About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Anselm Chelliah joined the Singapore Armed Forces 21 years ago as an Army regular. He was an avid sportsman, playing basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis and many other sports along the way. Running and keeping healthy were always a major part of his lifestlye as a soldier. At the age of 26, his health took a downhill drop as he was discovered to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, which later became hypothyroidism when he took medication to overcome this problem. After taking a year to recover, he pushed himself to be as strong both physically and mentally as he could be.

At 41 year young, he is a proud husband and father with 2 beautiful children. To set a good example to them, he encourages a healthy and robust lifestyle for the family.

Anselm has been running Spartan races and enjoys the community and helping others understand the joy of keeping and being fit for life.

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.


Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

Children & Youth

President's Challenge Secretariat, Contact Person