Our Campaign Story

ends 28 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM

The What?
On Thursday 24th June 2021, a team of 7 cyclists & triathletes (Kyle Arnold, Felix Booth, Alasdair George, Andy Williams, Joe Maloney, Jay Pennington-Benton and Denis Bauer) all living in Singapore will climb 8,848m on Mt Faber the equivalent elevation of Mt. Everest. It is expected to take 18-20 hours moving time with a distance travelled of 340km and ascending the same lower Faber segment 211 times.

The Why?
This will be to raise much needed funds for Redcross Singapore's campaign India Covid-19 Response to supply vital oxygen and ventilators amongst other much needed support. We hope to raise as much as possible for this truly worthy cause. Being based out of Singapore several of us have friends whose families back home in India are affected by the situation and hope that we can make some sort of impact even if small.

About Campaign

(Note: Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible. If you'd like to also make a donation to help our seniors and low-income families in Singapore and receive 250% tax exemption, we invite you to do so here: https://s.giving.sg/vsB2G6y)

Updates as of 12 May 2021: Since the launch of its public appeal on 28 April, the Singapore Red Cross has received over S$3.2 million in donations.

The first tranche of aid, worth about SGD 3.6 million, includes medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, and ventilators to directly support patients and healthcare workers in hospitals.

More updates on our response at our website (redcross.sg) and social channels Facebook and Twitter (@sgredcross)
SRC is fundraising to deliver assistance and support communities in India, affected or at risk of being affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Medical equipment and supplies, such as ventilators, oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators, are urgently needed. In the first instance, we have purchased and will deliver five ventilators to community hospitals in New Delhi through the Indian Red Cross Society. As we raise more funds, we can provide more lifesaving medical resources.

'The needs are immense, and we look forward to working with more organisations to support the relief efforts in India. Our response plan will be adjusted based on ongoing developments, evolving needs and regular assessment of the situation,' said Mr Benjamin William.

About The Charity

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable.