Happy New Year!
Wherever you may be, I hope this email finds you well and all ready to embrace 2015!
2014 was a good year for the Arsenal and Arsenal Singapore and we rounded off the year on Sunday in fine style with one of our most memorable year-end parties. Thank you to all who joined us for the party and for making it really awesome. More importantly, a big shout-out goes to the generosity of our Singapore Gooners who together with the club helped raised S$5,000 in our charity auction that evening for Arsenal Singapore’s adopted beneficiary for the season, Children’s Aid Society.
I have further good news to share. On Tuesday 30 December, Jin Yan and I paid a visit to Melrose Home which Children’s Aid Society runs to present our club’s donation. We were then informed that the funds came in at just the right time as all donations that go into the society before the New Year qualifies them for a matching grant from the ministry. What this means is that Children’s Aid Society will be benefitting to the tune of S$10,000 with our donation!
Playing our role in the community has always been and will always be something close to the hearts of Arsenal Singapore. We may be a club made up of a diverse bunch of people coming together for the love of a fantastic football club in London but we always remember that we must still do our part for the people who are in need here in this country we all call home. As we always say, Be a Gooner, Be a Giver.
Back to the football, we are hopefully building some sort of momentum with our recent results and will certainly hope to kick on when we take on high-flying Southampton on New Year’s Day. Join us at either Molly Roffey’s Bras Basah or Dorsett for the 11pm kickoff.
On Sunday 4 January, we will be starting our defence of the FA Cup against none other than Hull City with the late kickoff at 1.30am (Monday morning our time). Only Bras Basah will be open for this.
It does not seem too long ago we were all packed to the rafters in Molly Roffey’s going through the whole rollercoaster of emotions in that FA Cup Final against Hull before finally lifting that famous trophy! What a night it was and we all can say now that it happened last year!
Have yourself a Goonerific 2015!