Our Campaign Story

ends 18 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM

The arts have always been a large part of my life and self-identity as a performer as well as a producer. Beyond providing a source of respite or entertainment, the arts also play a pivotal role in the process of expression, healing and transformation for people who have experienced painful or traumatic life experiences. Thus, I am organising this fundraiser for The Red Pencil (Singapore) to help them reach out to more persons in need of creative arts therapy.

As part of my campaign, my friend Ming Yen and I live-streamed a music session entitled Somewhere, A Random Rehearsal on 27 September 8pm SGT on Facebook (https://bit.ly/SARR-1) where we presented a live piano and voice performance of some familiar tunes. We hope our session have stirred joy in your hearts and inspired you to help us bring the power of creative arts to the vulnerable.

No amount is too little. I thank you in advance for extending your generosity.

About The Charity

The Red Pencil (Singapore) is an Institution of Public Character and a registered charity founded in Singapore with a mission to bring the benefits of arts therapy (drawing, music, movement and dance) to children, adults and low-income families who have been through overwhelming and traumatic life circumstances such life-threatening illness, violence and abuse, for which they may have no words.

We partner with hospitals, family centres, foster and elderly homes and shelters, schools and prisons, and all health-related institutions to help them incorporate arts therapy as part of their existing psycho-social programmes.

The creative process of arts therapy allows our service users to express the unspeakable, to experience release and relief, to find new resources, gain self-confidence and feel empowered to move on towards a more hopeful and happier life. At The Red Pencil (Singapore), we are dedicated to the resilience and long-term recovery of the most vulnerable from all walks of life, to allow them to grow and become healthy and happy human beings for the world of tomorrow.

Through arts therapy, The Red Pencil (Singapore) helps break the vicious cycles of helplessness and violence, reduces stress and trauma and offers a way of expression towards balance, self-empowerment and resilience. Anyone, anywhere, at any stage in their life, can benefit from arts therapy.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Families
Humanitarian