This morning, we attended an event hosted by FairPrice Foundation to help raise building funds for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Since 1973, FairPrice has remained committed to its social mission to moderate the cost of living along with FairPrice Foundation (a registered charity of FairPrice) – with a focus to provide a better life for the community. To date, FairPrice Foundation has donated S$76 million for its philanthropic efforts to the community since its establishment in 2008.
As part of its social responsibility, FairPrice would like to be a part of the voice for animals to build a more caring and harmonious community. The company’s staff has been actively volunteering with SPCA since the beginning of this year by cleaning cages, caring for the animals and even recently organizing a Christmas party with Santa Claus distributing presents to both our two-legged and four-legged friends.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO of NTUC FairPrice was present to announce the company’s commitment to raise $2 million for the charity’s new home at Sungei Tengah. It was fitting that the Foundation chose to screen Dreamworks latest production, Penguins of Madagascar during this charity event to benefit the animals and kids.
Children beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund were also present at the movie screening. My daughter is an animal lover, and she and I were quite happy to be part of this meaningful event. Plus, the movie screened was the latest production by Dreamworks — Penguins of Madagascar and we haven’t had the chance to see it.
Movie Preview: Penguins of Madagascar
The storyline of the movie is simple. Four penguin brothers Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know) to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine (who is actually a misunderstood squid) from taking over the world.
It was an enjoyable and entertaining movie with a few funny lines and several humorous scenes. There was even a jab at the actress Drew Barrymore. The kids definitely seem to enjoy it, laughing out loud at the Penguins antics and comical moves.
Watch the preview of this movie. The Penguins of Madagascar is currently showing at theatres island wide.
As with all animated movies these days, there were heart-in-the-mouth moments when little Skipper was kidnapped by evil Octavius, and turning-point moments when young Skipper sacrifices himself (his cuteness) to rescue the rest of the penguin population. All in all, it was a feel good movie where good triumphs evil and the young finds a way to overcome their fears and obstacles.
Please visit their website for more information on the movie.
We were fortunate enough to catch a photo with Corinne Fong, Executive Director for (SPCA) Singapore, Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO of NTUC FairPrice and Teresa Chiu, Group Internal Audit Manager from Cathay Organization Holdings before the show.
Both SPCA and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund are community projects that NTUC Fairprice supports. As a firm supporter of both kids and animals, we were very happy to be a part of this event today. THANK YOU NTUC Fairprice for the invitation!