On 3rd July 2019, 22 volunteers from the Customer Service (CS) Department of Dell Technologies joined our Commonwealth Day Activity Centre (DAC) for an afternoon of fun! The volunteers organised a Games Day for our cancer fighters where 4 booth games were set up and participants tried their hand in solving puzzles and won small prizes. Refreshments were catered for the cancer fighters and each fighter took away a goodie bag packed with love by the volunteers and a customised cutlery set to commemorate the event. The Games Day wrapped off with a Bingo Draw that all participants and volunteers enjoyed.
It is the first time the volunteers from the CS department of Dell chose 365 Cancer Prevention Society (365CPS) for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. One of the volunteers encountered 365CPS’s fundraisers on the streets and gained an interest in the Society’s cause after the fundraisers shared about the Society’s services for its beneficiaries – cancer fighters. With the growing awareness on increasing number of cancer cases in Singapore, the volunteers empathise with the Society’s mission in Cancer Prevention, Cancer Fighting and Cancer Education, and decided to volunteer at the Society.
Throughout the event, the volunteers were pleasantly surprised at how warm and enthusiastic the cancer fighters were. One of the volunteers remarked, “Before coming to the centre to volunteer, I did not know what to expect as I have never interacted with cancer fighters. However, while playing games with the fighters, I was surprised to see how active and lively the cancer fighters were!” Another volunteer commented that, “It is heartening to see the cancer fighters filled with life and not be defeated by cancer. We can see the optimism that they have and the joy they took from the littlest things, such as participating in games with their friends and interacting with us volunteers.”
Volunteering at 365CPS provided the volunteers a chance to better understand the lives of cancer fighters and a sneak peek into what 365CPS does to impact the lives of cancer fighters. 365CPS provides a space and opportunities for cancer fighters to share their stories with one another, provide support for fellow fighters battling with cancer, learn new skills together, and make new friends with the volunteers that visit the centres. In addition, 365CPS opens up doors for CSR opportunities and for both cancer fighters and corporate staff to make new and meaningful relationships.
“I think CSR activities widen our awareness on community and social issues and give us the chance to connect with various communities and to contribute in meaningful ways we can.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all cancer fighters out there to not lose the light and fight in them. Find strength in yourself and draw strength from the people around you who care and love you.”
Join the volunteers from Dell to embark on CSR activities with 365CPS today!