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.
Working in an organization that has set aside time and resources to fulfill corporate social responsibility at least once in year, we have been working with several non-profit organisations in the elderly and special needs space. Although the CSR activities were not related to running, it gave me opportunities to learn more about our friends with special needs and how we can contribute to their well-being. Above it all, seeing the smiles on their faces motivated us to keep going.
Sometime last year, a friend recommended me as a volunteer to support a school with special needs by accompanying kids to hike in MacRitchie Reservoir. I then had the opportunities to walk with the children with autism around the track, learning how to communicate with them and how to take care of them. I am determined to set aside time to support them on an ongoing basis.
Through Relay Majulah, I hope to create awareness for people around me and communities where I belong, about this fund raising movement for the 67 supported charities.
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.