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The HSBC Corporate Responsibility Challenge 2012

The HSBC Corporate Responsibility Challenge, “All In A Day’s Work” was conducted in June 2012 with the objective of helping children from lower-income families by transforming their living and study spaces all within a day. Allen & Gledhill sent a team of nine to support this cause.

NUS JY Pillay Global-Asia Programme

In our Firm’s effort to support quality education, we have pledged S$100,000 to the National University of Singapore (NUS) JY Pillay Global-Asia Programme Yale-NUS College. This programme, a landmark collaboration between Yale University and NUS, supports the establishment of two Distinguished Professorships, a Fellowship and a Bursary, all named after NUS founding chairman, Professor JY Pillay. Besides supporting financially needy students, the programme aims to fund cutting-edge research and first-class education.

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2012

In April 2012, Allen & Gledhill took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge for the eighth consecutive year by sending a team of more than 80 runners. Organised in Singapore as part of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge Series, the evening run garnered participation from approximately 400 companies and 14,000 runners.

Proceeds from the run went towards the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to support less fortunate children and youth under the care of two not-for-profit organisations, Mainly I love Kids and Operation Smile.





The Business Times Corporate Charity Ride

On 4 March 2012, four volunteers from Allen & Gledhill took part in The Business Times Corporate Charity Ride, which was organised as part of the OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012. The 39km bicycle ride was organised to raise funds for Dover Park Hospice, a local charity which provides palliative care to patients with terminal illnesses. Along with other participating organisations, more than S$76,000 was raised for the charity.

Race Against Cancer

Race Against Cancer was held on Sunday 10 July 2011 at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. As part of our Firm's CSR initiative, we sent more than 40 runners from our Firm to participate in the 10km and 15km competition runs, along with an outright donation towards this event. The aim of the race was to raise funds for various programmes such as cancer treatment subsidy, hospice home care, welfare assistance for needy cancer patients, free cancer screenings and public education initiatives.

World Environment Day

On 5 June 2011, people around the globe celebrated the annual World Environment Day, the biggest and most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action. In support of the UN International Year of Forests initiative, this year's theme is Forests: Nature at Your Service. To demonstrate our support, our Firm held several activities. Everyone was encouraged to come to the office dressed in autumnal colours of leaves (hues of green, brown, gold, red, orange and yellow) and received apples from our fruit trolleys. We also held a Champion of the Environment Competition, where staff members were encouraged to submit green ideas for the home and office.

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund-Raising

On 11 March 2011, Japan was struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful in the country's history, and a massive tsunami which left a trail of destruction. This natural disaster was soon followed by a serious nuclear power plant crisis. Seeing the heartrending images of suffering victims splashed across all news medium, our people were galvanised to do their part for our friends and clients in Japan. We organised a Firm-wide appeal for donations towards the Singapore Red Cross's Japan Disaster 2011 fund and raised S$75,000 (including dollar for dollar matching).

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

In April 2011, Allen & Gledhill supported the eighth annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge by sending a total of 90 participants who ran alongside a record crowd of over 13,000 runners from 403 companies. Proceeds collected from the race went towards two beneficiaries – the Asian Civilisations Museum and Mainly I Love Kids adopted by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

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