Metta Charity Carnival

In reaching out to the various community stakeholders, Metta has been partaking in organising an annual Charity Walk cum Family Carnival since 1997. It was known as Hearts-de-Lotus Charity Walk cum Family Carnival, which raised funds for size beneficiaries including Metta. Today, this event, now known as Metta Charity Carnival, is one of Metta’s largest flagship events held yearly. Rich in its history, this event continues to see a stable participation from the community, especially from heartlanders.

If you would like to sponsor for the carnival OR register your company for the Charity Walk, kindly contact Mr Andy at 6580 4614 or email andychua@metta.org.sg

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Year 2021

Metta Charity Carnival started in 1997 and it has since become a regular event for many of our staff, stallholders and the carnival goers.

In Year 2020, Metta Charity Carnival is rebranded as The Green Charity Carnival. It stands for “Eating Green, Living Green“. Raising funds for our clients and doing our part for the environment.

The Green Charity Carnival by Metta Welfare Association aims to do its part in creating a sustainable green lifestyle through a fun family carnival for the young and old. Be spoilt for choice at our green carnival by “Eating Green and Living Green”. Vegetarianism is one of the best things you can do to stop climate change – it’s also delicious and loads of fun!

Year 2019

All aboard!! Get your passport to inclusivity ready and join us for a day of fun frolicking in kiddy games, fascinating stage highlights, finger-lickin’ snacks and vegetarian delights and an exciting lucky draw all at the Metta ‘Airhub’! In a melting pot of colourful community diversity at Metta Building, the theme represents our stakeholders: our stall holders, donors, supporters, volunteers, beneficiaries and staff, all coming together to a common ground at Metta to support her cause.

Want more at the Metta Charity Carnival 2019? Embark the morning with a calorie-burning 3km family walk around the Simei estate before the real fun begin. If you love shopping, stop over and dive right in to our bazaar halls for the best shopping deals of snazzy fashion accessories, arts and crafts, dazzling costume jewellery, amazing terrariums, health food products and many more at attractive prices. Have a child or brood to tow? Get ready for some fun with bouncy castles and games! For the foodies, fill your tummies and indulge in our carnival favourites like pizza, nasi briyani, traditional kuehs, churros, iced coffee, ice cream and more!

Arts@Metta

Conduct / assist in Batik painting

5 volunteers
Daily

Retirees and Stay-at-home mums

Nice to have skill sets: Painting skills

Metta Home Day Activity Centre

Conduct Drumming lessons

15-20 volunteers
Weekly / Monthly

Open to all (Corporates, Individuals)

Nice to have skill sets: Drumming Skills

Year 2018

A Carnival Over the Rainbow
It was a sea of colours at the Metta Charity Carnival as walkers, stallholders and volunteers donned their brightly coloured t-shirts. Amidst a bustling crowd of families young and old were colourful cartoon mascots that brought to life the Carnival’s Cartoon Wonderland theme, all congregating at Metta Building on 18 March 2018 to share Metta’s vision in helping the community.

Gracing the event as Guest-of-Honour was Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs as she flagged off the morning 3-km Charity Walk around the Simei estate that preceded the Carnival. First Vice-President of Metta Welfare Association, Venerable Shi You Guang delivered an opening speech and together with Ms Jessica Tan, struck the giant gong to symbolise the official start of the Metta Charity Carnival 2018.

Drawing long queues of crowds were mouth-watering vegetarian delights from laksa to multi-hued ang ku kuehs. Children were in their their own cool wonderland as they played in air-conditioned comfort with life-sized giant game sets such as a Snakes and Ladders, Pick Up Sticks, Jenga and an inflatable Dragon’s Castle by Society Staples.

Metta Cafe (Simei)

Assist in Café counter service

Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly (Tampines)

Kitchen Helper

1 volunteer
Weekly / bi-weekly

Open to all who has interest in cooking

Nice to have skill sets: Basic cooking skill

Year 2017

19 March saw a smashing Sunday for Metta Charity Carnival goers as Walk participants and volunteers came dressed in their best superhero costumes. With a superhero theme to the Metta Charity Carnival 2017, it represents the unsung heroes of our supporters from the stall holders, donors and volunteers who have dedicatedly served and supported Metta over the years. Gracing the event as Guest-of-Honour was Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs as she flagged off the morning 3-km Charity Walk around the Simei estate that preceded the Carnival. President of Metta Welfare Association, Venerable Shi Pu En delivered an opening speech and together with Ms Jessica Tan, they adorned a bamboo screen with a pair of clay butterflies adopted from Arts@Metta as a symbolism of growth to new heights and officiating the start of the Carnival. Ms Jessica Tan also presented the Scholarship Awards to 10 Metta School students who graduated in 2016 from the ITE Skills Certificate courses in Baking Practices and Facilities Technology.

Getting to and from the Carnival was also a breeze with a $5 discount promotion tie-up with ComfortDelgro through the latter’s cab booking app. Garnering among the best attractions of the day were five volunteers from the 501st Legion Singapore Garrison who came dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Starfighter pilot of the Rebel Alliance, and a host of storm troopers. A family of Spiderman and various superhero characters joined in together with an entourage of Harley Davidson bikers who came in their Harleys to pose for pictures with the public.

The Carnival also saw new vendors such as the Smoothie Bike by the Vegetarian Society (Singapore), Churros factory, Minato Singapore (sole distributor of Japanese Disney themed confectioneries) among the new stall inclusions. Entertaining the crowd with magical illusions was Tommillusions, a premium magician who works with Mediacorp on serials such as “The Truth Seekers” and “Soul Reapers”, performances by students of Metta School and Fuchun Primary School, amongst others.

Here’s What we had on that day:

  • 3-km mighty walk dressed in your Superhero costume in the morning.
  • Best Dressed participants won fantastic prizes.
  • Vegetarian is NEVER boring with our gastronomic array of local and international vegetarian cuisine,
    • Fresh lactobacillus vegetables from Kee Song Group.
    • savoury kong bak paus (braised mock meat with steamed buns).
    • rich and savoury lontong from Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly
    • laksa from 观音斋.
    • dim sums.
    • sushi spreads.
    • donut
    • tahu goreng
    • chee cheong fan
    • churros from Churros Factory.
    • candy floss, tutu kueh and steam corn from Funliciouss.
    • prata with ham and cheese wrap from 大自然素食馆.
    • honey from Maha karuna Buddhist Society.
    • and lots more!
  • Best deals of the followings.
    • snazzy footwear.
    • awesome bags.
    • dazzling costume jewellery.
    • amazing terrariums.
    • electrical appliances.
    • remote control planes.
    • Low GI white rice which is suitable for diabetes and non diabetes from Golden Health Rice.
    • Minato Singapore, established in April 2012 catering to the growing demand for exquisite gourmet food and fine wine will be bringing in food products you simply cannot resist to buy.
    • tupperware
    • pottery.
    • educational & learning resources.
    • 100% vegan and cold pressed soap.
    • Blend your smoothie with the Smoothie Bike from Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    • and lots more!
  • Exciting stage performances like
    • Best Dressed Superhero costume for Metta Charity Walkers at 11.20am+
    • Tommillusions who will Amaze, Astonish and Astound you with his magic.
    • Musical performances from Fuchun Primary School.
    • Circus Art, Ukulele and dance from Metta School.
    • Acoustics Pop from Rendered 27 pop and R&B band.
    • and lots more!
  • Items inside goodie bag are sponsored by Etude HouseBody WellnessDC Comics Superhero CafeGoldkiliCetaphilPilot Pen SingaporeGolden Health Rice, Apollo, Kwong Cheong ThyeKouFu all bundle up in M1 bag.

We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors who helped make the event a success.

Metta Cafe (Simei)

Food Servers

10 volunteers
3 times per week during lunch hour (rotational schedule)

Open to all with experience in customer service or F&B

Nice to have skill sets: Food & Hygiene Certification

Metta Welfare Association (Simei)

Photographers

4 volunteers
Fund-Raising Events

Open to all who has experience in event photography

Nice to have skill sets: Basic cooking skill