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About Campaignends 23 Aug 2019, 11:59 PM
Boys' Town holds a lot of fond memories for Harry, a former boarder when he was only 11. Harry's mother sent him to Boys' Town when his father passed away as she was unable to look after him as a working mother. He later joined us as Programme Supervisor and went on to head the Residential Dept, devoting nearly 2 decades of his life to Boys' Town.
Now, Harry and his son, James, would like to lead a 500km walk as a personal event in support of Boys' Town. Here's what Harry has to say.
"Dear friends and family,
My 16 year-old son, James and I will be embarking on a challenge of 500km walk from S'pore to Kuala Lumpur on Aug 3, 2019 for 12 days.
In 2015, I had led a team of youths on a 300km walk to raise funds for St Gabriel's Foundation. I had no idea the impact it would have on my family! To my surprise, James asked if we could take on a greater challenge of 500km as he also became inspired to raise awareness on the needs of our underprivileged youths of today. As a father, I am both touched and awed by James' aspirations.
Start date- 3 August 2019, Sat
1) S'pore phase - 1 day 50km
2) M'sia phase - (10 or 11 days) 450km
We hope that this will inspire you to donate to Boys' Town so that they can continue impacting the lives of the clients they serve. All donations will go directly to Boys' Town's to support their operations and programmes.
Thank you for your kind support and we look forward to the Challenge! God bless all."
About the Charity
Boys' Town is a charity founded by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. We first began as a residential care for war-torn orphans, imparting education and life skills to them. Over the years, we have expanded to provide a continuum of services and become a one-stop children and youth centre. Boys' Town's services now include residential, fostering, youth outreach, adventure therapy and clinical intervention.
Boys' Town serves both boys and girls, from infants to young adults. We help children and youth who come from disadvantaged and disengaged families who may have faced hardship resulting from difficult home situations, financial struggles, abandonment, and abuse. Each year, Boys' Town works with close to 1,500 children and youths.
With 72 years dedicated to the social mission, Boys' Town equips the children and youths in need with the skills they need to become socially integrated, responsible and contributing members of society.