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.
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 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.