About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I have always been cycling - for long distances and for doing it for charity. For example, in 2015, I was part of the 3-men team - 'Melaka and Back in One Crack', starting from Singapore and pedaling to and from the Malaysian town of Melaka in a single ride within 24 hours, covering 525km. 1000km rides might sound epic but the pain or suffering is nothing compared to the day to day obstacles that our beneficiaries go through. I am just an ordinary man and I hope through my endurance adventures that I could shine a light and do my part. I am honored to be part of Relay Majulah and even though I am running, the lessons I have gleaned from those rides would serve me well in this running journey where we do good through sports.
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.