Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM

In Singapore, there are about 35,000 senior citizens, relatively healthy & living on their own with few kins or friends. Many are alone & depressed, without relatives & other friends to talk to. Some are illiterate & with little mental resource, they will just sit in the house alone, staring into space while waiting for another day to pass.

Simon has pledged to complete min 6 laps (each lap is 5 miles with 20 obstacles) in 24 hours, non-stop, during winter, taking his endurance to a new ultra-level.

This race will take Simon on a journey where at times, he will be alone facing physical, mental & emotional challenges. Today, Simon is blessed with family, friends & community around him, thus would like to take this opportunity to give back to the seniors, who are less fortunate.

During this campaign, we will provide regular updates from now till end of the race. Please help to spread the words to your friends.

The fund raising goal of $24,000 is derived from the number of hours that Simon will be in the race. His goal is not only to complete 30 miles but 100 miles. Should we reached the goal before the race, please continue to share the message. As the more you give, more seniors will benefit.

With your generosity, Lions Befrienders (Singapore) will be able to sustain & enhance the programmes to engage the seniors and allow them to age with dignity in the community close to their hearts.

#LittleByLittle

About The Charity

Established in 1995, LB has more than 25 years of experience in befriending and caring for seniors in order for them to age in place in the community. Over the years, LB strives to address the varied needs of more than 86,000 seniors by adopting a senior-centric approach in its eldercare services. Leveraging on the support of some 1,000 regular volunteers, we actively engage more than 6,000 at-risk seniors via a spectrum of integrated eldercare service from preventive to intervention through comprehensive programmes, including social, emotional, mental and physical, to improve their quality of life.

Amid the challenges in the eldercare landscape, LB undertakes constant review and adjustment to its programmes and services. Under our Community Outreach arm, we currently operate 10 Senior Activity Centres, 3 Cluster Support, 2 Senior Group Homes and Home Personal Care services. Our Befriending arm extends island-wide befriending services to socially isolated seniors. For its exemplary disclosure and corporate governance practices, LB was conferred the Charity Transparency Award by the Charity Council in 2016 and 2017.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Elderly