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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