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Updated: 03/25/2014 23:40 | By Channel NewsAsia

Record S$1.8m raised for needy children through 1000E programme

Record S$1.8m raised for needy children through 1000E programme


Record S$1.8m raised for needy children through 1000E programme

SINGAPORE: A record S$1.8 million was raised for needy children from the business community through an initiative by the Singapore Children's Society last year.

The 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E) programme hopes to rally 1,000 companies and entrepreneurs to meet the needs of less fortunate children.

The programme was launched in February 2009 and it has since raised S$6.31 million from 1,700 donors.

About 40 companies and entrepreneurs who contributed to the programme last year received tokens of appreciation at a dinner on Tuesday.

Presenting the awards was Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also patron of the 1000E programme.   - CNA/xq

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