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 started in 2000 and represents a coming together of people from all walks of life, under the President's patronage, to help those who are less fortunate. It is the President's call to all Singaporeans to do their part to build a more caring and cohesive society.
While fundraising continues to be at the heart of President's Challenge, the campaign has gone beyond the giving of money to the giving of time, skills and talent for the less fortunate. President now seeks to play a bigger role in nurturing stronger communities by expanding support for programmes beyond the social service sector and to encourage the young and elderly population to be involved in community work.
Under the leadership of President Halimah Yacob, President's Challenge is looking into more customised and upstream support to help the most vulnerable change their circumstances through skills upgrading, capacity building and empowerment.