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MILK DINNER

The MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) Charity Dinner is an annual event to raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged children from low-income families/communities. The dinner marks an important time of the year for us as it is both a fund-raising event as well as an opportunity for us to thank our supporters and partners.

MILK Dinner 2012

The MILK Dinner 2012 was held on 16 October at the Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. We were privileged to have Former President Mr S R Nathan and Guest-of-Honor Mr Heng Swee Keat (Minister for Education) with us that evening. More information together with the audited accounts will be posted once it is available.

 

MILK Dinner 2011

The dinner was held on 25 October 2011 at Shangri-La Hotel who very kindly sponsored the food and venue once again. The Guest of Honour for the evening was Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

For the 2nd consecutive year, children from Beyond Social Services performed the Charleston. There was also an insightful presentation by Dr Tan Lai Yong, a passionate volunteer in overseas humanitarian work, and songs by child artiste Miguel Antonio. There were also proud moments for the winners of the ‘My Dream’ Art Competition 2011 as their winning pieces helped to raise a substantial amount of funds through the evening’s auction, amongst other items.

The event raised more than $1.5million.

The audited financial statement for MILK Dinner 2011 can be found here.

MILK Dinner 2010

The dinner held on 25 October 2010 was the 8th MILK Dinner, which is an important part of the MILK calendar. Guest of Honour for the evening, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, and guests enjoyed fine food sponsored by Shangri-La Hotel and the evening’s programme put together and sponsored by Sincere Watch Limited.

They were also treated to a delightful Charleston item performed by the children from Beyond Social Services, as well as an auction segment of exquisite timepieces. Through sales of tables, donations, and the auction, the event raised a total of $1,935,011.

The audited financial statement for MILK Dinner 2010 can be found here.


MILK Dinner 2009

More than 300 guests turned up for the MILK Dinner at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on 10 November 2009. Departing from past years, it was an evening put together to thank donors and supporters for their belief in our work, and also a platform to update on the work done for the year.

Guests were entertained by the MILK Band during the evening and participated in the auction of 9 auction items which saw volunteer auctioneers trying their best to raise funds for each of the designated programmes for the items. Through the auction and contributions from kind donors, a total of $693,400 was raised from the dinner.

The audited statement for the event can be found here.


MILK Dinner 2008


With the continued generous support from Sincere Watch Limited and Shangri-La Hotel Singapore who sponsored the costs, MILK Dinner 2008 was held on 24 September 2008. More than 380 guests turned up for the F1-themed dinner, “Race Towards the Dream”.

They, along with Guest of Honour for the evening, Coordinating Minister for National Security, Prof S Jayakumar enjoyed a delightful repertoire of performances by the MILK Children’s Choir, a choir established by MILK Philippines as an educational support programme for children from troubled or impoverished families in Tala, Calocaan, Philippines. The programme aims to equip musically-talented children with skills to prepare them for possible careers in this area.

Guests also participated in a charity auction which featured exquisite items like the Audemars Piguet Singapore Grand Prix Chronograph, collector’s wines, an exclusive cruise package, and highly coveted Singapore Formula One Paddock tickets. A total of $2,601,525 was raised from the dinner.

The audited statement for the event can be found here.


MILK Dinner 2007


"The Sincere Watch presents…MILK Dinner" was held on 18 October 2007 at Shangri-La Hotel. It was an evening of splendor and excitement for the 400 guests who turned up in their evening best. They, together with the Guest of Honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong enjoyed the “Journey of Hope”, which included performances by Jazz Kids and Deana Yusoff. Beneficiaries from MILK also presented the guests with hand-made tokens specially crafted for the dinner.

The evening also saw some very unique items on auction, including a dinner cum cooking class with Chef Tetsuya Wakuda in Sydney and a Golf game with Minister Mah Bow Tan. The star item was the BOVET Minute Repeater with Jumping Hours, which was re-donated back twice for auction before the hammer fell. Thanks to generous supporters, a total of $3.5 million was raised from the evening.

MILK worked closely with Sincere Watch Limited who had undertaken the task of organising a very special dinner event with the glamour, excitement and panache that they are known for.
In keeping with our principles at MILK, 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the programmes we support for the disadvantaged kids. To help us achieve this, the Shangri-la Hotel Singapore sponsored the dinner that evening.

The audited statement for the event can be found here.


MILK Dinner 2006

The year 2006 has been an exciting one for MILK and has seen our reach growing from 4,000 to 6,000 disadvantaged children. The dinner marks an important time of the year for us as it is both a fund-raising event as well as an opportunity for us to thank our supporters and partners. In 2006, we worked working closely with Bulgari who organized their first charity jewellery and watch auction in Singapore and committed their profits from their day & dinner auction to MILK.

A total of $1,493,070 (the audited financial statement for the event can be found HERE) was raised from the Bulgari Charity Auction-MILK Dinner held on 4 December 2006, by far our most successful Dinner in terms of funds raised. The dinner was sponsored by Shangri-La Hotel and President SR Nathan was our Guest-of-Honour for the evening. In keeping with our principles at MILK, 100% of the funds we raise will go directly to the programmes we support for the disadvantaged kids. We thank all our supporters on behalf of the kids under our care for an enjoyable evening.


MILK Dinner 2005


MILK Dinner 2005 was held at the Shangri-la Hotel on 31st October 2005. The Guest-of-Honour for the evening was President S. R. Nathan. MILK's supporters got together for a night of good food and camaraderie, and raised almost $350,000 for the children and youths under MILK's care.


MILK Dinner 2004


Our MILK Charity Dinner 2004 was held on Oct 29, 2004 at The Sentosa Resort & Spa.
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry was our Guest of Honour.
To encourage a spirit of community giving and participation, our guest speaker, Dr Tan Lai Yong spoke about his experiences in Yunnan, China where he is actively involved in community and voluntary work.

The Sentosa Resort & Spa, Magazines Incorporated and KHL Printers were the main sponsors for our MILK Charity Dinner 2004. Specially invited guests made individual and corporate pledges to specific areas of need.

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