Our Campaign Story

ends 31 May 2021, 11:59 PM

We are the Purple Monkeys FC, an amateur football team founded in 2010 and based in Singapore.

Like many, we have been following the stories of migrant workers who are living in local dormitories and have been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

As a club, we thought now is the right time to set ourselves our toughest fundraising challenge to date to help out and show our support.

In support of Migrant Workers Assistance Fund, the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers Centre in Singapore, we ran a virtual relay race of 4,107km from Singapore to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In fact, we ended up running over 5,000km with some team members covering over 300km.

Our story was covered in the press and our campaign has generated donations of $28,000. Enough money to provide over 8,500 meals to people who need them.

The wrap up video is available to view here: https://www.facebook.com/purplemonkeysfc/videos/2698334983722964/

We have extended this page should anybody want to continue to support and donate!

Thank you so much to everybody for your support!

About The Charity

The Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) is the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). MWC assists migrant workers redress employment disputes and furthers education and awareness among them of their employment rights. MWC also promotes migrant workers' social integration as well as their harmonious co-existence with Singaporeans at the workplace and beyond. As case assistance for migrant workers is frequently accompanied by follow-on issues with housing, food and other subsistence costs, the MWAF was set up in 2012 (IPC-certified in 2014) to fund all humanitarian and emergency assistance rendered to MWC case clients - if their employers fail to discharge the duty to care for and protect their own workers. The MWAF allows the MWC to cover and protect vulnerable workers up till their outstanding matters are resolved and concluded, and is a key resource for the MWC in providing proper and adequate help to distressed and victimized migrant workers in Singapore.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Education
Humanitarian
Social Service