S3 members, caregivers, SG Enable, K1 & K2 students and loved ones at the UOB Ability Hub

How did you spend your Leap Day this year? For two of our Enabling Village tenants, it was indeed a day to remember, as they gathered for ‘Leap For Love’, a heartfelt event that brought people from different walks of life together. Organised by Stroke Support Station (S3), this special day was for S3 stroke survivors and their loved ones, who include spouses, family members and caregivers, to celebrate the bonds of love and show appreciation for one another. S3 also invited the K1 and K2 children from inclusive preschool Kindle Garden to join in the fun and bring joy to the S3 community.

Attendees smiling during the event

An Afternoon of Appreciation

Opening speech by representative Ms Ng Rei Na at UOB Ability Hub

The day started with an opening address by Ms Ng Rei Na, Executive Director for Stroke Support Station, who shared how meaningful it was to celebrate love between stroke survivors and their loved ones on Leap Day.

Music performance by Mr Daniel Ng, playing songs about Love

We were then treated to a special performance by Mr Daniel Ng, also known as the Blind Busker. He serenaded the crowd with a few songs about love as everyone clapped along, and encouraged stroke survivors and caregivers to give each other a hug as an act of appreciation.

After Daniel’s joyful performance, attendees got creative with an interactive, hands-on balloon decorating activity under the theme of love.

S3 members and attendees helping one another to stick on heart shaped stickers onto their balloon

Loved ones helping each other to decorate their own personalised balloon

Group photo of S3 members, caregivers and loved ones enjoying some food

Attendees playing a game of tic tac toe

Throughout the afternoon, attendees were kept busy with delicious food and a variety of other activities such as photo-taking sessions at a Polaroid photo booth and games like tic tac toe and puzzle-solving.

Sharing The Love

We were then joined by our wonderful friends from Kindle Garden. The children showcased a special performance with familiar songs that had everyone clapping along – a truly adorable performance!

K1 and K2 students from Kindle Garden performing three songs to S3 members and caregivers

K1 and K2 students from Kindle Garden spreading love with a big hug

One of the highlights of the day was a gift exchange between Kindle Garden children and S3 members. What better way to spread love than with the joy of giving.

K1 and K2 students from Kindle Garden exchange gifts with S3 members

Group photo of S3 members, SG Enable staff and Kindle Garden students with their personalised balloons

Group photo of Leap For Love event attendees, which include S3 members, family members, caregivers, SG Enable staff and Kindle Garden students

As the event came to a close with one more performance from Mr Daniel Ng, everyone was beaming with excitement, admiring their gifts and handmade works of art. It was a reminder of how important it is to show appreciation for our loved ones, and how we can cherish one another through simple gestures of love.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this event! ‘Leap For Love’ is just one of the many activities organised by the Enabling Village community to affirm and enable our surrounding community.

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