- Together As One
- Renal Friends
- 17th January 2010
With the New Year approaching, it was time for Renal Friends’ annual celebration party. It is held every year to celebrate a year that has passed and welcome the new. The yearly patient party holds another important meaning to us; we are celebrating our patients’ perseverance and determination that has enabled them to survive through the year and into the next, giving them more time to be with their family and friends. It is also to let them know that they are not alone, and that they can draw strength from each other. Hence this year’s theme “Together As One”.
Renal patients and their families from all around Singapore were invited to attend the party on 17th January 2010. There were customary door gifts for everyone who came, singing performances by volunteers and Mr Sheng Wen, an invited performer and many games including the Best Dressed Male and Female Award sponsored by J & S Telecoms. The winner of the Best Dressed Male Award went to a patient from the Peoples Dialysis Centre and the Best Dressed Female Award went to one of KDF’s Ghim Moh Patient.
After the New Year luncheon, it was time for the Patient Compliance Awards Ceremony. Winner of this awards are patients who have taken care of their health exceptionally well in the past year. Four patients from both KDF’s Bishan Centre and Peritoneal Dialysis Centre won the award this year and the Most Improved Patient Award went to one of the patients from the San Wang Wu Ti Centre.
To make sure that everyone did not go back empty handed, gifts were given out to every patient just as the party was ending to ensure that everyone went back happy.
KDF would like to thank all volunteers sponsors for making this party possible especially, Kampong Glam Community Centre for sponsoring the venue, Rochor Centre RC for sponsoring the karaoke system which brought much happiness to our patients, NEWater and Gambro Singapore Pte Ltd.