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NAME CHANGE TO BETHESDA CARE SERVICES

Since our inception in 1996, Bethesda Care and Counselling Services Centre (BCCSC) has come a long way. With changing national social trends and consequently the social service sector, we have evolved and grown to stay relevant to the needs of the community.

As a reflection of our evolution to where we are today, we will hence forth be known as Bethesda Care Services (BCS). This new name epitomises our single minded focus to go beyond simply just providing a service, but to care for all that we are serving.

Donations and cheques can now be made out to “Bethesda Care Services”. In alignment with the name change, we will also be launching a new logo and a new website to reflect our relevance as a modern social service organisation. Stay tuned for more details.

Having mentioned all these changes, one thing remains the same. Our commitment to care for the community, to reach out and touch lives. We look forward to your partnership as we continue on this journey together.


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                 Events

10 November 2017, BBTC

 

Bursary Award Ceremony 2017

Time : 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue : 300 Bedok North Ave 3

 

 

Bethesda Care and Counselling Services Centre (BCCSC) held its 17th Bursary Award Ceremony on 10 November 2017. A total of 267 students, comprising of a mix of primary, secondary and ITE students were awarded bursaries totalling an amount of $115, 050. Over the years, there has been a significant increase in the number of bursaries and amount dispensed (e.g in 2015, we disbursed 197 bursaries amounting to $67, 450).

 

We were privileged to have Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mayor of South East CDC, to grace this special occasion. Special thanks goes out to Mr Charles Tan from National Council of Social Services as well as Mr Zachary Freeman from Phillips 66 International Trading Pte Ltd for joining us in disbursing the busaries. We are grateful for Phillips 66 and Care and Share for their generous contribution and partnership in this initiative.

 

Bursary recipients and their families and guests were also treated to a sumptuous buffet spread. The guests also helped themselves to some snacks such as popcorn, churros and ice cream sponsored by Care and Share.

 

 

21 September 2017, BBTC

 

Partners' Appreciation Night 2017

Time : 6.30pm to 9.15pm
Venue : 300 Bedok North Ave 3

 

 

In appreciation of our volunteers, donors and partners, Bethesda Care and Counselling Services Centre (BCCSC) held our Partners' Appreciation Night on 21 September 2017.

 

The event hall was decked up in a Mexican cactus-themed décor. A cactus symbolizes warmth and endurance. The volunteers and partners worked together on a puzzle activity to form one big picture with the theme ‘Live. Love. Life – Together We Go Further’. Some special performances include the youths, staff and volunteers from YouthSpace performing their very own song titled S.P.A.C.E as well as a Sandart Animation Production video in appreciation for the volunteers and partners, this was a collaboration project between the BCCSC staff and the ITE SandArt Animation Club students.

 

Special thanks goes to Ms Cheryl Chan, MP for Fengshan SMC for gracing the event. We would like to thank YouthSpace and the students from ITE College East who put up live performances. Thanks to all who have helped make this event a success – Debbie & Doris for teaching the beneficiaries to make decoupage appreciation gifts for some of our partners, Elsie for the balloon decorations and ITE College East (Sandart Animation Club). We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all our volunteers and partners for journeying with us to bring warmth into the lives of our beneficiaries. Thank you for giving of yourselves to love the lives of those in our community.

 

 

12, 13 and 20 August 2017, BBTC

 

BCCSC Awareness Week 2017
Venue : 300 Bedok North Ave 3

 

 

Recently we held our annual volunteer recruitment drive, more commonly known as BCCSC Awareness Week (BAW). This year, our event messaging 'Xchange', was a call for people to exchange their own gifts and holiday plans for the needy in our community.

 

Overall, we received over 121 new volunteer signups and collected more than S$25 000 worth of donations and sponsorship. Indeed, we are thankful for the generous donations and to have met many new volunteers as well as old friends during the two weekends. More photos available on our Facebook page.

 

 

3 February 2017, BBTC

 

Chinese New Year Dinner 2017

Time : 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue : 300 Bedok North Ave 3

 

 

On 3rd February 2017, over 80 elderly clients, Active Ageing programme participants and volunteers attended our Elderly Services annual Chinese New Year Dinner. The programme lineup was coordinated by Johanna Kiew and her team which comprised of the volunteer groups Re Xin Opera Association, Doris Loh Line Dance (DLLD), Mary Wee, David Tng and the talented musicians Serene Wong and Goo Chui Ping. Together, they presented the seniors with some song, dance and opera performances including a new duet performance on piano and flute.

 

Indeed we are so thankful that with the help of the volunteer performers, we have brought the festive cheer into the hearts of the elderly. Special thanks to our regular volunteers who helped to serve food as well as ferry some of the seniors to the event and back home.

 

Coordinated by BCCSC's Elderly Services, this dinner is held annually in an effort to foster stronger bonds between Meals-on-Wheels volunteers, elderly befrienders, clients and staff.