Our Campaign Story

ends 31 May 2020, 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 are undertaking a virtual relay race of 4,107km from Singapore to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

We realise how lucky we are to be living in Singapore and are grateful for the work being done to overcome the current situation.

At 4,107km, as a club we are attempting to cover 130km every day within our neighbourhoods to complete the challenge.

In total, her hope to raise in excess of $20,535.

As well as raising money from within the club, we will also be looking for additional donations and support from our football teams, colleagues, friends and family.

You can follow our progress on Strava by searching for Purple Monkeys FC or follow us across social media.

UPDATE: we are now less than 1,000km from Dhaka. Thanks for your support!

Thank you to Asia one for covering our story: https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/these-guys-are-running-4107km-raise-20k-migrant-workers

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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