'Driving Change with Caltex' Community Project raises $105,420 this past weekend, for needy elderly nationwide

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'Driving Change with Caltex' Community Project raises $105,420 this past weekend, for needy elderly nationwide

November 04, 2012

Singapore, November 4, 2012 – Caltex had embarked on a joint project with FOX International Channels (FIC) to create a first-of-its-kind reality community support project show, called Driving Change with Caltex!

It was a regional project spanning five markets across Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. We were the fifth and final stop, this past weekend from 2 to 4 November 2012.

Hosted by TV presenter Henry Golding, 25, who was recently seen on ‘Without Boundaries: Islands and Beaches’ and ‘The Rail World’, the project saw Henry pair up with local TV mum, Irene Ang, as they ran around town, rallying donors to purchase food hampers in a socially initiated mission to help the needy elderly.

The exhilarating weekend was capped off this afternoon with a special lunch party that was prepared for a total of 100 elderly, in which talented youths and artistes from Fly Entertainment performed a specially choreographed piece, directed by Irene.

Supported by a team of about 180 volunteers from the Pei Hwa Secondary School, Nan Chiau High School, kids from the ‘Caltex Passion for Kids’ programme, People’s Association and Chevron employees, the project managed to raise a total of $105,420, supplying 10,542 food hampers to the needy elderly nationwide.

About Chevron
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world. Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

About Caltex Singapore
In Singapore, Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd markets the Caltex brand, which is Chevron’s customer-facing brand in Asia Pacific and parts of the Middle East and Africa.  The Caltex retail network in Singapore consists of 30 Caltex service stations, 26 StarMarts and three mini marts.  Products such as Caltex with Techron petrol, Caltex Diesel with Techron D and Havoline® motor oil are also available at all Caltex service stations. Through Caltex Energy for Learning, our signature social investment programme focused on education, Caltex supports learning-based projects, which create opportunities for individuals to acquire new knowledge, gain new skills or be exposed to different ways of thinking.

About Driving Change with Caltex
Driving Change with Caltex is a bespoke branded content program which centers around Caltex’s social investment activities in Asia. It is a first-of-its-kind TV feature program that aims to highlight Caltex’s efforts in the communities where they have a presence in. Driving Change with Caltex will be tailored into a full 22-minute program featuring Caltex’s missions in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore on Star World. Each mission will be featured on special three-minute webisode format, shown on Caltex’s Driving Change microsite at www.drivingchangewithcaltex.com.

About ‘Caltex PAssion for Kids’ Programme
Chevron Singapore has joined forces with the People Association (PA), through its exclusive membership card, PAssion Card to launch ‘Caltex PAssion for Kids’, a new enrichment programme targeted at children from low-income families. This new initiative has been designed to inspire learning and give underprivileged children, from primary to secondary school, the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop new skills and be exposed to new ways of learning. Through the partnership with PA, Caltex hopes to support Singapore’s continued focus on education.

About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 350 wholly and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 37 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions reach over 1.1 billion households worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit. FOX (“dot-fox”) specialized in online video and display, and four TV production houses.

In Asia, FIC operates or distributes 33 channel brands, including the FOX, STAR and National Geographic brands, with over 100 feeds across 14 markets, As the leading pay-TV network in the region, FIC reaches more than 550 million cumulative subscribers across Asia Pacific and the Middle East with offices in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia, New Zealand and the UAE.  For more information, please visit www.foxinternationalchannels.com.