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ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM

I am taking part in the Straits Times Virtual Run and will be running for 175 km. I have not run 175 km before and I thought, since this virtual run can allow me to spread this distance over several days, I would like to take up this as a personal challenge and at the same time, would like to raise funds for the Straits Times School Pocket Fund. Personally it is a challenge for me as I am not actually a seasoned runner. I have planned to cover different park connectors round the island in my runs that would spread over 20 to 25 days.

In this ST Virtual Run, I would like to specially dedicate this run to those children and their families who are in need of financial support especially during this COVID situation.

I was heartened to read from a Straits Times report on 1st October that the ST School Pocket Fund will be making special payouts to help kids amid this Covid-19 crisis.

I would like to play a small part to raise at least $17 500 for these families to help them cope during this downturn caused by the ongoing pandemic. Do support me as I challenge myself to complete this 175 km run by 17 December. Most importantly, I would certainly appreciate your generous donation towards the ST School Pocket Fund.

On behalf of this group of about 10 000 students who have been benefitting from this Fund, I would like to say a Big Thank You for your donations in advance. Any amount donated towards this worthy cause will be deeply appreciated. Thank you very much.

About The Charity

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.

The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed more than $80m and helped over 180,000 children and youth.

STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centres, Family Service Centres (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialised schools, Children's Homes and PAVE.

STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
Read more about STSPMF at www.spmf.org.sg


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