Inspiring Stories

Connecting with Seniors through Art

“They are very accepting of me even though I am not a part of them. It is such a nice community.” Michelle, a student volunteer from Clementi SAC @ 366, shared smilingly as she recounted her volunteering journey in Lions Befrienders.

Finding Purpose Through Giving

Uncle George, in his seventies now, is always sharing his life stories or bringing laughter to the room with his quirky and effervescent personality. On top of visiting Bendemeer SAC, it is part of his daily routine to head down to his garden to check on the plants and flowers.

You CAN Make a Difference too

“Zhi Ling is very, very good,” Mr Goh exclaims repeatedly, while gesturing fervently towards the young woman seated opposite him. He peppers his sentences with earnest nods, making his conviction evident.

Spreading Cheer after 30 Years

“EACH TIME I visit the seniors and see how peaceful and contented they live, I feel humbled,” says Mr Soh Swee Kiat, himself already 68 and having spent three decades as a befriender.

The Pioneering Spirit - The Music of a Generation

Born in Singapore in 1943, Mr. Thien Yoek Lin was only five years old when he followed his foster family to a rural town in China called “Gan Zhe”.

Young and Willing to Serve – Mr Chaw Kean Yau

First introduced to Lions Befrienders by a colleague, Mr Chaw Kean Yau has been a befriender to seniors residing in Pipit Road for the past four years.

Choosing not to be a Victim to Circumstances

Mr Kwang Choon Kee was doing manual work as a mover for the better part of his life until a workplace injury forced him into early retirement 16 years ago.

A Passion for Handicraft

I was very much fascinated and amazed with the scores of animals, buildings, well-known cartoon characters and objects she had made by threading colourful beads together.

Facing the Monster Wave

Wee Keong couldn’t believe what he was seeing. A wave, higher than a 10-storey building, a small mountain perhaps, was moving slowly towards him.

Young & Willing to Serve – Ms Ng Run Qian

By day, 26-year-old Ms Ng Run Qian works with people with special needs. By night, she is a befriender to seniors at risk of social isolation.