Mazars in Singapore cycles for 3,000km to raise funds for the terminally ill

‘Move with Mazars’ marks the return of the firm’s major CSR event after the pandemic pause

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21 July 2022, Singapore - Mazars in Singapore, the international audit, tax and advisory firm has completed an approximately 3000km cycling challenge to raise S$6,629 for terminally ill patients in support of Ambulance Wish Singapore.


Close to 100 Mazarians including 10 Partners and directors have stepped up to join the month-long challenge. This campaign culminated on a high note with a grand finale on 15 July which saw the team go on a final 20km ride across Singapore scenic sights.


The cycling challenge marks the beginning of ‘Move with Mazars’, a wellbeing movement launched in June which inspires employees to lead healthier lives while contributing to a noble cause.

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For this meaningful initiative, the firm has partnered with Ambulance Wish Singapore’s virtual ride challenge, Cycle of Peace which aims to raise awareness on their commitment to fulfil the end-of-life wishes of the terminally ill.


Throughout the challenge period, the OneMazars team displayed an exceptional performance and ranked 4th in terms of distance covered in the Cycle of Peace team category.


Rick Chan, Managing Partner of Mazars in Singapore and Head of Audit & Assurance APAC said: “As we strive to build a firm with purpose, this challenge is significant to us as it is our first physical corporate social responsibility (CSR) and fitness event in two years. Move with Mazars comes at the right time to inspire Mazarians to uplift communities in need while investing in our health and wellbeing.

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Rick added: “Partnering with Ambulance Wish Singapore is in line with our firm’s wider CSR strategy to drive positive change for our people and local communities. Mazarians have not only demonstrated the team spirit by cycling together but also by sharing our experiences on social media platforms to start meaningful conversations. We are proud to do our part in supporting an organisation that continues to be a beacon of hope for patients with terminal illnesses. Let’s continue to make a difference!”


At the grand finale, Rick presented the firm’s donation of S$5,000 to Ambulance Wish Singapore (AWS) Board Secretary Aloysius Wee. AWS Treasurer Alan Chang was also present at the event.

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Aloysius Wee said: “Thank you to Mazars in Singapore for organising this event in support of Ambulance Wish Singapore and our first major fundraiser, Cycle of Peace. It is wonderful to see everyone coming together to show their passion for this cause. We are grateful for your donation which will go a long way in helping us create positive memories for terminally ill patients and their families. We look forward to your continuing support.”


Grace Young, Board Member of AWS and Organising Chair for the Cycle of Peace 2022 said: “Thank you Mazars in Singapore for your keen collaboration to "Fulfilling Wishes and Celebrating the lives!” of the terminally ill in the Singapore community. This has been a necessary organisation that fills in the gaps for palliative care. Ambulance Wish Singapore strives to provide peace, joy and closure to our beneficiaries, transforming the end-of-life experience.”

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In addition to the company's donation, Mazarians have raised S$1,629 through the Cycle of Peace platform to date. This brings the total amount raised for Ambulance Wish Singapore to S$6,629 as of 21 July, with the final amount to be announced when online donation ends on 31 July.


Furthermore, Move with Mazars reflects on the firm’s commitment for Diversity and Inclusion and environmental protection. As part of team OneMazars, a national paralympic cyclist and administrative staff Noor Iskandaria Mohd Dena was enthusiastic to earn his miles for charity.

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Sustainability is a core component in Mazars’ approach to corporate responsibility. Dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint, all merchandise and promotional materials were of sustainable sources and to eliminate waste, participants were encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, therefore no single-use plastic drinking bottles were issued during the event.


In 2021, a total of €1.3 million[i] or S$1.9 million donation were made by Mazars employees and member firms globally to social initiatives.


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