Another date to pencil in, please also note ACRES‘ appeal, as highlighted in blue bold italics:
from Louis Ng (ACRES)
date Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:57 PM
subject [ACRES] Invitation: House-warming party at the AWRC 20 Sept!
Dear ACRES Supporters,
I am delighted to inform you that the front portion of the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre (AWRC) opens tomorrow!
I would like to personally invite you to our house-warming party at the AWRC on 20th September (Saturday) from 6pm onwards (directions to AWRC: http://www.acres.org.sg/images/AWRC%20map.gif). Please RSVP by 17th September (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we need to prepare the food and drink!
The opening really is a milestone, as more than 4 years have passed since ACRES started work on establishing Singapore’s first dedicated wildlife rescue centre.
It has been a long and eventful journey, with many setbacks along the way. It has, however, been a journey that is without a doubt worthwhile. We have learned many important lessons and look forward to the AWRC being a landmark facility for the protection of animals.
We truly appreciate your continued support for ACRES and we would like to share with you how your support has helped make a difference. So please join us on the 20th, and also meet like-minded people who share your passion for making a difference in the lives of animals. Encourage friends and family to come too!
ACRES will begin its education and volunteer programmes at the Lee Foundation Education Centre and South West CDC Volunteer House at the AWRC respectively. These programmes aim to empower the public with knowledge about animal protection issues, inspire them to volunteer and take action to make a difference for our community.
The opening of the back portion, the Main Sanctuary Area, where animals will be housed following their 3 month quarantine period at the Wildlife Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre (front portion) will be, however, delayed for at least another 6 months.
ACRES has commenced legal action in the Singapore High Court against the contractor, A.n.A Contractor Pte Ltd (ANA) with respect to this delay. We are represented by Mr. Kenneth Pereira and Mr. Muralli Raja of Allen & Gledhill. We have also commenced legal proceedings against Mr. Tan Boon Kwee, the Clerk of Works. The Clerk of Works was required to be at the AWRC, on a daily basis, to supervise the day-to-day works that were to be carried out on site. ACRES will be claiming damages and/or losses it has suffered as a result of the actions of ANA and Mr. Tan Boon Kwee.
We will work tirelessly to rectify the problems that have arisen and we will not give up. This setback has not dampened our passion and determination to make a difference. We will learn from it and become stronger.
If you know of a construction company that will be to help us with excavation and re-building works at the AWRC, please contact me as soon as possible.
I look forward to seeing you on the 20th and showing you around the AWRC.