Assisi Hospice

Ong Ye Kung sang to appreciate healthcare workers. Assisi Hospice charity concert raised $300,000

published by Lianhe Zaobao on November 7, 2022
Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung (5th from left), representatives from Assisi Hospice and local acapella group Vocaluptuous sang “Stand by Me” at the charity concert as an appreciation to healthcare workers. Photo by Lianhe Zaobao.

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Assisi Hospice organised a charity concert, Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung sang on stage, raising $300,000 for low-income patients.

Assisi Hospice collaborated with local acapella group Vocaluptuous in a charity concert held at Capitol Theatre on Saturday, 5 Nov.

The name of the concert is “The Season of Love” and attracted over 650 attendees. Assisi Hospice’s collaborated with Vocaluptuous in a charity concert previously in 2014.

The acapella group presented many well-known songs in English, Chinese, Malay, Japanese and Italian, for example Ye Lai Xiang, with famous local musician Dick Lee as the guest artist.

Assisi Hospice said that healthcare frontliners faced numerous challenges during the pandemic, hence the hospice has invited nurses and their loved ones to the concert as an appreciation and to thank them.

Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung, Assisi Hospice Chairman Thomas Teo, CEO Choo Shiu Ling and music therapist Trudy Chua went on stage and sang “Stand by Me” as an appreciation to healthcare workers.

Assisi Hospice cares for about 2500 patients a year, 50% of the patients are from the low-income group. The concert raised $300,000 which will be used for the hospice’s operations.

Assisi Hospice’s patients attended the concert too, and presented hand-made flowers to Vocaluptuous.

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