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.
I am an urban farmer at Edible Garden City - an urban farming social enterprise with the mission of creating positive social changes through community-centric agriculture. Together with my team, we run the farm operations to grow fresh, local and pesticide-free produce and push forth our belief that creating healthier human communities starts with greater ecological sensitivity to our land.
At 19, I participated in a 250km Ultramarathon organised by the 4 Deserts Race Series as the youngest participant. More than a personal challenge for myself, I wanted to turn this endeavour into something more meaningful. Together with a friend, we formed the "Team Horsebackgobi" and raised $15,864.60 for a charity, Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA), to support its therapeutic horse-riding sessions for people with disabilities.
As Mother Theresa aptly put it "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." Support me in my running endeavour to run for a more compassionate Singapore!
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.