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.
Lim Teck Yin is the CEO of Sport Singapore. He retired as a brigadier-general from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) after 30 years of military service. Lim was a former national water polo player with seven Southeast Asian Games medals, and a recipient of the Singapore National Olympic Council Team of the Year Award for 1986, 1989 and 1991.
I believe that sport is a great platform for us to challenge ourselves to live our best. Since young I have cherished the camaraderie and encouragement from playing with teammates. This has been a fundamental part of my growth and development through the years.
The future of Singapore depends on all of us appreciating how blessed we are to call Singapore home and our willingness to come together to prevail against the challenges that undermine our success. Relay Majulah is not just fund raising but a rallying call to come together to uplift our fellow Singaporeans in need. I look forward to joining hands with like-minded people to affirm that we can achieve much for Singapore and our people by working together.
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.