Celton is the Official Charity partner of Women’s Fashion Week
COMMITMENT TO PHILANTHROPY
The Celton Group is fully committed to contributing to society through a systematic series of corporate donations, active support and partnerships which seek to benefit the lives of the less fortunate and to provide opportunities for growth and development for those who need it most.
Celton’s business culture, one it very much believes in and which extends to its philanthropic and charitable efforts revolve around “an opportunity to serve.”
Over the last couple of years, the Group has been active in a number of initiatives across the globe, most notably in Singapore. Celton understands the need to be both consistent and committed to the causes that it supports. Such dedicated support over the course of a couple of years, has ensured that the organizations that the Group champions are able to plan ahead, and make balanced decisions, and positively impact the lives of many people.
The Group firmly believes in the ethos of spreading the giving culture to as many of those who are in a position to help as possible. To this end the Group has geared its activities toward raising the awareness and profile of the causes it supports to the mainstream media, thereby generating enough interest among the better off in society to respond and provide the necessary assistance.
A DEDICATION TO YOUTH
Celton’s approach to focusing on youth and youth related activities has been based on the notion that affecting and influencing the younger generations will have significant benefits in the longer term.
Affecting lives and changing behaviours can often be best achieved by supporting a country’s youth and younger members of its societies. There was perhaps no better way for Celton to express this, than through its ‘Official Supporter’ role of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
As a leading international organization dedicated to pursuing a business strategy that encompasses a positive approach to philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, we recognize that we are well placed to set an example to others. Such a belief was recognized by our invitation to the UBS Global Philanthropy Forum 2010.
Celton’s support last year for a range of charitable and philanthropic causes, spanning the arts and culture to those in need as a result of chronic social or medical conditions represents what it believes to be good corporate behaviour & responsibility.
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The following are two charitable foundations that Women’s Fashion Week is supporting:
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.
Didier Grumbach Scholarship Fund
For hundreds of years Asia has been an influence on creative minds across the world. Its influence can be seen and felt in everything from the buildings in which we work and live, the cuisine that we eat, and in particular the clothes and fashion that we wear. The latter depends on the continuing emergence of young, dynamic and vibrant fashion talent from across the region. It also depends on that talent gaining the support and guidance necessary to succeed in a highly competitive and challenging industry.
The Didier Grumbach Scholarship Fund has been set up with the specific aim of cultivating and nurturing exceptional Asian fashion talent. Monsieur Grumbach is President of The Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. As such he uniquely represents and oversees every aspect of a highly regarded world and in particular sets the industry standards on quality and on the use of the word “haute couture”. The creation of the Fund, presents an incredible opportunity for aspiring Asian fashion talent to achieve the highest standards and gain international recognition.
Having identified and selected from across the region exceptional young fashion talent, The Didier Grumbach Scholarship Fund has a number of objectives. The first is through a series of disbursements extend financial support to allow a select number of students to enroll and study at leading international design schools such as the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. The school, created over eighty years ago, has been at the forefront of educating and developing fashion talent. It is the alma mater to the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Issey Miyake. Graduates of the school also include many of the designers who are presenting as part of Haute Couture Week.
For successful graduates, The Didier Grumbach Scholarship Fund also seeks to provide a platform for continuing success. In particular this will be through providing financial assistance to support the collections of these new designers so that they may gain a wider global reach. This has already been successful with Song For The Mute – an Australian based label spearheaded by Indonesian born Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty who while born in Paris has Cambodian and Chinese heritage. Support for these two talented designers has ensured that their work and creativity has reached a wider regional and international audience.
Appearing at Men’s Fashion Week earlier in the year, the duo who have already received considerable acclaim in their native Australia were recipients of the ‘Young Designer of the Year Award’. These two designers perfectly represent the ambition of The Didier Grumbach Scholarship Fund to develop emerging Asian talent. Wherever possible, financial support will be augmented by professional guidance and direction on all aspects of developing a viable and successful business. In doing so, the Fund hopes to continue Asia’s legacy of providing the world with new and exciting ideas, creativity and talent.