ONERHT Foundation raises funds for disadvantaged groups in Gentle Bones Charity Concert

  • RHT Rajan Menon Foundation renamed as ONERHT Foundation
  • Ms Kaylee Kwok appointed as ONERHT Foundation’s new Chairman
  • Gentle Bones announces official retirement

Local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones returned to the stage for a good cause in collaboration with ONERHT Foundation Ltd (formerly known as RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd) (“Foundation”), the corporate social responsibility vehicle of RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, “ONERHT”).

Joining him on stage for his last ever concert in Singapore were guest artistes Tay Kewei, Charlie Lim, Linying, and Benjamin Kheng who thrilled spectators at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. In a surprise appearance, JJ Lin who was among the spectators also joined in the performance.

Gentle Bones said, “It’s been a great journey since I started my ‘Gentle Bones’ YouTube channel for acoustic covers back in 2010, and I couldn’t have asked for more in my last ever concert in Singapore. By the end of the year, Gentle Bones will no longer be performing or participating in any activities locally, and I’ll be officially retiring Gentle Bones in Singapore.”

The concert was also attended by Guest of Honour Minister for Culture Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong SC, who noted ONERHT Foundation’s efforts to play a part in supporting an inclusive Singapore.

He said, “The Foundation has done good work over the years, to establish, inspire and encourage a philanthropic culture of giving back to the community among the corporate and legal fraternity. I hope, as ONERHT, they will continue to serve with one heart and one mind, to help the beneficiaries in our community.”

Newly appointed Chairman of the Foundation, Ms Kaylee Kwok, said, “Music brings people together and we are pleased to have presented this charitable collaboration with local musicians for a good cause. In particular, we are very grateful to Gentle Bones for supporting this meaningful event.”

“The Foundation also marks a new chapter following its renaming to reflect its evolution as a common platform for corporate social responsibility and purposeful growth for ONERHT. With the strong support of the Foundation’s donors and sponsors, our Patron and Board of Directors, as well as management, lawyers and staff from across ONERHT, I will continue to advance the Foundation’s initiatives and programmes across its four core pillars of education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups, as well as the arts and sports,” she added.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr Tan Chong Huat for his mentorship, guidance and encouragement during his tenure as Chairman of the Foundation,” said Ms Kwok.

During the handover ceremony (with Minister Edwin Tong as witness), Mr Tan had handed over a symbolic Chinese scroll to Ms Kwok, which read:

发奇功共济群力 芬芳吐桃李争春

English translation: Chong Huat and Kaylee have led the Foundation well, and, Kaylee, who succeeds him shall build on it and bring it to another level of success and splendour.

L-R: Mr Tan Chong Huat and ONERHT Foundation Chairman Ms Kaylee Kwok during the handover

Proceeds from the charity concert will help support the well-being of those hit hardest by the pandemic, such as underprivileged families, seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

Funds raised through the charity concert will be used to support the FUN! Fund for Seniors (an Agency for Integrated Care initiative), PCF Sparkle Care Centres, Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore), Dementia Singapore Ltd, Life Community Services Society, TOUCH Community Services Limited, CaringSG Limited, and It All Starts Hear.sg.

About ONERHT Foundation (formerly known as RHT Rajan Menon Foundation)

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, ONERHT Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, “ONERHT”) to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours.

Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.

The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$3 million to support more than 15 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports.

For more information, please visit www.onerht.foundation

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation X Gentle Bones Charity Concert 2022

Local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will return to the stage for a good cause in collaboration with RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”), the corporate social responsibility vehicle of RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, “ONERHT”).

With the support of venue partner Marina Bay Sands, the live and in-person charity concert will be held at the Sands Theatre at 7pm on 22 July 2022.

Gentle Bones said, “It’s a great occasion to be able to hold a concert after more than two years of pandemic restrictions, and to be invited by RHT Rajan Menon Foundation to do so for a great cause makes it all the more meaningful. I hope this event is able to support the beneficiaries and also help promote cross-industry contributions.”

“Over the past year and a half, l have been focused on making music that empowers the listeners to come to terms with the understanding that they are much more to what meets the eye of anyone outside of themselves. I am extremely heartened to be able to translate this in a live concert setting that will contribute to many, not just of the music industry alone. I consider this to be an absolute honour and privilege,” he added.

Kaylee Kwok, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, said, “Through proceeds from the Gentle Bones charity concert, the Foundation aims to help support the well-being of those hit hardest by the pandemic such as the underprivileged families, seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. This charity concert will support the FUN! Fund for Seniors (an Agency for Integrated Care initiative), PCF Sparkle Care Centres, Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore), Dementia Singapore Ltd, Life Community Services Society, TOUCH Community Services Limited, CaringSG Limited, and It All Starts Hear.sg.”

Tickets are priced from S$44 to S$228 and are on sale through Marina Bay Sands and SISTIC.

Ticketing Links

Marina Bay Sands
https://www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment/shows/gentle-bones-charity-concert.html

SISTIC
https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/499a0722?cid=mbs-hmfe-499a0722

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s GAIL Sustainability Forum shines spotlight on the road to COP27

Singapore, 24 June 2022 – RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) held its Greening ASEAN: Initiatives & Leadership (“GAIL”) Sustainability Forum, bringing together sustainability experts from across industries to examine the critical challenges caused by climate change, and provide insights to champion sustainable business. 

Ms Kaylee Kwok, Deputy Chairman of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “We recognised the importance of sustainability to address climate change, adverse social and community impact and corporate governance issues. In response, the Foundation commissioned the setting up of the GAIL programme in 2018.” 

“One of the objectives of the GAIL programme is to facilitate sharing of industry expertise, knowledge and practical measures so that business organisations gain the confidence and capabilities to embed and grow sustainability within their operations,” she added. 

Following last year’s COP26 Summit wherein global leaders revisited and strengthened their commitment towards taking greater actions to avoid the catastrophic effect of climate change, the theme for the GAIL Sustainability Forum 2022 is “Road from COP26 to COP27”. 

Expert panellists discussed current trends and developments in the sustainability sphere, including sustainable finance, ESG practices within ASEAN, the transition to clean energy and sustainable packaging in fast-moving consumer goods. 

Now in its fourth year, the GAIL Sustainability Forum is among ONERHT’s many efforts over the years in support of environmental and broader sustainability causes, and these include:- 

2019Invested in AirCarbon Exchange, the world’s first fully digital exchange for voluntary carbon 
offsets. 
2020 Launched a social enterprise, RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute, which promotes ethical leadership 
anchored on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. 
2021Pledged its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. 

About RHT Rajan Menon Foundation

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, “ONERHT”) to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours. 

Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively. 

The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$3 million to support more than 15 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. 

For more information, please visit www.rhtrajanmenon.foundation