SINGAPORE: More than S$11 million has so far been raised in this year’s President Challenge.
The money came from direct public contributions and from over 40 fundraising events organised by various partners and organisations.
These include the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ Vertical Challenge, Singapore Polytechnic’s Flag Day, and SingHealth’s Symphony for Health event.
This is the first year the President’s Challenge is under the helm of President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who took office last year.
This year also saw a 40 per cent increase in the number of beneficiary organisations —— from 39 in 2011 to 55 in 2012.
President Tony Tan thanked the various organisations and members of the public for their tremendous support of the President’s Challenge.
He said the funds raised will go a long way towards improving the lives of the 55 beneficiaries supported by President’s Challenge 2012.
President Tony Tan said: "I am encouraged to see that besides financial contributions, which are of course extremely important, Singaporeans are now giving their time, energy and skills to make a difference in our community through fundraising, volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. I hope that Singaporeans will continue to participate actively in these efforts to create a more caring and compassionate society."
Members of the public who wish to donate to the President’s Challenge can do so by visiting this
before December 31, 2012.
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