- Made new friendships
- Developed new skills
With his long blond-brown locks and tanned complexion, Mr Augustine Lee could easily pass off as a seafarer or outdoor sportsman. Once you get past his serious demeanour, he becomes surprisingly unintimidating when he speaks, thanks in part to his disarmingly unpretentious nature.
The 62-year-old precision engineer by training and grandfather of three (“I’m part of the Merdeka Generation,” he proudly declared) is an active volunteer with the Singapore Red Cross (SRC). In 2019 alone, he clocked an impressive 1,500 hours volunteering with the humanitarian organisation across different services, on top of juggling his day job.
62-year-old Augustine Lee’s volunteer experience with Singapore Red Cross dates back more than 20 years, when he decided to become a regular blood donor