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 first got involved in President's Challenge and the Community Chest when I worked at the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Between 2011 and 2016, I served as the Chairman of the President's Challenge Steering Committee, during which I received the generous support of donors and volunteers from all walks of life and all segments of society. I saw first-hand how President's Challenge inspired many Singaporeans to play a part in supporting those amongst us who need assistance and in doing so, help build a more caring and inclusive society. I realised how important the mass movement was in supporting many charities to further their good work and worthy causes. Although I am no longer formally involved in the President's Challenge and Community Chest today, I try my best to support it in other ways. I have been a champion of the Community Chest's SHARE programme at my workplace. Running as part of Relay Majulah is just another small way for me to play a part in this bicentennial year. I hope you can support me and the President's Challenge.
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 entrepreneurship. 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.