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Crust and Lions Club to Raise Funds for the Elderly

Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

“To Crust Pizza With Love” Project Aims to Raise $100,000

The Lions Club of Singapore and Crust Gourmet Pizza have announced a fund raising initiative entitled “To Crust Pizza With Love”. The project aims to raise $100,000 in aid of the elders under the care of the Lions Home For the Elders & Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore).

This fund-raising initiative by LCS Stamford, LCS East, LCS Amber and LCS Goodwood from Zone 11 Region 4 of Lions International Multiple District 308-A1 is sponsored by Crust Gourmet Pizza.

After its successful August 2010 launch, Australia’s award-winning pizza chain, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar is committed to contributing to the society through a fund-raising campaign. The public can participate by purchasing tickets that will be made available at the Lions Club of Singapore network and at Crust’s outlet at Lorong Mambong. For every $20 ticket sold, $15 will be contributed to both the Lions Home for the Elders & Lions Befrienders Service Association Singapore. Tickets purchased will be entitled to a free 13” x 8” Crust Gourmet pizza of their choice. These are redeemable at Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar in Lorong Mambong, Holland Village.

In line with supporting the health and longevity of elders, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar is introducing two new pizzas that are rich in calcium, protein, fibre as well as low salt content to its menu:

•Tomato Zing is a well-balanced, delicious gourmet pizza that is rich in Lycopene and anti-oxidants to help avoid health complications and cancer cell formation.

•Carbo Roast Chicken Fillet Pizza is topped with protein rich fresh chicken meat that is low in fat. By balancing protein with vegetables and carbohydrates, seniors can enjoy chicken without a high cholesterol intake.

The elderly will enjoy the flavour of these two new carefully-made, diet-based gourmet pizzas designed to provide the nutrients they need for health and longevity.

Committed to welfare for the elderly
The Lions Home for the Elders is a nursing home that offers an outstanding spectrum of health care services, and caregiver and family support to families in meeting the challenges of growing old. Founded in 1980, the Lions Home operates two nursing homes capable of housing 354 residents. The Home in Toa Payoh has a 42-bed dementia unit and a 15-bed assisted living unit. The Home has a team of professional staff comprising nurses, care staff, doctors and various allied health professionals such as physiotherapist, an occupational and speech therapist.

Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation that
strives to aid social, psycho-emotional and physical well-being of lonely seniors through active community participation. Its Befriending and Outreach programmes currently reaches out to more than 4,000 seniors through social and recreational activities so as to improve their quality of life. Their Outreach programme is carried out at three Seniors Activity Centres, Ang Mo Kio, Bendemeer and Mei Ling.

Enriching and enhancing people’s lives has been the thrust of Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar community engagement. In Australia, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar has been very active in fund raising projects for the communities where they operate. The company is currently raising funds to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, a National body working to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, and the community.

Their other charity drives include the well-received Tour De Cure held last May, a charity cycle race to raise funds for Australian cancer societies.

“We are committed to working with charitable institutions to raise funds for good causes in the communities where our stores operate. Our collaboration with the local Lions Club gives us the opportunity to contribute towards improving the lives of the elderly in Singapore,” said Costa Anastasiadis, Crust’s co-founder and managing director.

“Since our inception in 1958, Lions Club of Singapore has been at the forefront of meeting the needs of the elders in our communities”, said Lions Club District Governor, Lion Steven Seah, PBM. “With Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar and society’s help, we will be able to increase our support in providing medical and nursing care and much needed regular treatment for our beloved senior citizens. This is our way of giving thanks to our elderly who have been instrumental in developing the nation from a humble fishing village to today’s economic powerhouse.”

“We hope that the launch of the “To Crust Pizza With Love” fundraising campaign will rekindle the awareness from the community about the constant need of our senior citizens for sufficient healthcare treatment”, said Chris Chan, Chairman, Organizing Committee, To Crust With Love project.

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar is aiming to raise SGD 100,000 for the To Crust Pizza with Love
charity cause. For more information on the fund raising project please visit Crust Pizza Gourmet Bar Singapore website at www.crustpizza.com.sg or follow on http://www.facebook.com/CrustGourmetPizzaSG

Terms and Conditions applicable to tickets
1. The ticket can be redeemed for any 13” x 8” gourmet pizza at Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar,34B Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277691. Tel: 6467 2224.Website: crustpizza.com.sg
2. The ticket is not refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. No replacement will be issued for lost, damaged or expired tickets.
3. The organiser reserves the right to change any term and condition and/or offer(s) without any prior notification.
4. The ticket is valid until 30 April 2011.

About the Lions Club of Singapore
The first Lions Club in Singapore was established in 1958. There are now more than 70 Lions Clubs in Singapore. Together they strive to continue being the foremost voluntary welfare service organisation in the country, dedicated to mobilising community resources in providing humanitarian services to the disadvantaged, locally and internationally. Lions clubs will continue to make a difference and to promote a more caring and environmentally friendly society. Lions Clubs in Singapore have been providing dedicated services to the disadvantaged and underprivileged elderly and other welfare needs of the community.

About Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar – Singapore
Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars is a family-owned franchise business founded in 2001 by Costa Anastasiadis and Michael Logos. Since launching in Sydney, Australia Crust has grown to over 65 stores across the country. Crust has been recognised for its innovative business model and leadership in the industry, receiving awards for Outstanding Excellence in the Action COACH My Business Awards, Smart company’s Smart 50, QuickBooks Award for Best Retailer and is placed 14th by revenue on BRW’s annual Fast Franchises listing. Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar in Singapore is its first international store. Located at the iconic Holland Village F & B hub, Crust aims to bring its international award winning pizzas to the sophisticated palates of Singapore pizza lovers.

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