Our Campaign Story

ends 16 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM

On Singapore's National Day (9 Aug), I couldn't stop thinking about how many families have been adversely impacted by Covid-19 this year.

In my small effort to support those affected by Covid-19, I pledged to fundraise by challenging myself to swim 150 kms over 100 days, averaging 1.5kms everyday from Singapore National Day to my birthday on 16 Nov. My goal is to raise S$ 15,000 or S$100 (USD74) for every km.

As I go live with my campaign on 14 Oct, I have clocked 102 swim kms over 47.5 hours in the last 67 days.

For those of you who know me, I'm not much of an athlete but I've been inspired by my daughter who turns 18 months soon. Her endeavours to persevere in acquiring new skills in spite of many failures has reminded me the power of grit and and the growth mindset.

Please lend your support to this campaign, let's unite in supporting all those affected by Covid-19.

Thank you very much for your kind contribution.


About Campaign

The evolving COVID-19 situation has affected Singaporeans in one way or another, including individuals who are facing loss of income or families that are struggling with additional caregiving duties and additional expenses for essential items.

The Courage Fund was first established in 2003 when Singapore was hit by the SARS outbreak. Fellow Singaporeans donated generously to the Fund to support those who were affected by the outbreak. In this same spirit of uniting the community to support one another through difficult times, Community Chest is rallying the community to provide relief and support to those affected by the current COVID-19 situation.

Where Will Your Donations Go?

Donations will go towards supporting and providing relief to vulnerable individuals and families, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and volunteers, affected by the COVID-19 situation. Find out more about The Courage Fund COVID-19 Relief Schemes and their eligibility criteria at https://www.ncss.gov.sg/thecouragefund.

For further queries on relief schemes, please contact us at [email protected]

For further queries on The Courage Fund, please contact us at [email protected]

Let us stay united in the face of this challenge and we will emerge stronger together.

About The Charity

Community Chest is the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which is the national co-ordinating body for social service agencies in Singapore.

The National Council of Social Service (the "Council") was established as a statutory body on 1 May 1992 under the National Council of Social Service Act (Chapter 195A amended in September 2000) (the "Act") and is domiciled in Singapore. The registered office of the Council and principal place of operations is at NCSS Centre, Ulu Pandan Community Building, 170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02, Singapore 279621.

The NCSS Charitable Fund was established on 1 May 2003, as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) and comprises all the charitable activities of NCSS, including the Community Chest.