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Updated: 03/08/2014 18:23 | By Channel NewsAsia

Young Singaporeans raise more than S$90,000 at charity walk

Young Singaporeans raise more than S$90,000 at charity walk


Young Singaporeans raise more than S$90,000 at charity walk

SINGAPORE: Giving back to society -- that is exactly what some younger Singaporeans did on Saturday morning at the inaugural charity walk event organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) Youth Group.

They were joined by Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing, who said it was heartening to see them do so through simple activities.

The event raised more than S$90,000 for two of its beneficiaries -- the Jamiyah Children's Home and Very Special Arts Singapore.

Chinese community and business leaders, community partners, members of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, and teachers and staff of its affiliated schools were among the 1,400 participants who turned up for the walk at Gardens by The Bay East.

"Many of the younger children were asking, 'Why are we doing this? Why come out on a Saturday morning to do this walk?',” said Mr Chan.

“But then they realised that there are actually people who need help and so through this simple activity, they realised that actually there is a larger society that we live in (and) we can all play our part… to help the less fortunate."  - CNA/ec

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