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

Founded in November 1964, SPD is a voluntary welfare organisation that supports people with physical, sensory (visual and hearing impairments) and developmental disabilities by promoting their interest, welfare and advancement so as to develop their potential to the fullest. We now serve over 5,000 people with disabilities of all ages through programmes and services that focus on these areas:

1. Children & Youth: Focus on education and development
2. Adults: Focus on Independence and employment
3. Elderly: Focus on independence

We develop programmes and services to help people with disabilities become more independent and self-reliant so that they can lead more fulfilling lives.

As we have been awarded with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status, all cash donations to SPD are eligible for tax-deduction of 2.5 times the donation amount.

Learn more about the work that we do at www.spd.org.sg or connect with us on Facebook at