http://goo.gl/DKZBzp (Maximum 20 pax only. While space last! )

Enquiry: cggsingapore@gmail.com

Rainbow Cake

So hurry register your interest before all the spaces are snapped up!

With gratitude,

Care Givers Group Committee

Project Chiang Mai A Success!

Project Chiang Mai was a success! Sorry it took us so long to update as it is always hectic the first quarter of the year and at the same time we were tabulating the figures while going about our full time jobs. Nevertheless, Project Chiang Mai was a blast and we not only reached out to the 170 kids from Baan Mae Ping, but also to 2 other villages and a physically impaired girl, who comes from a really poor family with only her mother trying to make ends meet while attending to her all the time. It is just depressing to witness such a case, so we discussed and donated 10000 bahts to them which is around S$400 but it can help them a lot to improve their living conditions. You guys can check out the pics if you haven’t at http://on.fb.me/1ib4jCT.

Anyways, as usual, every year we would wanna thank our wonderful donors who trust us and believe in what we do. Without them, it will be tougher for us to execute such projects. Please see the list of donors for 2013.

No. Name Cash $
1 Serene Tay 100
2 Siti Nur 100
3 Vizreaty 100
4 Dennis Cheong 200
5 Chua Beng Wah 50
6 Eunice Yeo 100
7 Lim Peck Cheng 100
8 William Tan 100
9 Natalie Bay 50
10 Kong Tuck Chee 50
11 Quek Sze Wei 500
12 Heng Lee Cheng 150
13 Wee Aik Beng 50
14 Effie Chew 200
15 Yee Wei Ling 20
16 Low Hui Ming 50
17 Johnny & Serene 200
18 Teh Kim Ming 100
19 Paul Poh 100
20 Rachael Teo 100
21 Lee Kim Kiok 100
22 Ang Yu Jing 10
23 Tan Hui Xian 500 baht
24 Ampara 50
25 Kora’s Friend 1000baht
26 Danny Hsiao 251.50

 At the same time, we would like to thank all participants for our first ever Gourmet Coffee Appreciation Workshop which was also a success! If you haven’t seen the pics, they are at http://on.fb.me/RNsVI2!

Jonathan Seow
Weng Cha
Iris Wee
Kok Eugene
Saw Hui Min
Sharon Nai & friend
Tan Lee Siew Rachel
Tay Nam Beng
Chan Shen Jau
Ang Wee Tiong & 2 friends
Tony Ong
Lim Kien Chuan
Loan Jiazhen & friend
Aw Sze Yin
Big Roy
Tiffany Ong
Angela Wong & friend
Denise Tan & friend
Ken Poon
Teh Lay Kuan
Tay Yee Yan & friend
David Joseph Goh
Samuel Tan
Wenting
Ng Hui Hui Susan
Kaye Chong
Mr & Mrs Er
Goh Puay Yew

Participants:

Also not forgetting all our previous event participants and donors for their continuous support! Most importantly, our regular active members for making things possible! Do keep a lookout for our activities this year and our annual event at the end of the year! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

CHIANG MAI/PAI , HERE WE COME!

How time really flies! In about 12 hours, the CGG team of 16 will be heading to Chiang Mai and then Pai to reach our beneficiary school/orphanage Baan Mae Ping. We have geared up so much for this day and it finally arrived. All members are extremely excited for this trip and believe me, our Whatsapp group has so many exchanges in conversation that if anyone missed it, it’ll be like hundreds of unread messages!

We will be setting off early in the morning on Christmas Day and will be shopping for the kids when we arrive in Chiang Mai. I will be reporting as real-time as possible (depending on network availability) for our family and friends who are very excited but at the same time, concern for our safety. While we are all partying tonight and tomorrow on this blessed day, I wish that we are in your prayers for clear skies and safety as we will be traveling up north to a village Pai via some windy mountainous roads.

So keep updated on our Facebook page (http://goo.gl/Qh57PQ) as we will be updating our journey for all of you! Merry Christmas y’all!

Big Roy

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES 3

Hey y’all,

Sorry for not updating sooner as I was awfully swarmed with my big move inter-city within China and finally able to catch some breath over the weekend to work on posting this update.

From our last update, we are already filled for this year’s charity trip to Northern Thailand. So this year we have a total of 16 members heading up to bring joy and fun to the 160+ kids of Baan Mae Ping! This is definitely a record for CGG since we started 5 years ago! Awesome!

While we are organizing our activities up there as well as logistical matters, we are also planning for our fund raising event which will be announced in our next post. We would like to thank our friends and colleagues for some donations coming in every now and then and we will definitely acknowledge and list them down after our trip.

So check out our next post and we really hope to see you at the fund raising event!

With gratitude,

Big Roy

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES 2

Hey folks!

Just some updates following from our previous update for this year’s trip to Chiang Mai.

Participants:

We have a total of 13 participants signed up for this trip! Now we are left with only 3 slots for any one of you who are still contemplating in joining us! Email us at cggsingapore@gmail.com to register your interest!

Donations:

We have received some donations from our friends and colleagues these couple of weeks. Similar to our members who commit their leave days and own funds for our annual trips to bring joy and hope to the less fortunate kids, we too have a bunch of friends, family and colleagues who are there supporting us yearly for our projects. Some were skeptical at first but when they see the stuff that CGG does and the appropriate usage of the donated funds, they have more confidence that these monies get to the hands of the needy. Kudos to all our donors in the past years and years to come!

Fund Raising:

We are in the midst of planning our fund raising Coffee Appreciation Cum Latte Art event on the 14th December 2013, Saturday. There will be 2 sessions;  morning and afternoon. Details will be out soon sometime this month. Lock in the date first if you’re keen ‘cos we have also locked in that date for the event. 🙂

Will update again soon, take care y’all!

With gratitude,

Big Roy

PROJECT CHIANG MAI 2013 UPDATES

Hey y’all,

Just a quick update on the school that we’ll be visiting after gathering some facts from the principal.

Name of School: Baan Mae Ping

Number of Students: 168. Includes 29 students and 17 orphans staying in the school.

Age Range: 5 to 15 years old.

School’s Wishlist

  1. Drums x 10pcs (Est total S$650) – To be played for national anthem every morning before school starts and also for any other major events.
  2. Learning Materials (Est total S$400) – English/Thai books & educational posters.
  3. Supplies – Rice, instant noodles, cooking oil, sanitary pads, mosquito nets, etc.
  4. Bath Towels (Est S$10 each) – These will be used as blankets to keep the kids warm during the winter season from Nov – Jan period.

Participants:

So far we have 11 participants already confirmed with flight tickets and accommodations booked. Dates are still from 25-31st Dec 2013. If you would like to join us in this years trip, we still have 5 more open spots for people we are genuinely keen to experience doing charity out of city areas. Hurry now, base on first-come-first-serve basis! 🙂

Please refer to our previous blog post (http://wp.me/pE63z-a4), we are still looking for sponsors for the items listed. Regardless your donation amount, every bit will help us help the unfortunate kids during our trips. If you can gather some friends, colleagues or family members to sponsor the larger ticket items, it’ll be awesome! And as per all our annual trips, we’ll list out all our donors on this website to recognize them for their selfless contributions so that our trips can be more meaningful to the beneficiaries!

Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon!

Hugs,

Big Roy

Care Givers Group