About Campaignends 10 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.
Gerrard aka Ah Siao not only has craziest and wildest ideas but acts on them as well. When he is not organizing running events, he can be seen running in events. In 2012, he dragged a 14kg used tyre over 42km at the Standard Chartered Marathon to raise funds for the group. Showing his spirit for patriotism, he did 50km in 2015 for 50 consecutive days to commemorate SG50. He ran 31 marathons in 31 days to raise awareness for Singapore Bone Marrow Donors Program in 2016 and 888 km from Thailand to Singapore for a food fund raiser.
As the one who initiated the idea of Relay Majulah to commemorate Singapore's Bicentennial, he also heads Relay Majulah Runners Committee, tasked with the challenge along with the help of other committee members in finding the 200 runners to help raise funds for President's Challenge. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, he is grateful for what Singapore has given him so far. He lives in the present and cherishes the happiness that comes from knowing that he is alive and well.
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.