On 6 December 2018, City Sunshine Club (CSC) – CDL’s employee volunteer arm, organised a Christmas party at Le Grove Serviced Residences for about 50 children beneficiaries of ARC Children’s Centre.
ARC is an independent charity centre that is dedicated to nurturing and enriching the lives of children with serious illnesses, in a joyful and healthy environment. Since July 2011, the centre has helped over 150 children with cancer or a life-threatening illness and over 60 of their siblings.
Over 15 CDL volunteers dressed in red and green helped with decorating the Dining Hall to get the party started. One of the volunteers gamely dressed up as Santa to bring much festive cheer and laughter to the children.
It was a fun-filled afternoon for the children as they played party games such as musical chairs, Simon Says, Scissors-Paper-Stone, and sang along the medley of Christmas carols performed by CDL employees.
Besides joining in the celebrations and Christmas carolling, members of CDL’s Senior Management also gave out beautifully-wrapped presents to the children. Celebrations ended with singing of “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and the children giving their heartfelt thanks via a handwritten thank-you card.