Our Campaign Story

ends 10 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM

Dear friends, I would like to invite you to donate generously this Christmas to a good cause (rather than to give me a gift). I will be running the "Serving People with Disabilities" Virtual Run on 24 November 2017 to raise funds that will be channeled via SPD to 5,500 unique individuals with special needs.

It's a 10km virtual race (based on running tracker), and just to spice things up I will be pushing for a personal best time of under 59 minutes. Appreciate your generous donations!

About Campaign

In conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 Dec 2017, SPD will be organising the inaugural SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run to allow general public to show their support for persons with disabilities (PWDs), run for a good cause and raise fund for PWDs. It also serves as an opportunity for both persons without disabilities and PWDs to step out of their comfort zone, break out of their own mental barriers and challenge themselves to complete a 10km run.

The SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run will be held from 24 Nov 2017 to 10 Dec 2017. Participants can complete the 10km run at any location, be it on the treadmill or in a park. They can also run at any time and at any pace they prefer. Upon completion, submission & approval of proof of run, participants will be rewarded with a medal & token of appreciation*.

SPD aims to raise $50,000 from this charity event to support and help over 9,400 people with disabilities (of which 5,500 are unique individuals) served through existing programmes and services such as therapy, early intervention, assistive technology, and education and employment support.

Join us as we take one step closer towards breaking barriers and unlocking potential of PWDs. Your support will make a positive impact in their lives. To register for the run, head over to www.virtualrun.spd.org.sg. Alternatively, you can also offer your support by making an online donation right here, right now.

*Terms & conditions apply

About The Charity

SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.

We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.

We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.

Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.

A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.

After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.