Striving to be a good corporate citizen, RMG has developed various CSR programmes over the years. One such initiative is the creation of a charity organisation, Asian Medical Foundation (AMF), in 2003. The Foundation reaches out by serving the medical and healthcare needs of the poor and the under-privileged. There were also additional charitable outreach activities in conjunction with RMG’s 40th anniversary in 2016.
PLEDGE OF $1M TO NKF
As part of the Group’s 40th anniversary in 2016, RMG pledged a donation of $1 million to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). The donation will go towards the setting up of the Raffles-NKF Renal Wellness Centre at Raffles Hospital as well as a Raffles-NKF Peritoneal Dialysis & Wellness Centre.
RAFFLES FAMILY FUN WALK CUM CSR DAY
A total of 94 seniors from South East CDC received free health screening at Raffles Hospital during the Raffles Family Fun Walk Cum CSR Day.
RMG organised a Family Fun Walk cum CSR Day on 9 October 2016 in partnership with the South East Community Development Council (CDC) and NTUC FairPrice. The 250 RMG employees and their families who took part in the NTUC FairPrice Walk for Rice Campaign walked more than 600 kilometres and raised over 6,000 bowls of rice for needy families in the South East district. Concurrent with the event, RMG also provided free health and dental screenings at Raffles Hospital to 94 seniors, from the district.
Our volunteers interacting with dementia patients and their caregivers at a Memories Café outreach event.
In support of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA), AMF with ADA started a 1-year collaboration called Memories Café in May 2016. This social event provides a change in environment for caregivers and persons with dementia, to share their experiences in a safe and supportive setting, engaging in activities such as sing-along sessions and musical performances as well as social interactions over refreshments.
ZION HOME FOR THE AGED
Residents from the Zion Home for the Aged receiving medical advice from our doctors.
The Zion Home for the Aged is a shelter and home for aged females that was established in 1979 by Zion Presbyterian Church. Since June 2015, doctors from RMG have made monthly visits to provide medical consultations for the residents there. Elderly patients who require further specialist consultations are referred to Raffles Hospital for X-rays, laboratory tests and medication at no expense. Employees from RMG have also organised a “Durian Party” as well as a Christmas party at the Home, bringing warmth and cheer to the residents.
RMG doctors and nurses regularly engage in community outreach activities such as conducting basic health screening sessions, giving health education talks on healthy ageing to senior citizens and distributing masks at community centres. Participants who attend the talks are encouraged to share their knowledge among their social circles, thereby raising the awareness of healthy ageing in the community. Some of the doctors are also involved in running clinics for foreign workers on a regular basis.