About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
Aleksandar Duric is a former professional footballer. He is currently a Principal for Sport Singapore and ActiveSG Football Academy. Outside of football, Duric has been involved in charity work. In 2011, he ran the half-marathon race at the Standard Chartered Marathon alongside radio deejay Rod Monteiro and kinesiologist Dr Tan Swee Kheng to help raise S$12,000 for Sanctuary House, which provides foster care for children. In 2012, Duric drove a taxi for 12 days to raise $2,657 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. He and his three kids also painted plastic doves that were sold in aid of the Dover Park Hospice in September 2013.
I hope that through my participation in Relay Majulah, I can inspire others to chase their dreams and to contribute to the society in any way. It is an honour to represent Singapore as a football player and a privilege to take part in Relay Majulah where we can help create awareness about President's Challenge and the role it plays in uniting the country, for its people. - Aleksandar Duric
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.
Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.