RI’s 1823 Fund was successfully held in the RI School Hall on 15 August 2009. The organising committee comprising members of the RPA Management Committee and parent volunteers, spent 3 months organising the event. More than 40 corporate and individual tables were taken up at $2,000 and $1,000 each respectively. Art and jewellery pieces were donated by the school as well as friends of Rafflesians’ parents for the silent auction. Parents who could not turn up for the dinner event, gave outright cash donations. Through the strong support of parents of Rafflesians, the event raised at least $70,000 for the fund. This is more than double the initial target of $30,000 set by the Organising Committee.
RPA would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to the cause. Especially noteworthy is the generous support of all the well-wishers and parent volunteers. RPA would also like to express their appreciation to Mrs Lim and all her staff, teachers and students for the stellar performances staged during the dinner event. A big “Thank You” goes to the RI staff and students, prefect ushers, photographers and videographers who helped with the requirements of logistics.
report written by:
Ng Chai Seng, Julie Chew, Serene Khoo