Riding on Wheels Of Love
Motorcycle charity ride event works with community club, sponsors to bring joy to nursing home residents
The interaction with the Swami Home residents is as equally vital as the charity work, said the event’s guest of honour, Dr Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC.
She told TNP: “Philanthropic activity is one aspect of it. The other aspect is human touch and relationships.”
She was there on Wednesday night to help with the preparation at Swami Home and recounted how one 92-year-old resident just wanted to “talk story” with her.
Dr Fatimah added: “It does not really matter what they are saying. Sometimes all they need is a listening ear.”
Following tradition, the motorcycle convoy will start from Geylang Serai Community Centre at Haig Road.
Once at Swami Home, the residents will be treated to musical and dance performances.
They will also get to know the 300 participants — including the bikers, who are from various motorcycle clubs — during a “befriending session”. They will also be served lunch by the participants.
Mr Steven Teh from Chong Aik International (right) and Dr Fatimah Lateef (second from right) packing goodie bags with volunteers and organisers of the Chong Aik International Wheels Of Love 2017.