24/Jul 2012Residents from Red Cross Home for the Disabled toured Singapore Changi Airport!
On 17th July, staff of Nuance-Watson (Singapore) had the opportunity to spend a meaningful day with 10 residents of Red Cross Home for the Disabled for an excursion to Changi Airport. It was a day filled with joy and entertainment that was appreciated greatly by the residents as they hardly get the opportunity to interact with the outside world.
The day started at 10.30am at Terminal 3. Together with caregivers from the home, the residents were invited for lunch before they set off to enjoy the view of the majestic planes at the Viewing Mall. Our volunteers also prepared a performance for the residents where they danced and sang a medley of old songs and the residents gamely sang along. Just by seeing the smiles that would peek out from their faces made this excursion so much more gratifying.
It was an afternoon filled with fun, laughter and adventure where our volunteers had opportunities to engage the home residents in conversations and interact with them to make them feel more comfortable in the new environment. Before bidding our goodbyes, the residents were brought around for a mini shopping escapade, gracing the basement shops located at Terminal 3.
Siti Mariam Saifil Haireen, Administrative Assistant at Red Cross Home for the Disabled said that their residents “have expressed great joy, especially Agnes (one of the 10 residents) who kept talking about how much fun she had looking at the shops and eating out”.
After their visit, when we had the time to sit down and reflect on the day, the humbling experience our team at Nuance-Watson had, certainly reminded us that the pursuit of happiness is just a simple act of kindness, caring and sharing.
31/Jan 2012MASTERCARD AND NUANCE-WATSON DONATED S$50K TO UN WOMEN
Nuance-Watson (Singapore), in partnership with MasterCard Worldwide, made a contribution of S$50,000 to UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) recently, as fulfilled corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment for the MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™ program that was run at the travel retailer’s Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport in 2011. The official ceremony was held in January 2012 at MasterCard Singapore office.
The presentation ceremony was attended by Mr. Nagesh Devata, vice president, Market Development, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa of MasterCard Worldwide, together with Mr. Ken Tse, Managing Director of Nuance-Watson Singapore. They presented the sum to Ms. Trina Liang-Lin, President of Singapore National Committee for UN Women. The donation will go towards helping the lives of disadvantaged women in Asia.
The strategic collaboration between MasterCard and Nuance-Watson Singapore for this Purchase with Purpose™ program was built on transactional philanthropy platform with objective to involve the cardholders, at the 22 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located at the four Changi Airport terminals in Singapore. For each transaction made using a MasterCard during the period, the financial institute made a contribution to Singapore National Committee for UN Women to lend support to economic empowerment programs, improve access to education and healthcare services for women and girls.
Ken Tse, Managing Director of Nuance-Watson Singapore, said: “Corporate Social Responsibility has been an area of focus for us for years. This meaningful collaboration with MasterCard to help disadvantaged females in Asia is in line with our humanitarian objective to involve our valued customers in our charitable efforts. We hope that the program has resonated with our customers to travel and shopped with a conscience.”
16/Dec 2011Thank you message from the Residents of Singapore Cheshire Home
Message on the card:
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath give thee.
Message from Residents of The Singapore Cheshire Home:
Dear Mr Ken Tse & staff of Nuance-Watson,
Thank you very much for your visit on 25-Nov-2011 which had brought us much joy and happiness. The beautifully decorated Christmas tree standing elegantly in the hall serves as a reminder of the good you brought us and time you spent with us. Thank you for decorating the tree, for donating the decorations, for the gifts, the angbaos and a vevy lovely Christmas lunch. And thank you for the entertainment after the lunch.
We wish Nuance-Watson every success in the coming year. We hope we'll see you again.
Thank you once again, and God bless everyone of you and your family.
29/Nov 2011Nuance-Watson Singapore brings joy of Christmas early to residents of Singapore Cheshire Home
On 25th November 2011, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, volunteers from Nuance-Watson Singapore paid a visit to the Cheshire Home, one of the four adopted charity organisations by the Travel Retailer to bring the joy of Christmas earlier to the Home residents.
In bid to share its success with those in need, since 2003, under the guidance of Managing Director Ken Tse, Nuance-Watson Singapore launched the CSR programme aimed at supporting the on-going work of several non-profit humanitarian organizations in Singapore. Today, the company supports a total of four charitable organisations - the Singapore Cheshire Home, St. John's Home for the Elderly, Red Cross Home for the Disabled and The Sunbeam Place for the Children’s Home. For year 2011 alone, the company has donated close to SGD44,000, primarily on supplies such as groceries, meals, stationery items and daily necessities for those at the Homes.
A place called ‘home’ to some 70 seriously disabled adults, Cheshire Home is also a rehabilitation centre and care for a daily average of 20 non-residential physically disabled clients. The Home residents received not only care and rehabilitation, but also encouragement and stimulation. The activities conducted at the Home aim to provide the residents with the chance to live as normal lives as possible.
For the visit, the NWS volunteers brought specially prepared lunch and Christmas decorations. They helped to feed the residents, put up the Christmas decoration, and even song and dance performance to entertain. It was an enjoyable afternoon not only for the residents, the care-takers and volunteers all had a great time.
NWS aims to continue its CSR program long term and to conduct more visits to the Homes. The company hopes that through such interaction, the awareness to care more for not-so-fortunate will encourage others to be more involved in charitable causes.
We believe that true beauty does not rely solely on the appearance; it has to come from within too. As Singapore and Asia-Pacific biggest beauty retailer, other than bringing in the best products to serve our customers, we aim to support and give back to society as well.
Over the years, the company has been actively involved in various charitable causes. As early as 2003, as part of our corporate social responsibility effort, we are proud to render support to various organisations including:
* In 2007, monetary contribution to World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Programme that addresses the root causes of poverty and diseases, helping the children, their families and communities break the cycle of poverty.
In our recent drive, we are pleased to have collected close to $30,000 with contributions made by Nuance-Watson’s staff. The fund were then spent on groceries, meals, stationery items and daily necessities for those staying in the 4 charitable organisations.
Beauty isn’t simply about looking good outside but making others feel good inside too.
26/Nov 2010Support for our future beau-trepreneurs
We believe in grooming talents for the future. Therefore, the company supports the Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science offered at Singapore Polytechnic, by contributing over 1,000 bottles of fragrance testers in 2010 for the students to conduct lab-tests.
In addition, the company is actively seeking interns who are interested in working in the industry to join the company to find out more about how to manage the country’s biggest beauty business (yes, even bigger than any downtown department store group even though we are at the airport) that serves over a thousand Singaporean customers every day.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is made available to the best of Nuance-Watson's knowledge and belief. The prices quoted are retail prices, subject to price changes and errors. Our prices fluctuate monthly in accordance to currency movements as regulated by the pricing policy set by the Changi Airport Group. Final price to be paid will be at the time of handing over the ordered goods.