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.
One of the reasons why I am participating in Relay Majulah is to remind myself to keep running, keep connecting with the community and keep giving to those in need. I have not been running 10km for almost 2 years, not to mention running 10km in 1 hour or below. But I am determined to take up this challenge for a good cause and help to raise awareness on the diverse needs of people within our society. I hope that through my participation in Relay Majulah, we can inspire more to journey alongside us in making a change in our society and in the lives of others so that everyone can play our part to build a great home and a caring community in SG. - Desmond Tan (Chief Executive Director, People's Association)
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.