Singapore Pools i-SHINE volunteers presented its first lunchtime fund-raiser, "Laksamania! Lunch with a Heart", at Livewire (Marina Bay Sands) on 26 April 2012. Mr S R Nathan, the Sixth President of the Republic of Singapore, was the guest-of-honour.
"Laksamania!" was conceptualised with an all-time favourite street food, Laksa, as its theme. Through a partnership between Singapore Pools i-SHINE volunteers and social enterprise, Laksania, guests were treated to three types of laksa at Livewire (MBS). "Laksamania!" was another example of Singapore Pools leveraging on our existing resources, such as its staff and retail network, to benefit the community.
Over 150 Singapore Pools partners and associates donated $100 to savour three types of laksa – Kelantan, Sarawak and the popular Singapore laksa, in aid of Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), the charity of Mr Nathan’s choice. Seats to "Laksamania!" were sold out within two weeks and with Tote Board matching donations dollar-for-dollar, $30,000 was raised.